What is Net-Zero?
A unit (building and/or house) that is self-sufficient and requires no energy from outside sources. A Net-Zero construction develops its own energy.
How do we achieve Net-Zero?
ICF (Insulated Concrete Form)
A construction that prevents energy leakage from inside to outside. A construction that prevents energy leakage from outside to inside.
Designing the roof surface for maximizing solar panel usage
Utilising the constructed unit to benefit from wind currents to produce electricity with vertical wind turbines.
Will produce heat or/and cool (air conditioning) – Will heat water
What are the advantages of Net-ZERO?
MOST Important An insulated construction that retains the heat or cool as needed inside the unit. An insulated construction that leaves the heat or cool as needed outside the unit.
BETTER Investment Ultra Energy Efficient – The Net-ZERO system can reduce heating & cooling costs by up to 70% compared with wood construction.
- Durable – concrete structures can last for 100s of years versus decades, with lower maintenance costs. Smart – Insurance premiums and HVAC (Heating/Ventilating/Air Condition) costs can be lower for Net-ZERO homes and re-sale values are typically higher.
BETTER Health & Comfort Improved Indoor Air Quality – Net-ZERO walls will not promote rot, mould or mildew. Reduced air infiltration allows better conditioning & allergen filtering of indoor air. Comfortable – consistent inside temperatures without cold or hot spots or drafts. Peace & Quiet – with amazing reduction in noise transfer compared to wood-framed buildings.
Super Strong – Reinforced concrete homes can be designed to withstand many hurricane/tornado force winds and associated flying debris, keeping your family secure. Fire Resistant – Net-ZERO walls have a fire rating of up to 4 hours compared to only 1 hour for wood walls.
The synergy and/or integration of the renewable energy technologies (ICF, Solar, Wind, and Geothermal) will achieve Net-ZERO