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Bringing Your Energy Costs Down to Zero

June 9, 2017 | Written By: Matt Rumboldt

Why Choose a Net-Zero Home?

With the Public Utility Board’s long awaited approval of Net-Metering in Newfoundland and Labrador, there has never been a better time to consider the options available to home-owners and businesses to implement renewable energy technologies in to their homes and buildings. Net-Metering is an energy policy which permits customers to use small-scale renewable energy sources to feed power into the distribution system during periods when they generate excess power – and draw power from the grid when their generation does not fully meet their needs.

To learn about Net-Metering in detail, from NL Hydro, follow this link.

With this policy now in place, the door is now open to ‘net-zero’ home construction in Newfoundland and Labrador. A Net-zero home produces as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. These homes provide exceptional energy performance and is at the forefront of sustainability.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, NEIA member K&P Contracting Ltd. are the only CHBA qualified Net-Zero Builders. K&P Contracting built their first Net-Zero ready home in 2014 and can be viewed in more detail here.

These Net-Zero homes would have installed solar panel, wind turbines or water generated energy that would then create enough renewable energy to power these homes. In instances where these renewable resources were unable to power the home fully, the homeowner would then pull energy from the grid and in reverse, when their home was producing excess energy, it would be sold back into the grid. The goal being that at the end of the year your home has returned to the grid, the amount of energy that has been pulled – resulting in an electrical bill that reads zero. All of a Net Zero Home’s features work together to significantly minimize your household’s environmental footprint and protects you from future increases in energy prices. With the trends in energy costs, That could prove to be quite beneficial.

VOCM News also reported on Net-Metering’s approval in our province and can be read here.

To learn more about Net-Zero homes and how you can be living in one yourself, contact K&P Contracting at the information below.

K&P Contracting LTD
606 Windgap Road
P.O. Box 1220
Flatrock, NL Canada
A1K 1E6
Tel: 709-437-6930
Fax: 709-437-7476


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