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USGBC-LA chooses first ‘Net Zero Accelerator’ technologies

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USGBC-LA chooses first ‘Net Zero Accelerator’ technologies

Wide range of solutions address numerous environmental challenges.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | July 31, 2019

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The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) has chosen its first technology solutions under its Net Zero Accelerator program.

The program’s goal is to identify viable net zero building technologies, position them for success, and accelerate their market entry throughout the Los Angeles region. The 13 technologies were selected from 68 applicants from 11 countries.

The 13 technology solutions are:

Advanced building materials — DTE Materials

Energy efficiency — arbnco, Keewi, and SkyCool Systems

Energy storage — Shifted Energy and Yotta Energy

HVAC optimization — KomfortIQ and Blue Box Air

Renewable energy generation — Next Energy Technologies, Inc. (NEXT)

Waste diversion and reuse — Angel City Lumber and ByFusion

Water conservation / control — Saya Technology

Urban agriculture — inHouse Produce

“This is an exceptionally compelling group of companies bringing diverse solutions to market that address our shared goals,” says Neal Anderson, Director of the Accelerator, and former Co-Founder of the LA Cleantech Incubator, in a news release. “We're excited to help them overcome market-entry barriers often encountered by new technologies, and pair them with the green building experts and significant pilot sites throughout the Los Angeles region to see results before the new year, and keep the momentum rolling.”

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