by Brent Sasuser
The trend continues to show a more rapid interest in Net Zero awareness and NetZeroMax.com in particular. We are now adding 1,000 additional subscribers every 25 days! This positive trend is reflected in the growing number of Net Zero projects under construction throughout the United States. Check out Green Key Village in Central Florida, or HOUZE Net Zero Homes in Independence Heights, Houston, Texas. You might also want to check out KB (Net Zero) Homes in San Diego; Eco Village at Dunedin, Florida; Meritage Homes for Net Zero communities in Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas; and zero net energy communities in Massachusetts from Transformations.
It is a very hopeful sign that more and more are becoming aware of their Net Zero options. With the 30% federal tax credit “clock” ticking down to the December 31, 2016 deadline, more are deciding to build or retrofit to Net Zero to take advantage of this generous rebate.
As great as this trend is it represents a small percentage of the current construction activity. Architects and developers need to take the initiative and choose to design and build to Net Zero standards . . . NOT because the building code requires it, or it makes sense for the bottom line, but because it is the right thing to do! We need to join the Net Zero pioneers listed above and insist on nothing less than a Net Zero solution.
Thank you for your continued support.