Net Zero Builders in Victoria
Falcon Heights is proud to be a certified Net Zero energy building company. What are Net Zero certified buildings? All Net Zero buildings “rely on exceptional energy conservation and on-site renewable generation to meet all of their heating, cooling and electricity needs. One hundred percent of the project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis, without the use of on-site combustion.” (living-future.org/netzero)
Looking for greener solutions to help your business become a leader in energy sustainability? Falcon Heights can help you achieve your goals with our Net Zero certification training. Imagine your building being designed and constructed to function as graciously and efficiently as Mother Nature herself. We will make sure your project is created with its bioregion’s characteristics in mind, and with all of its energy generated from renewable resources.
What is Net Zero Energy Housing?
A Net Zero Energy (NZE) home is a home that produces at least as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.
Housing accounts for 17 per cent of secondary energy use in Canada and 16 per cent of the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
(Source: NRCan, Energy Use Data Handbook, August 2006; Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions, Residential Sector, 2004.)
NZE housing is a reality today and can offer a wide range of benefits and advantages, including the following:
- Low utility bills — save money on energy costs all year round and be protected from future energy price increases.
- More comfortable living space — enjoy better indoor air quality, stable temperatures, more natural light, and isolation from outdoor noise sources.
- A greener choice for the environment — minimize the household’s greenhouse gas emissions and ecological footprint, conserve resources and reduce pollution.
- A better future — help make sure that future generations of Canadians have better housing choices, clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a safe, healthy world to live in.
1 Some definitions of NZE homes include off-site renewable energy sources.