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ACEEE Summer Study: Hybrid Smart-BIPV Windows

Optimizing the Use of Smart Windows and BIPV to Achieve Net Zero Written by Jim Paull, ERS, May 9, 2018. Windows present an opportunity to reduce electrical consumption in buildings by producing power with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) or by reducing air-conditioning loads with solar heat gain control. Taking advantage of windows is especially important in […]

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The Zero Net Energy Center is a Working Example of an Emerging Phenomenon

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, July 9, 2015. Image credit: storkman Upgrading a 1980s building to a net zero powerhouse doesn’t have to cost more than a conventional retrofit. The Zero-Net Energy Center in San Leandro, California, has proven that. At this facility, electrical apprentices start their careers in sustainable buildings by gaining experience in emerging technologies […]