The realities of climate change (regardless of its causes), environmental threats, Peak Oil, higher & more volatile energy costs are now undeniable facts that impact our very survival as a people and planet. We encourage you to explore the many global initiatives to address these issues, including the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) the Builders Challenge and Architecture 2030.
Architecture 2030's Blueprint validates one of our own conclusions from over five years of research: that building energy efficient is a clear, simple, realistic and achievable solution to not just climate change and energy issues, but even our U.S. domestic economy issues.
When compared to “clean coal” or nuclear power, energy efficient building is the most simple, expedient and cost-effective solution. Others seem to agree since The Conference of Mayors and the AIA, among many others, have adopted The 2030 Challenge, which calls for all new buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030. y To do our part as a DOE Partner in the Builders Challenge program, Community Equity Solutions has launched Zero-Energy Build NOW: our strategy to facilitate and mainstream the construction of ultra-energy efficient buildings that can also serve as a local power station that feeds into the electric grid. (Note: This requires state utility regulations that allow for reverse metering where homeowners sell to the grid as well as buy from it. This can be done today in only a handful of states today.)
Imagine…converting your home or a commercial building into an energy producing financial asset…a power generator v. a power consumer...a healthier living or work environment with no utility bills. Is such a building possible? The answer is yes.
Our "outreach goal" is for you to see how energy efficient building with onsite renewable power generation is smart, profitable, and healthier for families, tenants and the environment.
Frankly, there’s no reason to delay transitioning to "Zero-Energy Build NOW". The ‘high performance building’ train has already left the station. Governments, top-line real estate professionals and financial institutions are already on board. The questions are no longer about: Is it happening or is it cost-effective? But rather, what is the cost of your not transitioning NOW to high performance building? Discover a new competitive-advantage...your new "Eco-Energy Advantage".
Whether you own a home or commercial building now, thinking about new construction, or in the planning stages getting ready to break ground, we can show you certifiable and bankable energy savings that yield above average investment returns in both the real estate and renewable energy sectors. Start to Zero-Energy Build NOW!