Team Zero will be concluding their fifth annual Zero Energy Residential Buildings Inventory in the United States and Canada today, September 1! The national nonprofit is asking for all those in the US and Canada involved in zero energy home design and construction to register their projects at https://inventory.teamzero.org. The streamlined inventory input form allows users to add a listing in just a few minutes. Updating projects inventoried in earlier years is also much faster and easier now.
Spending just a few minutes of one’s time filling out the form provides researchers with data that, when aggregated and studied, can reveal major trends among zero energy homes and the sustainable housing industry in general. Their most recent report can be found here.
Team Zero started tracking in the US and Canada in 2015. They use the term “zero energy” broadly, seeking to include all residential projects designed to achieve energy performance in the realm of zero. Team Zero does not verify individual projects but rather relies on individuals to report their projects’ energy performance based on their best understanding. The Inventory’s categories are zero-energy-ready, zero energy, net positive, and – new this year – off-grid. Both new construction and retrofit projects can be listed and may be in any stage of development: planning, design, construction, or completed.
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