Net Zero Future

"Net Zero Future" explores the dynamic field of net-zero (NZ) buildings - buildings that produce as much (or more) energy than they consume. What seemed impossible only a few years ago is a reality today, as more and more NZ buildings come online. Jim Young, a veteran technical expert in energy use in buildings, explores such topics as smart buildings, data analytics, energy-efficient lighting systems, lighting and daylighting controls, energy standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1), and renewable energy sources (e.g., photovoltaics, solar hot water). With case studies of successful NZ projects, technical reports, new products and technologies, mobile apps, and more.
Architects | November 05, 2013 | Jim Young
The Living Building Challenge has released the Net Zero Energy Building Certification to provide clearer defin...
Building Owner | October 28, 2013 | Jim Young
The Packard Foundation’s 49,000-sf headquarters recently achieved Net Zero Energy Certification through the In...
Building Owner | October 21, 2013 | Jim Young
University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute (GCI) building in Australia showcases on-site solar energy...
Green | October 14, 2013 | Jim Young
The Craftsbury (Vermont) Outdoor Center has broken ground on a new activity lodge and fitness center. An energ...
Building Owner | October 07, 2013 | Jim Young
The school will employ a geothermal system to heat and cool a portion of the building. Other energy-saving mea...
Airports | September 30, 2013 | Jim Young
The Outagamie County Regional Airport’s new 8,000 sf general aviation terminal was designed to achieve net zer...
Building Owner | September 23, 2013 | Jim Young
Queens, N.Y.-based beverage distributor Big Geyser’s energy efficiency retrofit project and rooftop solar arra...
Building Owner | September 16, 2013 | Jim Young
Passive solar strategies and an enhanced envelope are keys to achieving net-zero on the new 230,000 sf Departm...
Green | September 11, 2013 | Jim Young
A new design for Jinshui Science and Technology Park in Zhengzhou, China is aiming for a zero-carbon footprint...
Building Owner | September 03, 2013 | Jim Young
After a two year renovation, the 95-year oldWayne S. Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse in Grand Junctio...
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