Net-zero energy

Net-zero energy

Producing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes onsite, usually with renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines.
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ENPNewswire-August 6, 2019--DPR Construction - New Office to Be Net-Zero Energy, Austin's First WELL Certified Facility
Energy: LEED's net-zero energy designation requires a source energy balance of zero.
The event posed a challenge to create net-zero energy and net-zero water buildings in hot and arid climates.
The workshop posed a challenge to create net-zero energy and net-zero water buildings in hot and arid climates.
It must provide ample light and promote healthy choices for about 1,200 workers, and achieve net-zero energy. And it should look good from Sacramento, too.
One recent project is the Lombardo Welcome Center, a net-zero energy building that opened on the Millersville campus in February.
Couple this structural skeleton with highly efficient equipment and systems, like high-performance air source heat pumps for heating and cooling, and LED lighting with smart controls, as well as onsite generation of renewable power with rooftop and side panel solar arrays, solar water heating, wind turbines, geothermal energy or even fuel cells, and you have a complete net-zero energy building.
The firm recently unveiled plans to create modular, prefabricated living spaces that use solar-powered technology and are net-zero energy capable.
In 2015, the company's location in Miller Place, New York, achieved net-zero energy status, which means it produces more energy than it consumes.
The Basics and Beyond; and Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings.