Net Zero homes may be hard to justify

Net Zero homes may be hard to justify: Lyall

Canadian Contractor

By Richard Lyall 

May 2, 2024 


We did just that with a case study that compared two approaches that could represent the future of energy efficiency in new homes. The conclusion was that the added benefits associated with increasing energy efficiency measures do not always justify the added expense.

While there is a move to fully electrify all new building and homes to meet net-zero targets in order to combat climate change, evidence from the demonstration project indicated there are concerns as energy savings that result from these moves have limited impact on utility bills.



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