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Zero Carbon, or Net Zero Energy, Home
Zero Carbon, or Net Zero Energy, Home

Go Zero – Save Money

How to cut your home’s carbon emissions, heating bill and electricity bill to zero

By someone who has done it: David Green

A zero carbon home is also known as a zero energy or net zero energy home. Over the course of a year it generates no net emissions of carbon dioxide.

Our zero carbon, or net zero energy, house from above
Our zero carbon, or net zero energy, house from above

Because the technologies of insulation, heat pumps, solar panels and triple-glazed windows are now so good and the subsidies from government are significant, you can, by following the examples in this book, cut the carbon emissions from your home to zero, save thousands of dollars a year on heating and electricity bills, and make a good return on your investment.

We have done it.

To read a summary of the book, please click here:  Summary.

To easily calculate the carbon footprint of your home, please click here: Carbon footprint.

To see how much money we saved and how much carbon dioxide we cut, please click here: How much did we cut?

To read the first part of the section of the book, “Why now? Why is it possible now to go zero when it has been a fantasy for environmentalists for decades.” please click here:  Why now?

To see outlines of the chapters of the book, please click here: Outlines of the chapters of the book

To read about the author, David Green, please click here: About the author

To order a copy of the current edition of the book (the preview edition), please click here: Order the book

To read an explanation of energy terms used in the book (don’t worry, it is precise but in a non-technical way), please click here:  Energy terms explained

To read an explanation of finance terms used in the book (again, precise but in a non-technical way), please click here: Finance terms explained

To read an explanation of net-zero terms, such as net-zero energy, PassivHaus, LEED Certification, Zero-Energy Ready Home (ZERH), Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and my proposed new term, Greenness, please click here: Net-Zero Energy terms explained

It is pure coincidence, or perhaps destiny, that my family name is Green.

These are unsolicited comments I have received on the book:

“Wow that was an awesome book! Super informative on all aspects of the process to get to net zero. I’m very glad I read your book it is such a passion of mine I’ve been wanting to do this for years, you really inspired me to make it happen. Thank you.” D.S., Mastic, New York.

“Absolutely loved the book. Very readable for the non -scientist. Fun, entertaining, quite educational for the scientist.” A.N., Weston, Massachusetts.

“I’m very impressed the way you explained the technical terms, the Fab Four and your thoughts on them, leading you to your choice. I was also very surprised when reading the section about old architectural solutions, like verandas, pergolas, deciduous plants, etc. being very often forgotten. Really good stuff.” M.B., London, U.K.

And this comment came from probably the world’s leading environmentalist:

“i thought the book was straightforward and clear” B. Mc., Middlebury, Vermont.

To order a copy of the current edition of the book (the preview edition), please click here: Order the book