Why Support Us?
Capitalize on emerging market opportunities
Be part of a North American coalition representing a diversity of important interests, enabling you and your company to better influence the policy framework that will shape the net-zero energy home market. Gain new opportunities to be at the forefront of advanced residential construction initiatives. By becoming a member or sponsoring the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition, your access to a growing network of other industry leaders is unparalleled, promising a wealth of information, market intelligence and insight.
Align with a relevant, North American organization
Enhance your capacity and increase your market opportunities by collaborating with other members in advancing the Coalition’s goals and objectives. Join us in discussions with government, academia and industry. Contribute to projects, issues discussions and other activities. Through your association with the next generation of sustainable housing design and construction players, you position your firm as an industry leader.
Demonstrate your commitment to change
Leverage your organization’s knowledge and expertise to advance the mainstream adoption of high-performance, energy efficient housing. Differentiate your company by underscoring its commitment to driving growth and innovation in the housing industry.
Elevate your corporate profile
Show your customers and partners that you’re an important player in the residential housing industry. Members and sponsors of the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition enjoy the exclusive rights to use the Coalition’s logo on their websites, correspondence and other marketing materials.
The Benefits of working with the NZEH Coalition
Enhanced collaboration across industry sectors
The increasing growth in energy demand requires a systems approach to
energy production and management with integrated solutions that combine
technology and innovation across several industry sectors. The net zero
energy home delivers the integration of energy efficient design,
construction, equipment, lighting and appliance, an integrated control
mechanism with on-site renewable energy systems.
Diversified green power generation sources will increase a nations competitiveness. Relying on traditional paradigms of centralized power generation will limit a country’s ability to compete to its fullest in the 21st century. Current and emerging economic leaders like Japan and Germany are adopting integrated strategies for energy generation that enable the gradual transformation of their respective energy markets, improving overall reliability, security and, efficiency of their electricity infrastructure through more diverse and dispersed sources of generation. The net-zero energy home allows for reductions in peak load demand thus providing utilities the ability to better manage its generation and supply of energy loads to its customers and offering greater flexibility for exporting excess supply to markets inside the North American marketplace.
Cleaner air and climate protection
The net-zero energy home is a vehicle toward our objectives of improved health and cleaner air for our citizens. It lends to a sustainable future for our urban and rural communities for coming generations by reducing C02, NOx, SOx and other GHG emissions while reducing the need for construction of large-scale power generating stations.
Regional and economic development
Successful distributed generation programs elsewhere in the world have resulted in expanded manufacturing bases in sectors such as the solar thermal and photovoltaic industries. Based on the Pembina Institute’s estimates that every million dollars invested in on-site renewable electricity systems eight jobs are created, the Net-Zero Energy Home proposal will generate a total of 168,000 new jobs.
The net-zero energy home builds upon Canada’s pioneering work in energy efficient home construction, embodied in the R-2000 standards. The addition of residential-scale renewable energy production for household needs and additional energy conservation technologies offers North Americans a global leadership position in demonstrating the impact of net-zero energy home design and construction.