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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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ZNE Market Barriers for K—14 Decision Makers in California

This study investigates decision-making patterns and funding practices, as well as the feasibility of implementing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in kindergarten through twelfth grade schools (K-12) and community colleges (collectively referred to as “K-14”). While California has seen several notable verified ZNE schools constructed recently, no schools have yet been retrofit to meet this standard; […]

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Investment in Energy Efficiency Increasing With 70% of Organizations Taking Notice

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise Facility Executive, October 12, 2017 Global interest and investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy is on the rise: 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago, and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. These are […]

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Harvard’s HouseZero Sets a Precedent for the Future of Green Reconstruction

Here’s How to Convert a Building Into an Energy-Efficient Predictive Piece of Architecture Harvard University’s on-campus council for all things green building is creating the most energy-efficient retrofit attempted so far. The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) is collaborating with Snøhetta to convert its headquarters, a 1924 stick-built house in Cambridge, into […]

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Boulder Commons Raises the Bar for Sustainable Design

Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases Just two miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, a new net-zero energy (NZE) development is under construction: Boulder Commons. The project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional office space and boasting a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space — all […]

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UMass Amherst Opens First Net-Zero Energy Building

UMass Amherst Celebrates Economics Department’s New, Net-Zero Crotty Hall UMass Amherst, March 22, 2017 The University of Massachusetts Amherst department of economics has opened Crotty Hall, anew 16,800-square-foot net-zero-energy building housing 35 offices and four conference rooms. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 22, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy said the “stunningly beautiful” building advances the […]

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Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020. […]