U.S, Canadian Zero Energy Residence Inventory Rises (Ind Report)
TEAM ZERO,Net Zero Energy Coalition
According to the recently released Zero Energy Residential Buildings Study
from Richmond, California-based TEAM ZERO -- fka Net Zero Energy Coalition -- the market for residential zero energy buildings grew 59 pct across the United States and Canada in 2018,
The report findings include:
Larger multifamily buildings are increasingly dominating the zero energy housing stock;
More projects are seeking zero energy performance with integrated renewables;
The report shows a 7.2 pct increase in the percent of projects pursuing zero energy over zero energy-ready -- 73.8 pct and 21.7 pct in 2017, now 66.6 pct and 29 pct, respectively);
California leads in number of projects with 6,828 followed by New York with 3,022; The Southwest is a stronghold with California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas claiming a total of nearly 9,600 units;
In Canada, there was a 240 pct increase in the number of zero energy units over 2017. The study notes a city or region's dominance is often driven by a single major project;
Multifamily projects now represent 71 pct of the total zero energy residential stock. Although multifamily zero energy has shown steady gains over single-family since 2015; In Canada, multifamily is even more dominant than in the U.S., with 90 pct of its zero energy units in multifamily projects, versus 67 pct in the U.S;
future trends to watch include community micro-grids, electrification, grid integration and harmonization, and zero carbon.
TEAM ZERO is working to unify stakeholders involved in promoting different 'paths to zero' with a common agenda and collaborative efforts that accelerate market adoption of zero energy and zero carbon homes, commercial buildings, developments, communities, and retrofits across North America. The goal is to build awareness about the value of zero energy and ensure zero harm homes and buildings are accessible and affordable to home buyers, renters and businesses in all communities.
Download the Zero Energy Residential Buildings Study 2018 Inventory of residential projects on the path to zero in the U.S. and Canada HERE.
(Source: TEAM ZERO, PR, Aug., 2019) Contact: TEAM ZERO, Richard Willingham, (416) 524-2380, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.teamzero.org
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