Subjects addressed include: energy innovation, the advantages of onsite renewable energy generation
and options for powering business, low-carbon growth, smart buildings, energy efficiency, funding future energy, structuring techniques for demand-side management solutions, intellectual property for clean tech, smart energy, the supergrid, pumped storage for hydropower, biomass, offshore renewable energy, and current priorities for pollution control.
Achieving a net zero energy (1) (NZE) building requires two basic strategies: energy efficiency measures (EEMs)and onsite renewable energy generation.
The BEopt software enables users to quickly analyze and compare efficiency measures with each other and with onsite renewable energy generation.
The same process can be used for near net zero energy buildings, or any high-performance building for which the design team is considering the application of onsite renewable energy generation.