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What we do is 

take older dysfunctional energy-wasting houses 

and transform them 

into smart efficient solutions 

                                             to the Climate problem.  

           

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Our mission:

Address Climate Change, and its social justice implications,

by promoting the solutions, in particular

 a carbon neutral house.  

 

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The global climate problem is destabilizing our amazing and beautiful planet.  It’s not a future thing.   The crisis is unfolding in real time.  

There are many solutions.  

One of the simplest is to eliminate carbon emissions from our homes.  Buildings that generate their own power are sprouting up, but they are almost exclusively new and upscale
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But what about the existing houses, which consume the most energy and create the most emissions?  What about lower-income neighborhoods, the communities hit first and hardest by a warming world?
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With buildings generating over 40% of our carbon, locating an affordable model for neutrality in an older home adds another layer of hope for preserving our climate.      
 
Carbon Zero Home is committed to actualizing these models.
   

 

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On September 4th, 2015, Carbon Zero Home signed the contract for its first rehab project, a 100 year old brick house in north Minneapolis.   We are excited to be moving this old house into the clean energy future.

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Carbon Zero Home resides where the Climate Problem intersects with Affordable Housing.
 
 
Those of us with less resources will be impacted sooner and harder by the increasing extremes of our weather.  
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Sturdy quality homes
more familyfor families in needfamily
provides one of the best ways to
address the equity gap.   
 
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We are committed to racial and economic justice, and we regard the Energy Revolution as an opportunity to build wealth in lower-income communities.  We believe that efficient resilient homes improve health, build dignity, secure families, and stabilize neighborhoods.  Coupling these houses with renewable energy can help retain the wealth that is too often drained from communities of color.   
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If you are concerned about equity, then you are concerned about changes to our climate, and vice-versa.