April 21, 2016 | Barb Livingstone
Net-zero homes teetering between niche and mainstream, say experts
A net-zero home may soon become the Tesla of modern homebuilding.
Avalon Master Builder president Ryan Scott – whose company, in 2008, built its first of three net-zero houses in partnership with SAIT – said while consumer demand for green housing technologies is growing, there is still a ways to go before they become mainstream, given the added price tag.
"A certain number of people will put their money where their mouth is and buy a net-zero home (homes that produce as much energy as they use), just as they do for a Tesla (electric car that used to start at about $75,000 US)."