Energy Production = Energy Consumption
While there is a fair amount of concern over rising energy prices, the value of energy independence and the effects of climate change, statistics show that buildings remain the primary source for energy consumption in the United States. Green Hammer has been successfully designing and building to the Earth Advantage Net Zero or Net Zero Ready certification or the Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) standard, administered by the International Living Future Institute.
These buildings produce as much renewable energy as they use over the course of a year through a combination of cost-effective design that minimizes energy requirements and utilizes renewable energy systems to meet reduced energy needs. Multiple Green Hammer projects are currently tracking against their Net Zero design and are experiencing positive results.
Learn more about net-zero energy design in this case study about Ankeny Row, a net-zero energy cohousing community in Portland, Oregon.