LET'S  BUILD  NET-ZERO  HOUSES

NOW  !

BUILDING  ENERGY  EFFICIENT  HOMES  IS  A  HALF- MEASURE

LET'S BUILD HOUSES THAT MAKE THEIR OWN ENERGY

("NET- ZERO" HOUSES)

WHY ?

If rooftop solar systems produce power for our houses and electric cars, we can cut America's energy use in half. *

The technology exists now.  

And it will create millions of jobs

A real no-brainer.

HOW DO WE DO IT ?

1.  Make all houses energy efficient.

     -  Stop wasting energy.

     -  Reduce the size of your solar system.

 

2.  Put a solar electricity system on your roof.

     -  Electrify your house.  Don't burn fossil fuel.

     -  Use a heat pump for heating and cooling.

     -  Heat water with a heat pump water heater.

     -  If we all do this, we eliminate residential energy use.

3.  Plug your car into your house to charge its electric motor.

      -  Now we have reduced transportation sector energy use by 90% *

         (10% is used by aviation)

         

PRESTO

You're powering your house and your car for free

You've cut U.S. energy use (and emissions) in half *

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*  Source:  U.S. Energy Information Administration

    "The amount of primary energy use, plus the energy content of electricity purchased from the electric power sector, by each end-use sector in 2018"

**  Quadrillion Btu

       TRANSPORTATION            INDUSTRIAL            RESIDENTIAL            COMMERCIAL       =       TOTAL

             28.3 quads **                  26.3 quads                11.9 quads                  9.4 quads                      75.9 quads

                37.9%                             +                       15.7%                                        =     53.6%     of our total energy is used for the

                                                                                                                                                                                       Transportation & Residential  Sectors 

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