Definition for zero energy buildings as established by the Building Technology Office at the U.S.Department of Energy. Contains definitions for zero energy buildings, zero energy campuses, zero energy communities, and zero energy portfolios. Report was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Institute of Building Sciences.
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New Buildings Institute’s annual zero energy status update and zero energy buildings list.
This conference paper discusses four well-documented definitions of net-zero energy: net-zero site energy, net-zero source energy, net-zero energy costs, and net-zero energy emissions, along with pluses and minuses of each.
Brief introduction to zero energy buildings (2 minute video).
An NREL/DOE website with case studies, videos, and other zero energy building resources
This paper describes how net-zero energy buildings will produce, during a typical year, enough renewable energy to offset the energy they consume from the grid.
This is the eighth in a series of white papers from Building Design+Construction magazine on the green building movement. It includes contributions from several sources, and focuses on zero and net-zero energy buildings and homes.
Case studies from a collaborative of experts in zero energy buildings who are creating market-based solutions to get to zero energy.
This paper introduces a classification system for net-zero energy buildings (ZEB) based on the renewable sources a building uses.
This presentation offers strategies for commissioning and ongoing comissioning of zero energy buildings.