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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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.
According to a statement, LTTS and Microsoft technologies can lower customer energy bills by up to 40 percent, provide Net-Zero energy generation management, and extend the asset life for cities, campuses and buildings.
The Basics and Beyond; and Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings.
The home is built to achieve net-zero energy usage and is a showcase for products that improve indoor air quality and whole house water quality.
The 800 sqm home also is designed and built to generate as much electricity as it consumes (a so-called net-zero energy balance) in a 12-month period.
Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings
It will be among the largest net-zero energy buildings in the United States.
Manager Brad Kahn told me the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building was designed to prove that commercial buildings can operate without fossil fuels and achieve net-zero energy use.
Another government agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in 2012 opened a new laboratory which goes by the snazzy acronym, "NZERTF," short for the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility.
To encourage greater energy efficiency, NIST plans "to develop tests and measurements that will help to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock and support the development and adoption of cost-effective, net-zero energy designs and technologies, construction methods, and building codes.
The valuation of Energy Star homes, passive solar houses, solar photovoltaic systems, and net-zero energy homes is also explored.
The newly developed OLED desk lamps will be installed in a Net-Zero Energy Building (ZEB)* verification facility that Taisei Corporation is constructing in the city of Yokohama.