Mike Holmes: Trends worth building on in 2019

By Mike Holmes, Ottawa Citizen, January 4, 2018

(...)More green technology and net-zero building

I love the trend of net-zero building — a home that creates as much (or more) energy than it consumes. By utilizing solar, wind or another source of renewable energy, you can provide enough power to run your home comfortably.

Of course, this all becomes much more difficult if your home wastes a ton of energy in the first place. How do we fix that? You’ll also need to make sure the building envelope is in good shape — that means prevent air leaks, heat loss, and stopping water from getting into the home.


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