Live in a Home that Pays You Back lights the way for enjoying a home that is healthier, more comfortable, saves money, and reduces your carbon footprint. Whether you are planning to build, buy, or retrofit a home, award-winning author Anna DeSimone takes you on a virtual tour of the home of the future.
You’ll have fun exploring the world of renewable energy, such as solar photovoltaics, wind power, geothermal energy, hydro-electric power, and biomass fuels. You’ll learn how “positive energy” puts money in your pocket through incentives such as net metering, net billing, or renewable energy certificates—a tradeable commodity with cash value.
The path to zero can be taken in small steps. This book prepares you and your household to make informed decisions for implementing energy-efficient technologies according to your needs and budget. And you’ll enjoy many kinds of payback—every step of the way.
Directory of Rebates and Incentives by Canadian Province and U.S. State lists policies and programs from government entities and utility companies.