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"Net Zero Energy"
to Reach Revenues of $690 Billion / year by 2020
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* Zero up-front cost for most homeowners and businesses in California
* Replace the
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* YOU OWN the Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, not some other company.
* This is NOT a "Solar Lease" scheme or a "Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)."
* YOU own ALL of the benefits of YOUR Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, including;
30% Investment Tax Credit
5 year Accelerated Depreciation
* Free Power and Energy
What is a Feed In
A "feed in tariff" or "FIT," has proven to be the most successful incentive for rapidly expanding the use of renewable energy technologies.
Feed In Tariffs have been used as a "stimulus" to jump start the renewable energy industry in many countries. They were widely adopted by countries in Europe such as Germany, which has repeatedly led the world in solar energy systems deployment, all because of their Feed In Tariffs.
Feed-in tariffs have proven to be much more successful than the Renewable Portfolio Standard that is still presently used in the U.S.
specifically, a feed-in tariff is the price per unit of electricity that a
utility or supplier has to pay for renewable electricity from private
generators, such as a home owner who has, for example, installed a solar
energy system on their rooftop.
Feed In Tariffs are also known as: Electricity Feed Laws, Feed-in Tariffs (FITs), Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs) and Renewable Tariffs.
What is "Net Zero Energy?"
Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.
Homeowners and Business Owners located in Riverside County and Coachella Valley
from Ontario to La Quinta and Coachella, and cities in-between, including; Cathedral City,
Fontana, La Quinta, Ontario, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Bernardino, Thousand Palms...
Upgrade your Home or Commercial Building in these cities to "Net Zero Energy"
and ELIMINATE your monthly energy expenses!
For most homeowners and business owners (in most areas of California)
we can install a Net Zero Energy System sm for no up-front cost!
YOU OWN your new Net Zero Energy System sm and ALL of its' benefits
including Investment Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation
and the "Free Power and Energy*" it produces, FROM DAY 1!
* Free Power and Energy is generated after Net Zero Energy System sm cost has been paid for.
For most clients, we design the Net Zero Energy system to "zero out" their monthly electric bills.
This is NOT a "Solar Lease" SCHEME
"Power Purchase Agreement!"
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The "Desert Rose" development with 196 homes planned for Desert Hot Springs, California to be "Net Zero Energy" development - signs LOI to install proprietary Solar Cogeneration heat engine energy system that will generate MORE than 100% of the electric power needed with each unit having its' own Net Zero Energy system.
The Desert Rose Community will NOT be connected to the national electric grid but have its' own "Micro-Grid" that distributes green power and energy onsite.
Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional electric utilities, polluting "central power plants" and its' brown power along with their ever-increasing, already-high electric rates and inefficient electric grid?
More about "Net Zero Energy"
The U.S. Army now has a Net Zero Energy initiative to help reduce/eliminate America's use of foreign oil - particularly oil from muslim/middle-east countries - which saves the lives of our brave soldiers in the military.
At the heart of a Net Zero Energy Building sm is the idea that any building can meet its energy requirements from low-cost, locally available, nonpolluting, renewable sources, like Solar Trigenerationsm Energy Systems. Solar Trigenerationsm Energy Systems are the idea whose time has come, to make Net Zero Energy Building sm commonplace.
Solar Trigenerationsm Energy Systems Provide All of the Cooling, Heating & Power, for Any Size Building, with only the Energy of the Sun. Solar Trigenerationsm Energy Systems Provide Simultaneous Cooling, Heating & Power whether it is 12 Noon, or 12 Midnight, and WITHOUT having to rely on the electric grid!
The Department of Energy developed the Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) and is pursuing the goal of marketable Net Zero Energy Building through research and partnerships.
The DOE's CBI has developed tools and resources to help the commercial buildings industry improve energy efficiency at various levels of energy savings.
of Energy's "Net Zero Energy" 2025 Goal
Marketable Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings
Net Zero Energy Buildings Are
The Next Frontier
Revenue from net-zero energy buildings will grow rapidly over the next 20 years, reaching almost $690 billion
by 2020 and nearly $1.3 trillion by 2035, projects Pike Research. That's a compound annual growth rate of 43%.
Revenues From Net Zero Energy Buildings
to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2035
Net Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming,
What About The Buildings Already Standing?
Why "Net Zero Energy Matters
Americans spend more than $400 billion every year for electricity and natural gas for our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all the electricity used in the United States, which is about 40% of our nation's total energy bill. This also contributes almost 40% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions.
By standardizing on Net Zero Energy and upgrading existing commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy, the USA increases energy efficiency and reduces the purchases of energy from all sources, both foreign and domestic.
Net Zero Energy Protects your Financial Health
The average family spends $2,200 each year on the power and energy needed for their homes. A Net Zero Energy home can reduce this amount by 80% to 100%.
Net Zero Energy
Protects your Health and the Environment
Did you know that buildings (homes and commercial buildings) are responsible for:
almost 40% of the our country's greenhouse gas emissions
18% of the nitrogen oxides (emissions)
55% of the sulfur dioxide emissions.
