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What is Net Zero? Net Zero is the idea of balancing energy usage by a house with available on-site renewable energy sources. Typically a house uses utility provided natural gas and electric power. Under “net zero” the house would have a one or more sources of electric power such as solar panels, wind turbine, hydro-power or other power source combined with an electric powered heat pump to move heat to or from the ground to provide space heating. To avoid the high cost of storing electricity the house is kept connected to the utility grid where possible.

Net Zero By Design Inc. has in-house design and construction capabilities
integrated to eliminate the coordination of multiple organizations. The
design of the project is a joint effort of the principles of the company to
provide the client with integrated design and construction know-how. The
client will have the flexibility of using their own architect or designing
their own house under the guidance of a licensed engineer and contractor.
Allen Winters, president of the company, is an experienced general
engineering contractor with specialty knowledge in constructing ICF houses.
Prior to doing concrete contracting, Allen owned and operated Sebastopol
Ready Mix and co-owned Dynamic Precast.
Levi Gurule, co-owner, is an experienced project manager and civil engineer
in design and construction of concrete structures for private and public
facilities. In addition, Levi also has an ICC building official

March 12, 2014 - Present