College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Net-Zero homes are the homes of the future (Holmes, 2018). What makes Net-zero homes unique is they rely on solar power, opposed to all standard housing that relies on the power grid. These homes use solar instead of other forms of energy generating technology because it is more affordable and better for the environment. California has blazed the trail for the rest of the United States and the world to follow with their Net-Zero housing proposition. Starting January 2020 California will require all residential buildings to be net-zero homes. Net-Zero homes are important because it is no secret that our atmospheric CO2 levels have dramatically increased in the last 10 years. Because Net zero homes are a clean energy source that can help us fight back and eliminate a large portion of our CO2 emissions. This case study will highlight the multitude of benefits that net-zero homes have on the world. The cost analysis in this paper will educate the reader on why Net-Zero homes are the better option in the long run. Net-Zero homes are not only cost effective for the buyer/owner but also environmentally friendly for the world.

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