The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes
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NEW: Cold Climates Addendum offers additional guidance for ZE and ZER homes built in climate zones 6 and 7.
This report demonstrates that the cost increase to build a zero-energy or zero-energy ready home is modest—far less than consumers, builders, and policymakers realize—and highlights methods builders and policymakers can use to drive increased market penetration. Costs are expected to continue declining over time as this market matures: