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How One Company is Combining Net-Zero Performance with Prefabricated Architecture

By Dwell @dwell
Point Zero Sterling house rendering.

Health and energy-efficiency are the foundation of Point Zero's homes—literally. Pumps remove water from the houses' foundations to prevent mold growth, while the concrete foundation walls feature embedded insulation. This means the basement won't leak heat and energy—it'll be the same temperature as the rest of the home.

Thanks to their financial and ecological benefits, hyper energy-efficient Net Zero (or near-Net Zero) homes are coming into vogue across North America. If anything, the spread of this proven technology has only been inhibited by lack of public awareness of its benefits. Companies like Point Zero are stepping to the breach to provide the design and construction expertise—plus the compelling realities—that are driving the trend.

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