These harmful emissions are generated from the combustion of fossil fuels, which cause acid rain, haze, smog and cause breathing/respiratory problems for thousands of people. By increasing the energy efficiency of our country's homes and commercial buildings, we reduce these harmful emissions while reducing our monthly utility and transportation expenses. Imagine, never again receiving a monthly bill from your electric power or natural gas utility company! Having a Net Zero Energy home or business can do that, or provide the option to "cut the cord" to the electric company in the future.
Every new Net Zero Energy home or commercial building helps our country reduce (energy-related) greenhouse gas emissions. There is a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels of 17% by 2020.
Net Zero Energy
Protects America's Economy and Leads to Energy Independence
The USA is still dependent on foreign oil. Each day, the USA shifts the wealth of Americans, to foreign countries and foreign jobs. With oil at $100/bbl, Americans send about $1.3 billion for the foreign oil we buy which adds up to almost $1/2 trillion every year. And that's also costing America thousands of jobs. Net Zero Energy will help America become energy independent, create thousands of jobs in the USA and reduce our dependence on foreign oil from insecure sources and from countries that do not agree with our country's leadership or policies.
Building (and upgrading) homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy with less reduces the problems relating to an old, inefficient electric power grid. Increased Net Zero Energy homes and commercial buildings also saves the need for building new central power plants running on fossil fuels, that are still highly inefficient at no more than 50% efficient.
What does a Net Zero Energy home or building look like?
Net Zero Energy homes and commercial buildings can look like any other residential home, hospital, school or commercial office building, they do NOT have to be ugly or modern in appearance to be Net Zero Energy!
your present home or commercial building can be updated to Net Zero
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Architecture * Buildings Of The Future * CHP Systems * Clean Power Generation * Cogeneration * Demand Side Management
EcoGeneration * Emissions Abatement * Energy Master Planning * Engineering * Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Mechanical Electrical Plumbing * Net Zero Energy * Power Purchase Agreements * Rooftop PV * Solar Cogeneration
Solar Thermal Systems * Solar Trigeneration * Waste Heat Recovery
The founder of the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) was first involved in Net Zero Energy buildings and Solar Trigeneration sm energy system in 2001 - 2002. This started with family-owned real estate developments in Northern and Southern California. This interest was accelerated when REI's founder was introduced to the President of a solar company in Los Angeles and their client, the Audubon Nature Center at Deb's Park (Los Angeles) that was planning to build a new 5,000 sf office and conference center. Except, the new building for the Audubon Nature Center was about 1/2 mile from the end of the power lines and a very costly extension of the power lines to their new facility forced them to consider a solar solution. When the Audubon Nature Center's new 5,000 sf office and conference center was completed in 2003, the facility not only featured the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - they were awarded one of the first Platinum LEED Awards by the USGBC - and the powerlines were still 1/2 mile away! To this day, 100% of the power and energy for the Audubon Nature Center's building is supplied by the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - whether at 12 noon, or 12 midnite. (The Audubon's facility also includes a battery energy storage system for back-up power generated by the Rooftop PV panels as well as a thermal energy storage system that stores the excess hot water generated by the evacuated tube collectors).
These early projects led to more client inquiries and engagements with real estate developers, architects and building owners in Southern California, Louisiana and Texas and the advent of a growing Net Zero Energy industry along with Solar Cogeneration sm & Solar Trigeneration sm energy systems. This culminated in a family-owned 200 (Net Zero Energy) home real estate development in Desert Hot Springs which has been approved but not yet constructed.
During this time, the REI's Founder became a volunteer and Advisor to the University of Texas' Solar Decathlon Competition. He coordinated the donation of the same solar thermal system used at the Audubon Nature Center's facility in Los Angeles, for UT's entry in the 2002 Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C. UT's entry in the Solar Decathlon Competition placed 1st in the domestic hot water competition that year (2002) and 4th overall, out of 20 universities that had entered.
In 2006, after Hurricane Kattrina devastated New Orleans, the REI was formed and several of the REI's board members and a Professor from the University of Texas School of Architecture formed a design team to enter the Brad Pitt/Global Green Rebuild New Orleans Competition. Our entry also focused on sustainable building solutions and materials as well as the Net Zero Energy concepts, incorporating once again, a Solar Trigeneration sm energy system.
Today, the REI "Flagship" has chartered the Renewable Energy Institute in Florida, with discussions to open REI state chapters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Minnesota and Oregon.
The REI supports greater use of Net Zero Energy systems by architects, builders, homeowners and owners of commercial buildings. This includes "upgrading" homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy. The REI provides Net Zero Energy; advertising, business development, conferences, e-commerce, education, marketing, online marketing, public relations, renewable energy, sales and strategic marketing solutions for architects, builders, cities, colleges, HVAC contractors, Net Zero Energy developers, real estate developers and universities.
Zero Energy Buildings Are Next Frontier
Zero Energy Market to Become $1.3 Trillion/year Industry by 2035
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hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars every year for oil,
much of it from the Middle East, is just about the single stupidest thing that
modern society could possibly do. It’s very difficult to think of anything
more idiotic than that.”
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According to R. James Woolsey, for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, “The basic insight is to realize that global warming, the geopolitics of oil, and warfare in the Persian Gulf are not separate problems — they are aspects of a single problem, the West’s dependence on oil."
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