22 Apr '15, 2pm

California’s First Zero Net Energy Community Opens on Earth Day to Support Bold State Goals

California’s First Zero Net Energy Community Opens on Earth Day to Support Bold State Goals

Zero Net Energy Homes at Fontana, California. Credit: Meritage Homes. Currently the energy used in homes and buildings is the second largest contributor to California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ZNE homes and buildings can help reduce the state’s energy demand and environmental impacts associated with homes and buildings, providing more resilience to climate impacts. “There are several ZNE homes throughout California, but none clustered at one community,” commented CR Herro, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Meritage Homes. “This community not only allows the value of operation cost reduction to the homeowners, but provides much needed data to the utilities about kW production and demand at each home, and cumulatively at the transformer level to provide needed data to design service for community level Zero Energy as California building code progresses towar...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015...

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