What is a Zero-Energy/Net-Zero building?
Zero-Energy or Net-Zero means that the building is producing as much energy, through renewable sources, as the occupants are using. ZEAL Apartments are actually Net-Positive in general, or produce extra energy, but for simplicity we use Zero-Energy. For more information, see here
Are ZEAL Apartments On-Grid or Off-Grid
ZEAL Apartments will generally be On-Grid, or connected to the general regional grid, in general. There are more benefits to everyone by connecting to a strong grid. However, some ZEAL communities may be Off-Grid, or able to go Off-Grid at need. In areas prone to power outages, Off-Grid systems may be put into place so the ZEAL community may keep their power on even if the general grid goes down (local laws apply).
How Much Will They Cost?
Rents vary wildly at different locations, and even day to day. However, the price will generally be set at the fair market rent for comparable standard apartments in the area. For Ruby apartments, the rent will generally be at or below the cost of a standard apartment + the average electric bill. See Apartment Types.