The Top Score
Zero Energy Home
An airtight house with high-performance, electric systems and rooftop solar.
When a house produces as much clean energy as it consumes, it has
zero net consumption, no energy bills and zero emissions.
Homeowners can achieve zero energy by investing in improvements that payback fast with rebates, tax credits, energy savings, electricity sales to the utility and a higher home value.
Airtight House Assets
- Air Sealing
- Duct Sealing
- Windows & Doors
- Advanced Materials
20-50% Energy Savings.
- Heating & Cooling
- Water Heating
- Appliances & Plugs
- Lighting & LEDs
Agile Electric Comfort.
- Net Metering
- Smart Thermostats
- Induction Stoves
- Automation & Interactivity
- Real Estate Value
New and Intelligent.
- Solar PV
- Solar Hot Water
- Car Charging
- Energy Storage
Your Clean Power.
How It Works
A path to zero starts with a fact-based rating to learn about your home and identify opportunities to save and generate energy.
CollectionSchedule a Home Energy Score rating. A trained assessor will visit your home, collect the data in 1 hour and provide an unbiased Department of Energy report on your home's efficiency with recommendations.
ConsultationGreenbanc leverages the building science model from the Score to identify cost-effective improvements, expected to payback under 10 years, that provide a Preliminary Energy Freedom Plan.
SelectionQualified, independent contractors will provide quotes that are specific to your home and maximize rebates. Select home energy investments that increase your home value, comfort and sustainability.
"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 The Home Energy Score
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.
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Greenbanc is a leading provider of Home Energy Scores. Greenbanc also matches homeowners with qualified contractors on the GreenJobs platform. Homeowners benefit from an easier process at a lower cost, and partners receive green jobs and financing opportunities. Greenbanc is a Certified B Corporation and has a commitment to a positive social and environmental impact.