5th Annual Zero Energy Home Inventory Now Open

5th Annual Zero Energy Home Inventory Now Open

 5th Annual Zero Energy Inventory Now Open 

List Your Zero Energy Home at https://inventory.teamzero.org 

June 17, 2020 Portland Maine: Team Zero (the Net Zero Energy Coalition) is embarking on its 5th annual Zero Energy Residential Buildings Inventory in the US and Canada. The national nonprofit is asking for all those in the US and Canada involved in zero energy home design and construction to register their projects at https://inventory.teamzero.org 

The 2019 Inventory is currently underway and will conclude on August 15, 2020. According to the inventory director and author, Ann Edminster, M. Arch., “This year we are expanding our survey questions to identify critical factors like solar adoption and trends in electrification.” Edminster also notes that the new, enhanced online inventory input form allows users to add a listing in just a few minutes. Updating projects inventoried in earlier years is also much faster and easier now. 

The 2018 inventory showed 59% growth in ZNE units in just one year. Additionally, the study reinforced previous years’ findings. “Projects of two or more units (both single- and multifamily) dominate ZE activity across the US and Canada; they represented 94% of all ZE units in 2015, 95% in 2016, 94% in 2017, and clocked in at 95.4% in 2018. The unwavering prevalence of commercial ZE residential development is a clear signal that ZE is not a tiny niche for bespoke homes.” 

TEAM ZERO started tracking zero energy homes in the US and Canada in 2015, using the term “zero energy” broadly, seeking to include all residential projects designed to achieve energy performance in the realm of zero. Team Zero does not verify individual projects but rather relies on individuals to report their projects’ energy performance based on their best understanding. The Inventory’s categories are zero-energy-ready, zero energy, net positive, and – new this year – off-grid. Both new construction and retrofit projects can be listed and may be in any stage of development: planning, design, construction, or completed. 

If you have any questions about your project’s eligibility, upload the project data here, or contact info@teamzero.org with questions. 

Press Contact: Mary MacLeod Jones (207) 712-5606 

About Team Zero: 

TEAM ZERO is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable and educational organization. We were formerly known as the Net Zero Energy Coalition. Our funding comes through contributions from sponsors, membership fees, grants, donations, and contracts. Team Zero represents many individuals and organizations working towards a future where buildings and homes have zero negative impacts on the planet while replenishing and nurturing ecological well-being. Our members, sponsors, and Board include professionals from construction, architecture, building science, regulatory, environmental nonprofit association, manufacturing, communications, and media sectors. Team Zero believes that our collective future is zero carbon and 

EEBA & TEAM ZERO

EEBA & TEAM ZERO

EEBA & TEAM ZERO Align to Drive Demand for Zero Impact Homes

Push-pull marketing strategy dovetails builder education, consumer demand

Plymouth, MN, July 20, 2020 — The Boards of Directors of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and TEAM ZERO have agreed to work together to build a new alliance to move residential construction as rapidly as possible towards a zero-impact future. This agreement will combine the long-established education and training resources of EEBA with TEAM ZERO’s campaigning role as consumer demand builder.

This expanded alliance will combine EEBA’s long-established high-performance homes training and networking groups with TEAM ZERO’s annual zero-energy residential inventory, Gateway to Zero resource hub, and consumer engagement campaign. The two nonprofits are harmonizing their offerings to grow homeowner demand and builder capacity on a parallel track.

“EEBA is delighted that it can broaden its alliance by linking up with TEAM ZERO’s exciting and easy to understand market-changing approach,” said EEBA CEO Aaron Smith. “Our upcoming Virtual High Performance Home Summit will feature an exclusive Paths to ZERO track,” he added.

Frank Baker, TEAM ZERO President, reiterated EEBA’s excitement. “We are working with EEBA to plan a one-stop membership and sponsorship approach for all who are on a path to zero,” he explained. “Together, we will offer convincing Zero Impact Future value propositions to all stakeholders, including developers, builders, architects, building scientists, manufacturers, municipalities and–most important of all–homebuyers.”

For more information, visit www.eeba.org and www.teamzero.org. Members of the press and interested sponsors may contact, Aaron Smith at (612) 325-5719 or email at aaron@eeba.org or Mary MacLeod-Jones at (207) 712-5606 or email at mary@teamzero.org.

About EEBA — Since 1982, the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance has been a leader in the education of innovators and early adopters in the home building industry. Today, EEBA continues to drive market transformation with strong partnerships that allow our members and community to learn, share, and collaborate. We are committed to a future that is more resource-efficient, promotes health and wellness and resilience, and honors equity and diversity.

About TEAM ZERO — Net Zero Energy Coalition dba TEAM ZERO is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation representing many individuals and organizations working towards a future where homes and buildings have zero negative impacts on the planet. We believe that our collective future is zero carbon, and we can get there faster and more effectively by working as a team.

 

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