Radical Change Takes Radical Cooperation

By Joe Emerson, Mary MacLeod, and Aaron Smith

Radical Change Takes Radical Cooperation

Times of world-wide crisis call for radical cooperation. Given the magnitude of the climate crisis, the potential devastation of its effects, and the inability of central governments to manage the crisis, it is up to local governments, non-profit organizations and citizens to move the world on the path to zero carbon. To that end, EEBATeam Zero, and Zero Energy Project are now joining hands to build a citizens’ movement for zero carbon.


Who We Are

EEBAThe Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) delivers turn-key educational resources and events designed to transform residential construction practices through high performance design, marketing, materials, and technologies. Through educational events, the annual Summit, and various publications and resources, EEBA reaches tens of thousands of building professionals, decision makers and industry players each year. EEBA is committed to helping everyone get to a future where all homes are healthy, resilient, zero energy and zero carbon.

Zero Energy ProjectThe Zero Energy Project’s goal is to inspire and guide homeowners, home buyers, real estate professionals, home builders, and residential designers to get on the path to zero carbon homes and lifestyles. Their website, newsletter, and social media campaigns are designed to create demand for zero homes, zero transportation, and zero living. The ZEP provides information and inspiration for anyone who wants to get started on the path to zero. 

Team Zero: A coalition of nonprofits, building trade organizations, government agencies, builders, and manufacturers devoted to zero energy and zero carbon homes and buildings. Team Zero’s goal is to develop a citizens’ campaign for zero, driving demand for zero homes, zero transportation, and zero carbon living. In this cooperative effort with the Zero Energy Project and EEBA, Team Zero is taking the lead to develop and implement a North American citizens’ campaign for zero – to build consumer demand for all things zero.


Why Radical Cooperation is Required

Everyone working separately to reach zero carbon will no longer work as time is running short. The heavy lifting on the path to zero needs to be done this decade. Working together, with your help, we can accomplish so much more.


How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help. Please find one or more of these actions that you can pursue.


If you want to support this growing movement, you can donate to the EEBA Team Zero General Fund and you can advocate for your local community going zero. 


Bill lazar
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Friday, December 17, 2021 5:27:42 AM
Sounds great! Anyone considering how this fits into our affordable housing crisis?
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Friday, December 17, 2021 8:06:13 AM

Tornado proof green energized homes the future of home construction!  Applying foam waterproofing insulation on the exterior of homes reduces energy by 70% while prolonging the life of the structure.  Quonset hut green energized homes

Craig Savage
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Friday, December 17, 2021 12:59:55 PM

Good Idea. Eliminate EE organization sprawl, increase EE organization density...

Joseph Emerson
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:48:20 PM
David. Great idea regarding tornado proofing zero energy homes. Look for our blog in January on making zero energy and zero carbon homes safer in the face of climate disruption. Bill. If Zero Energy homes are designed and planned well, their cost of ownership should be lower from the very first month. That makes them more affordable but in itself does not address the housing and homeless crisis we face. We need smaller, more entry level, energy efficient multifamily homes and apartments.
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