The NetZero Home
Informed Energy Solutions had the vision to build a high quality, modern home that would generate the same amount or more energy that it would normally consume.
The Niagara NetZero Home represents the highest example of an eco-friendly home. It is the first home of its kind commercially designed and built in Southern Ontario. This NetZero home demonstrates to the people of Southern Ontario that sustainable living is possible with construction improvements, intelligent design, informed technologies and renewable energy generation. This home demonstrates environmental stewardship.
First and foremost, this home was designed for comfortable, gracious living within the rural environment of Jordan, Ontario. It is an upscale home with top of the line technology. The technology is simple, reliable and easy to operate.
The NetZero Home is not “off grid.” This home is connected to all city services including electricity, natural gas, water, cable, telephone and sewer. Its NetZero label comes from the home’s ability to generate the same amount or more energy than it would normally consume through proven technology, conservation and utilizing the sun to assist with water heating, space heating and generating electricity. The home owner still purchases their electricity from Niagara Peninsula Energy (NPE) at the current rates; however all of the electricity generated by the back roof solar array is sold to NPE for .802 per kilowatt hour under the MicroFIT program.