GLREA and three other organizations MI Energy Efficiency Contractors Association, MI Geothermal Association and the Green Home Institute, organized the first 'Zero Net Energy Residential Conference' held in Grand Rapids on May 8, 2019. This conference brought together energy efficiency, geothermal and solar energy experts to discuss and share what a Zero-Net home is and ways to break down the barriers to get new and existing residential buildings to become zero-net.
Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are regular grid-tied homes that are so air-tight, well insulated, and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year, leaving the occupants with a net zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home.
The goal of this Conference was to bring people together to learn about those types of homes and how we can expand this growing market.
GLREA wants to thank our Sponsors - MI Energy Office, Consumers Energy, Walter-Furnace, GeoComfort, Tstud, Mitsubishi Electric and DTE for supporting this event.
GLREA and our Partner Organizations will be holding a similar event in Detroit on September 18, 2019 with the focus on commercial operations. Stay tune for more details under Events on this website.