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2018 Inventory

ZE homes total grows by 59% in one year!

Contributors to our inventory reported a total of 22,146 single and multi-family units completed, in construction or in design at the end of 2018. That’s up from 13,960 at the end of 2017.

  • Performance is shifting upwards – there has been a 7.2% migration from the zero energy ready category to zero energy.
  • ZE activity reported in Canada was up by a hefty margin, with a 240% increase in the number of units over 2017.
  • Multifamily projects now represent 71% of the total ZE residential stock – although multifamily ZE has shown steady gains over single-family since we started the inventory in 2015, this is a substantial increase over 2017 (60%).

Read and download the 2018 report 


Stand up and be counted! 

Make sure your projects on the path to zero (and beyond) are included in our annual inventory. You can also submit updates to projects reported in our past inventories.

Submit a Project for the 2019 Inventory

To contribute your project to our inventory, please fill  in our online form (it’s short – about 1 minute per project). All residential projects can participate. Please report all of them:

–Singlefamily and multifamily.
–New, retrofit or combined
–In planning, design, construction, or completed.
–Near-zero, zero-energy-ready, ZNE, or net positive.

Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.

Click to enter a NEW project.
(One you have not entered).

New Project Submission

Click to UPDATE a project
you have reported before.

Update Project Submission

2019 Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Count

The New Buildings Institute has released the 2019 count of zero energy commercial buildings in the U.S. and Canada. The number of commercial buildings that use only as much energy as is produced through clean, renewable resources over the course of a year is approaching 600. Targets for zero energy and zero carbon outcomes are growing exponentially. Recently, Grand View Research Inc. forecast $78.8 billion of growth in the global net-zero-energy building market by 2025. That’s compared to $8.04 billion in 2016, according to the report. View the entire report here.


Past Reports

Read about the exciting growth trends in residential zero energy, and changes between our baseline 2015 inventory, and the 2016 and 2017 inventory.

2015 Inventory Report

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2016 Inventory Report

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2017 Inventory Report

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