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...

We Can Do This

We Can Do This Team Zero wishes you, your family, friends, coworkers, and communities health and courage as together we face the Covid 19 pandemic.   Our commitment to our mission has not been thwarted. From Maine to Toronto, Michigan to Florida and beyond, Team Zero is united to help you find your own unique path to zero energy, zero carbon, and zero impact homes.  As we all must act together to fight the spread of Covid 19, we must act in unity to safeguard our planet from the impacts of human activity.  That starts with eliminating our global fossil fuel consumption and shrinking our collective carbon footprint.  By 2050, it is estimated that the Earth’s population will swell to 9 billion. Without dramatic disruption to the carbon emissions, we produce today, we simply won’t have an inhabitable planet. Time’s up for debate on this issue. But the good news is that we can do this in unity, and at the same time, not necessarily in unison. The truth is, there are many ways to get on the path to zero. We can help you find the one that fits you best.  So, toward that end, we’ll soon be launching Team Zero’s Gateway to Zero, a web-based tool connecting you with the resources you’ll need to get started.  We’ll continue to bring you relevant and inspiring zero news, videos, tips through Team Zero Weekly News, in the Linked In Team Zero Group, on Twitter at @JoinTeamZero on Facebook. Please post questions, ideas, and comments and help us build a bigger, better zero community by sharing and liking us with your friends.  Because only together can we change...
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