Net Zero Resources
Combining thoughtful design with high-quality construction practices, solar energy production, and high-efficiency technologies results in a comfortable home that can cut annual net energy bills down to zero.
The following NYSERDA resources describe technology options for net zero energy homes:
- Low-rise Residential New Construction Program Funding Opportunity
- Multifamily New Construction Program
- NY-Sun Incentive Program
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Net Zero Fact Sheet for Homebuyers [PDF]
- A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts for New Residential Construction [PDF]
These structures were designed to be highly efficient and incorporate technologies such as solar electric, solar thermal (hot water), or geothermal and other heat pump technologies.
View homes of the future which exist right now, in New York State. Take a tour through these net zero energy homes, with insights from the homeowner about its features and energy performance.
Natale Builders, a premier homebuilder in Western New York, have always tried to set themselves apart from the crowd by building homes that look special and outperform other homes.
David Bruns is changing the way developers look at energy efficiency by proving that a net zero apartment development could be commercially viable in the extreme weather of the Northeast. Read more
Take a Tour and View the Inner Workings of a Zero Net Energy House in New Paltz
1840s Farmhouse in Clifton Park Converted to Net Zero Energy Gem
Department of Energy - Zero Energy
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources – This website provides resources for successfully building and selling zero-energy ready homes. Find everything from technical training to sales tools and publications.
DOE’s Solutions Center - The Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics.