With careful, cost-conscious design and construction, the price tag for a zero energy home after state and federal incentives are applied, may be 5 to 10% higher than a similar home built to code. However, thanks to zero energy bills, zero energy homes cost buyers less to own than similar homes built to code. And with lower foreclosure rates and higher resale values, zero homes are a win for everyone. That means big savings for buyers and increased profits for builders. Zero Energy Project has a multitude of resources for cost-effective zero energy home building and design.