Net Zero Communities /Cities


Zero energy communities are being developed  in  several areas of the country.  The experts below are involved in various aspects of Zero Energy Community design. Contact the listings for a free consultation to explore the definition and components of  zero energy.
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown (215) 988-3338
    Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services
  • National – Ron Kamen  EarthKind Energy  845.266.3723  NY
    EarthKind works at the intersection of Clean Power Projects, Programs & Policy. For more than 30 years, Ron Kamen and his companies,  EarthKind Energy & Starphire New Energy Technologies  (now EarthKind Energy, a dba of Starphire. Net, Inc)  have provided public and private businesses,  government agencies, authorities and non-profit institutions with innovative solutions to complex energy challenges. We apply our knowledge of clean energy policy to empower clients  with self-financing clean technology projects & programs  that harness the incredible forces of nature to build financial wealth— while benefitting the environment & community.
  • National –  PACE Equity Kevin Moyer, 419.720.1102
    Kevin Moyer, Chief Investment Officer for PACE Equity, brings 20+ years of structured and public finance experience in energy efficiency, alternative energy, real estate and power generation.  PACE Equity provides development, financing, engineering, and implementation services to commercial property owners and developers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in selected states nationally using Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to support community sustainability
  • AL – Munroe & Jenkins Architects – Jay Jenkins LLC (256) 231-1114
    Save energy costs by considering the low hanging fruit such as thermal windows – daylighting, material selection and sighting issues such as cross ventillation, sun patterns and prevailing winds.
  • CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 209.482.1363 –
    Leading the residential market to reduce emissions, reverse climate change, and improve business practices by integrating existing and emerging efficiency, renewable and storage technologies into homes and communities
  • CA  – Evan Hughes, Consultant Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy , 650-796-6301  
    Technical and economic calculations on biomass power, biomass fuels, (gas and liquid) Plus geothermal power, zero waste and zero carbon systems.
  • CO – Ewers Architecture Peter Ewers 303.271.0977
    Net Zero Energy commercial and residential buildings that are asthetic with low operating cost. By using all electric heating systems such as a ground source heat pump and onsite power generation such as PV or small wind, net zero energy is attainable at an affordable cost now for smaller scale buildings
  • ND – Comfort Choice Homes – Larry Mayer, President & Energy Engineer – 701-799-1758
    In addition to developing a revolutionary new insulation, Comfort Choice Homes is in business of providing high comfort and low energy buildings using average skill level contractors to provide under 20 year payback for 50% energy reduction homes and under 25 year for 70% reduction homes. This is accomplished by a radical approach to water management and integrating that into air management system. Average home comes in at .5 ACH better than Passive House. So we meet comfort, affordability, and sustainability in our base offering with our exclusive exterior insulation panel system. That works for new and existing homes with high breathability and low toxicity of foam products.