How to Create a Carbon Zero Home

  • Article by: Sally Wood


Sustainability and eco-consciousness are at the forefront of just about everyone’s minds these days. One of the biggest ways you can reduce your individual carbon footprint is by creating a carbon zero – also known as carbon neutral or net zero – home. But this can often be a daunting or overwhelming task.

Whether you’re building your home from scratch or are looking at implementing features that will reduce the carbon emissions of your current home, these tips can help you to create a carbon zero home.

solar panels on new build

Solar Panels

One of the most effective ways to create a carbon zero home is to install solar panels which are able to provide your home with clean energy. They can also help to reduce or even completely eradicate your energy bill, saving you money in the long run.


A lot of homes exert the most energy on heating and cooling. However, with the proper insulation you can minimise your home’s need for heating and cooling appliances. Increased insulation can even be retrofitted into existing homes to decrease their carbon emissions.

double glazed window diagram used for carbon zero home design

Double Glazed Windows

Double glazed windows also help to insulate your home by preventing warm air from escaping in winter and preventing cool air from escaping during summer. An added bonus of double glazed windows is that they can also minimise noise pollution.

Published: 24/09/2020
Author: Sally Wood