The Path to Mass Market Adoption of Net-Zero Energy Homes in Canada
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The purpose of this Major Paper is to demonstrate how Net-Zero Energy will become the next best practice for energy efficiency among Canadian production home builders. A combination of ambitious climate change targets, falling solar photovoltaic prices, Provincial Building Code changes, and flexible electricity rates have created the a situation where Net-Zero Energy is no longer a far out goal but a fast approaching reality. Through examining a carefully chosen collection of relevant sources on the topic this paper will demonstrate why, how, and when Net-Zero Energy will become reality in Canada.