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Net-Zero Energy

Our commitment to the environment drives us to build homes that not only reduce environmental impact, but create a restorative effect. The high performance design and advanced engineering make it easier and more attainable to build a home that produces as much energy as it needs through renewable energy, known as net-zero energy.

A net-zero home is more than a house with solar panels. It’s a house designed to put energy conservation first: from framing to finishing. Deltec’s airtight structural shell paired with our additional options—such as highly insulated wall systems, high performance windows, solar electric kits, passive solar design and more—mean any of our homes can easily achieve net-zero energy. With the Renew Collection, many of those options are already built in, even further streamlining the process.

The power of efficiency

Trying to power a traditional home, especially an existing home, with enough renewable energy to make it net-zero, can be difficult. Deltec’s high performance shell is built to maximize energy efficiency before solar is added, making the addition of renewable energy—either now, or down the road—much more manageable. In addition, our RESNET HERS Rater is available to ensure you achieve your green building goals.

The amount of solar panels required to achieve net-zero energy on a typical existing house

The amount of solar panels required to achieve net-zero energy on a typical existing house

The amount of solar panels required for a Deltec to achieve net-zero energy

The amount of solar panels required for a Deltec to achieve net-zero energy

Benefits of net-zero

  • Comfortable environment- The airtight structure and high level of insulation means steady temperature changes, very few drafts and reduced outside noise.
  • Cost savings- Building a net-zero home even further lowers your cost of ownership by eliminating energy bills.
  • Healthier lifestyle- Net-zero homes help maintain a healthy living environment for you and your family with fresh air ventilation, which circulates clean, filtered air through the house and drastically reduces allergen and pollutants.