Zero energy homes are often marketed as luxury homes, only available to the select few that are willing to pay a significant premium to do the right thing for the environment. Mainstream media outlets have suggested cost premiums as high as forty percent for sustainable real estate. However, according to a recent RMI study, the economics for these homes have changed: Zero Energy homes have quietly passed cost thresholds that make them not only good for the environment but also cost effective. As the underlying technologies and design elements continue to improve and scale, these costs will continue to decline. >> Read entire article
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