New Buildings Institute’s annual zero energy status update and zero energy buildings list.
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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.
This paper introduces a classification system for net-zero energy buildings (ZEB) based on the renewable sources a building uses.
Plug Load Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings:
A case study on the zero energy historical renovation of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
This paper illustrates the challenges of integrating rigorous daylight and electric lighting simulation data with whole-building energy models, and defends the need for such integration in order to achieve aggressive energy savings in building designs. Through a case study example, we examine the ways daylighting – and daylighting simulation – drove the design of a large net-zero energy project.
A presentation on a definition framework for Net Zero Energy given at the NASA Net-Zero Energy workshop June 5-6, 2012.