Building Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

The Barriers that Remain for Zero Energy Buildings

7 Nov , 2018  

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Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain Written by Christopher Perry, aceee.org, October 24, 2018 Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast, there’s considerable […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Zero Energy Buildings Definitions Slowly March Forward

10 Jan , 2016  

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Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 10, 2015. Image credit: hansbrinker The Department of Energy (DOE), which is generally the last word on such things, has released a common definition for zero energy buildings (ZEBs). Let’s have a look and break it down: An energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy […]

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