Zero Energy Communities Being Built

In California, subdivisions of Zero-Energy Homes (or ZEH communities) are starting to be built. Basically, these consist of conventional-looking homes that have built-in solar panels, and various other energy saving appliances like tankless water heaters. Newsweek reports on one such community called Premier Gardens, which has 95 zero-energy homes in its subdivision. Another California builder, Clarum Homes, announced that it'll build nothing but ZEHs in-state but isn't so sure if that's cost effective in low-subsidy states like Nevada. In states outside California, it means adding an extra $20,000 to the price of a conventional-style home. :: Newsweek

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