Cost to Build a Net-Zero Energy Home in 2018

By | March 11th, 2018|Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Home Construction, Net Zero Energy Homes|

Every year, net zero homes are built across North America at costs about 10% higher than the price of energy-hungry homes built to code. That is a fact. Components of a net-zero energy home via Heartland Homes With energy savings of $125-$200 per month, zero-energy homes quickly recoup the extra cost involved. From that point, the ROI is 100%-plus! The Cost of a Zero Energy vs. Standard Homes Many are skeptical of the claims that zero-energy homes can be built affordably. The details are below, but here’s the bottom line, for today’s average 2,400 new-construction home: Standard home: $240,000 Net zero energy home: $263,500 Here it is by the square foot, so you can apply it to any size home you are considering: Standard home construction costs: $100/square foot Net zero energy home construction costs: $109.80/square foot Let’s see how this is done. We’ll look at: Green or Energy Star vs. Net-zero homes Costs common to all home construction Upgrades that allow a home to be energy-neutral Ways to save money on net zero home construction costs […]