Imagine living in a home with $0 energy bills. Sound far-fetched? While the technology may be a few years away, S&A Homes, along with the Pittsburgh-based IBACOS group are teaming up in the Cobblestone community in Ohio Township, PA to create a livable home that utilizes renewable energy sources and the latest technologies to produce as much energy as it consumes, creating a “net zero” energy home.
The project, expected to be completed in late 2010 will simulate a real family living in the home to monitor energy usage and provide useful data that can be used to develop new products and eventually integrate such technologies into the home of tomorrow.
The project is expected to set the bar for future homebuilders in terms of combining energy efficient features with a comfortable and affordable home. Click here for more information on the Nation’s First Zero Energy Lab Home.