Bosch 'Net Zero' House
This stunning home is located at 10660 Serenbe Lane in the bucolic community of Serenbe, a progressive community on the edge of Atlanta. The community is focused on wellness and is set among acres of preserved forests and meadows with miles of nature trails that connect homes and restaurants with arts and businesses. Serenbe’s architectural planning sets a new standard for community living.
This home was the first Bosch Net Zero home in the U.S. The house is designed to generate more electricity than it uses through the use of geothermal heat and solar voltaic panels. The excess energy is stored on the distribution grid of GreyStone Power Corporation, where it is redistributed as needed. At the end of the year, the series of energy credits and debits tracked by GreyStone should be at or near zero. Net zero or zero net energy homes is one of the latest buzzwords in green building. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the term applies to any ultra-efficient home that uses comprehensive building science measures and energy-efficient components so most or all of the energy consumed annually can be easily offset. Homeowners are left with substantially reduced utility bills, as well as less noise, improved indoor air quality and durability.