Even in Northern climates like Ontario Canada, it is possible to utilize modern technology to achieve low, zero, or even negative consumption of energy.

Imagine never needing to pay a hydro bill because your house could generate all the power you need on its own. That’s what net-zero homes do— they produce as much energy as an average family living in them would use. Over the course of the year, a net-zero energy home will produce as much power as it consumes. However, that doesn’t mean that the house is entirely off the grid. Derek Roldan from Ontario’s Save on Energy program told HuffPost Canada that a net-zero home is still connected to major power lines just in case. Unable to play video. […]


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