The ranks for zero energy buildings in North America grew dramatically from 746 in 2016 to 1,153 in 2017 — a 70% increase. This statistic comes from data collected annually by the Net Zero Energy Coalition (NZEC). If you have designed or built a new zero energy building in 2018, there is still time to add your project to the 2018 inventory. All residential and commercial buildings are eligible for inclusion. Stand up and be counted!

Why submit your project? This year, NZEC will be recognizing top zero energy builders, states, cities, projects, and designers. Everyone’s contributribution to this valuable market data base is essential to its success. The inventory helps build collective knowledge of the industry and aids in marketing zero energy buildings by demonstrating their growing popularity. You can be a part of something big and know your project is among other movement leaders.


Results from 2017’s zero energy inventory:

The number of zero energy homes and buildings has been steadily increasing.


Key takeaways from last year’s inventory include:

  • Government agency buildings, including schools, have been very active.
  • More production home builders are climbing on the bandwagon.
  • Electricity has become the fuel of choice because it can be generated on-site or purchased from renewable sources.

What changes will 2018 bring? We’ll keep you updated about the results of this year’s count so you can be among the first to learn about the progress of the zero energy movement.

Be a part of the movement. Be sure your zero energy projects are counted. Add your project to the 2018 inventory today!