Net Zero Homes

The warmer climate of the South has long made heat pumps a more practical option in new homes compared to forced-air furnaces. In regions with harsher winters, the majority of new home builders tend to stick with furnaces, although heat pumps have been making some incremental gains in the West and Northeast in recent years. 

For builders who are constructing net zero or zero-ready homes, electric heat pumps are frequently a better way to achieve energy efficiency and healthy air goals than a gas-fired, forced-air furnace. 

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Developer builds Symbi Duplex One, a take on building affordable net-zero.

The Wisconsin builder commits to making zero energy ready standard for all its homes by the end of 2022.

Colorado’s capital has a plan for getting new residential and commercial construction to net zero energy in under a decade.

A UTOPIA on-demand webinar offers expert advice from a building scientist, a net zero production builder, and an HVAC manufacturer.