Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

March 29, 2011

Zero and net-zero energy buildings are seen by their advocates as crucial to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and America’s reliance on carbon-based fuels. But how feasible is it to expect new buildings to reach zero or net-zero energy use? What are the technical, social, political, and economic advantages to reaching that goal? What can be done with the millions of existing buildings and homes? These are among the questions addressed in Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes, the eighth in a series of BD+C’s exclusive White Papers on the green building movement.

2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

         
 

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This address's the issue of decreasing the Carbon footprint

Energy plays a vital issue as to the use in buildings and homes to reduce the use of energy by using LED's, CFL, Flouresent lighting, occupancy sensors and solar tubes and day light solar as well using solar tubing to heat water for hydronic heating as well as domestic hotwater. Actually alternative energy also plays a role in creating a netzero use such as wind, Photovoltaics, waste(sewage/agro etc), to energy type conversions, rain collection and cistern.

Zero and NetZero home construction

This is the superior approach to truly achieve our "green" goals. LEED is leading us down the RED tape government solution and should be abandoned and dismantled.