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2011 Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

2011 Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

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? These are among the questions addressed in this White Paper.

March 29, 2011

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Download Introduction


Download Chapters 1-4

Defining Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Net-Zero Energy Buildings: What the Case Studies Teach Us

How Building Technologies Contribute to Net-Zero Energy Design

Analyzing the Business Case

Download Chapter 5-8

Developing Effective Energy Codes and Standards for Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Lessons from a Zero Carbon Prototype

Action Plan: 21 Recommendations to Advance Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Homes

Who's Who in Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

Sponsors and Acknowledgements

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