The definition of a Net Zero home is ‘a home that produces as much energy as it consumes in a calendar year’.
To build Net Zero, the house must be designed and built in what’s often been referring to as a ‘whole house approach’. The steps are simple, but the outcome is extraordinarily beneficial.
A modern Net Zero home looks no different to any other everyday modern home, but with design features that helps to achieve Net Zero Energy. Every element co-dependent on each other to bring you the best energy efficient, high performance, warm, healthy and comfortable home; it also results in better affordability, durability and the sustainability of the building; as well as leaving a greener footprint on the planet.
Most people only dream of someday owning and living in a Net Zero home, just like for many designers and builders it is only a theory on paper. At 10 Star Homes we are prepared to deliver this ahead of the rest of the industry and we are well-equipped, ready and excited about bringing you the future of building industry, ‘future-proof’ your home. Nothing excites us more than hearing peoples’ ‘no energy cost’ stories or seeing them running their houses and ‘fuelling’ their electric vehicles from excess solar production.
Net Zero (NZE) is now easier than ever to achieve. Photovoltaic panels are cheaper than ever with better performance. Advances in battery technology are making local storage of energy more economic, achievable, inconspicuous and even aesthetically attractive.
All three steps are dependent on each other to achieve Net Zero
You may be unwittingly allowing energy to leave your home in the form of heated air and water. This is energy lost.
We employ innovative technology that will recover this energy and use it to heat water and air entering your home.
- Drain water heat recovery system
- True energy recovery ventilation system
Employing effective renewable energy such as solar or geothermal to generate the reduced energy loads that the home does need. There are many considerations such as building orientation, effective designs, window orientation and passive solar gain etc