The New Net Zero Homes

newnetzeroThinking of getting off the grid or just significantly cutting your energy use? A new book by architect William Maclay outlines how to do just that.

His new book, “The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future” is comprised of detailed architectural drawings and impressive charts to show that net-zero-energy buildings (those that make as much or more energy than they consume) not only offers long-term advantages for the planet, but can also save their owners money from the start.

Within the 576 pages of his book, you will not find a single strategy for getting to net zero, but an à la carte menu of technologies and inspirations, including a generous number of examples conceived by other firms and examples of homes from Vermont to Boston, and Utah. This should be required reading for anyone considering building a new home. Education is your best friend!

Our “Free Energy Living”sm tagline adheres to the same principles of reaching beyond the hefty consumption of the traditional built homes and re-inventing the paradigm.  Read the full article and interview from the New York Times here, and then explore our site to see how we can help build the future, together.

By | 2017-02-23T15:39:22+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Zero Energy|0 Comments