October 5, 2012
When I read about Zero Net Energy Homes I think they should take all the money they spend on a ground source heat pump and put it in to more insulation and just use inexpensive electric strip heaters for backup. More should be done with earth sheltering, especially in Florida, the Southwest, and the midwest where there are tornadoes.
I have a degree in Architecture and currently work in finance. I have always had an interest in energy efficiency, conservation, and natural building. I live in a small off grid solar home.