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A net-zero home is a home that gives as much energy as it receives, recycling natural energy for consumption. This innovative new way of home building has been around for less than ten years but has recently been generating buzz. Thanks to Natural Resources Canada’s current program, 5 selected builders have been enabled to construct five net-zero homes each, demonstrating the feasibility of building net-zero housing communities in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta. It is said that by the year 2030, every new home built in Canada will be a net-zero, energy-efficient home. There are three key factors that make up a successful net-zero home: Energy Conservation From extra-insulated walls, to JELD-WEN Tripane windows, a net-zero home is much more airtight than most Canadian homes. Passive Solar Energy This is where Comfort Engineering comes into play. Build your home south-facing, and install high-performance windows in conjunction with overhangs that…