Why Change to Net Zero Building?

Have you heard about climate change? We know it is caused by the usage of fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels creates Green House Gases (GHGs). GHGs cause the warming of the earth atmosphere (climate change). Climate change is a huge issue creating many environmental damages. Click on this link to see more details. 

In buildings GHG emissions are mostly caused by the burning natural gas, fuel oil, propane and using electricity generated from these listed fossil fuels and coal.

 

About 40 % of energy used in the first world is used in buildings for heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation, etc. Almost all of that comes from fossil fuels. If you retrofit your house or building to Net Zero you'll eliminate your personal contribution to that 40% and it's cheaper in the long run!

Change Your Car to an Electric Vehicle Too!

While buildings contribute to 40% of the GHG pollution emissions problem, transportation is just as large of a problem. However your personal GHG contributions (those that you have direct control over) are mostly from your house and not your car. A 2,000 square foot house will contribute nearly 7 tons of GHG a year and your car about 5 tons of GHG a year. However switching your house to Net Zero is cheaper than buying a Tesla.

See our fee webpage to discover the costs for Net Zero and/or fuel transition planning.

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