The housing crisis and the change in climate is at the forefront of policy in the state of Massachusetts. The solution? Net-zero affordable housing.
Every homeowner, advocacy group, politician and designer will have their own definition of net-zero as it relates to their own work.
Property taxes and costs to developers and landlords drive the price of housing up. One solution is offering incentives to build green from the beginning.
Some communities that haven’t adopted the current stretch code in their city limits making it difficult for those homes to even begin reaching net-zero, depending on its design.
Money is not the only pay back or positive of net-zero design. Health professionals are finding that there is a positive correlation between air quality and overall health.