Energy Efficient Homes Are Not Unicorns, They Are Horses.

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Feb 1, 2018 · 4 min read

Zero is Hero.

Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement for Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming movie. But, hey, if you’re interested in living in a net zero home, I’d recommend you spend the next 7 minutes reading this. It will change the way you look at your living spaces today.

What exactly is a Net Zero Home?
Simply put, it is a home which produces all the energy that it consumes. It does not actively borrow any energy from its environment.

So, how do you create a Net Zero living space?

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Inside The Net Zero Home

A New Direction To Building Houses?

While Vasthu Shastra is great to have on the checklist, it is important that we energetically evaluate the direction of the building, roof, and windows. Getting this right will optimise the light, energy, and temperature inside the house.

Watch Video: Steps To Create A Net Zero Home

Let’s indulge in some number crunching to understand that answer.

The 900 sq. ft. average Indian household spends around INR 40,000 in a year on utilities (electricity, fuel, maintenance costs, and more). This comes at the cost of having to come up with some form of jugaad to get through extreme weather situations.

Of course, that cost keeps on escalating at 15% every year.

On the other hand, to build a net zero home, it costs about INR 10 Lakhs. One-fourth of the cost is for your typical 3 kW — 5 kW Solar power system. Another fraction goes towards the geothermal heating-cooling system. The rest goes towards insulation, upgrading windows, and smart electrical fixtures.

Is Net Zero all about the brick and mortar?

Watch Video: Bryn Davidson | TEDxRenfrewCollingwood

Ironically, heroes can be zeroes.

Solarify is a Solar Energy company based out of Bangalore. www.solarify.in

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Solarify

Written by

Solarify

A rooftop solar power company in India helping people make the transition to clean power.

Delta — Base Of The Pyramid

Inclusive energy conservation solutions for everyone, everywhere, every time. Delta is an initiative by Solarify to bring make energy conservation more accessible than ever before. www.solarify.in

Solarify

Written by

Solarify

A rooftop solar power company in India helping people make the transition to clean power.

Delta — Base Of The Pyramid

Inclusive energy conservation solutions for everyone, everywhere, every time. Delta is an initiative by Solarify to bring make energy conservation more accessible than ever before. www.solarify.in

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