Last month, Reid’s Heritage Homes set a new standard of building, completing the first Net Zero Energy home as part of a national demonstration project that aims to show how Net Zero homes can be built on a community level and actually be affordable for the everyday homebuyer. The home was built in Guelph’s Westminster Woods community, where four more Net Zero Energy homes will be built by spring of 2016.
Being the first builder in Canada to complete a Net Zero Energy home is a groundbreaking achievement, but what doesNet Zero actually mean? Basically, the home produces as much energy as it uses. But how?