What is a Zero Energy Home?
A high performance house paired with a renewable energy system.
When a house produces enough energy to offset what it consumes, it has
zero net consumption, no energy bills and zero emissions.
Comfortable, Clean and Independent.
New Technology for Sustainable Prosperity.
Homeowners can achieve zero energy by investing in performance improvements that payback with rebates, tax credits, energy savings, electricity sales to the utility and a higher home value.
- Air Sealing
- Duct Sealing
- Windows & Doors
- Advanced Materials
- Air Conditioning
- Water Heating
Agile Newer Systems.
- Net Metering
- Smart Thermostats
- Lighting & LEDs
- Plug Load Efficiency
Good Local Energy
- Solar PV
- Solar Hot Water
- Car Charging
- Energy Storage
How It Works
A path to zero starts with an assessment to learn about your home and identify opportunities to save and generate energy. Our marketplace for pros lowers costs and is free for homeowners.
SelectionChoose improvements identified by the assessment. Post the project on our Greenjobs platform and receive bids from qualified, independent contractors and solar installers to ensure an attractive offer.
Free Personalized Quotes.
Optimize Your Savings.
Action!Award the project to a contractor or solar installer, and schedule a work date. Most jobs can be completed in a day or two. Once finished, track your energy conservation and net savings. Enjoy living in a better home.
Zero Capital Required.
Lower Energy Bills.
"Now that we've lived in a zero energy home,
we couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
It's so quiet and comfortable. We love our new home."
New Town Homeowner
"Zero energy ready homes are the future of U.S. housing.
They provide a vastly superior experience at a lower ownership cost.
It's an experience that all Americans will want."
Chief Architect for U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office
"In our old house, our heating was oil and pellets.
We paid $1,500 a year for oil, $1,000 for pellets, and electricity was $2,400 a year.
I don’t have any of those bills now. Last year, I got a check from the utility for $700."
Can any home become a Zero Energy Home?Every house is different, but nearly all can be significantly more energy efficient (20% and up). The ENERGY STAR popup shows the easiest solutions. High levels of performance require professional work to be done, and the size, slope and shading of roofs determine the solar capacity. An energy assessment can identify whether a path to zero exists for your home.
Does saving energy matter financially?American households typically spend $2,000 per year on home energy bills. The total projected cost over 30 years with inflation is more than $90,000 that could be reduced to zero.
Get A Free Energy Assessment
Are energy efficiency improvements good investments?Yes. The Home Energy Score was designed by the Berkeley Lab and uses building science energy modeling to pinpoint specific changes that will yield savings. The returns can be enhanced by incentives, tax rebates and financing that make improvements attractive investments with immediately lower cash costs, short payback periods and higher home values.
Does anyone else have a Zero Energy Home?Yes. The Department of Energy offers the Tour of Zero, an online tour of completed Zero Energy Ready Homes across the country, in all climate geographies.
Any Questions? Ask Them Here
The old carbon-based energy system is driving climate change to an irreversible "danger zone" and it's time for clean energy. In the 21st century, all emissions that can go to zero, must go to zero.
About GreenbancGreenbanc helps homeowners invest in energy efficiency and renewables with a marketplace platform. Improvements in energy efficiency are triple wins that increase comfort, save money and reduce emissions. The addition of solar power provides homes with the capacity to capture all of the electricity they need from clean sources. Greenbanc provides a bidding platform called Greenjobs where contractors and solar installers compete for homeowners’ projects. Homeowners benefit from an easier process to upgrade to a better home experience at a lower cost. Our partners receive green jobs and financing opportunities. Greenbanc's mission is to accelerate sustainable prosperity with homes free from energy bills and emissions.
Our PartnersU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Home Inspectors, Energy Raters, Qualified Contractors, Solar Installers, Architects, Innovation Providers, Utilities, Public Programs, Lenders.