Net-Zero Home OptionsEnergy-Efficient, Healthy Homes
Worried about rising energy costs? Want to save money on utility bills? Want to help the earth for future generations? Landmark Homes offers affordable Net Zero options!
- What is a Net Zero Home? A home that produces as much energy as it consumes over a year.
- How does a Net Zero Home produce energy? In Alberta, it is typically from solar panels placed on the roof and garage roof.
- How do you save money with a Net Zero Home? The solar panels produce electricity and the home becomes a mini power plant. If the panels generate excess power, you can sell it back to the electrical grid, which you are paid for. In times of low energy availability (i.e. shorter winter days), you can buy electricity from the grid to give your mini power plant a boost.
- What about energy-efficiency in the rest of the house? Landmark’s Net Zero homes are 80% more energy efficient than a typical new home (i.e. an airtight home means reduced heat loss during winter).
Ultra Efficient Heating & Cooling SystemsNew Home Buyers Love Net Zero Homes
- Landmark Homes’ net zero homes get their heat from an air source heat pump with backup electric furnace.
- This system, which is twice as efficient as a high efficiency gas furnace, takes in heat from the outside air to warm the home.
- In the summer, it reverses the system to push warm air out of the house, thereby cooling the home with no air conditioning unit necessary! How “cool”!
Solar ElectricityEnergy Efficient Features
Did you know that solar panels on 10,000 Alberta homes would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 100,000 vehicles off the road?
The net zero homes in Graydon Hill have solar panels covering their roofs. Not only will this help to reduce greenhouse gases in Edmonton, but will also contribute to reducing homeowners’ energy bills.
- Extra Insulation
- Triple Pane Windows
- Electric Air Source Hot Water Heater
- Drain Water Heat Recovery