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.
Brief introduction to zero energy buildings (2 minute video).
An NREL/DOE website with case studies, videos, and other zero energy building resources
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.
Case study about how the U.S. General Services Administration successfully renovated the historic Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. GSA’s goals were to preserve the building’s historic features, and achieve Zero Energy Building status. This case study provides an overview of how reducing plug load energy helped achieve the Zero Energy Building status.
A guide to stakeholder engagement and messaging for zero energy schools.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is devising a new design-build project delivery model for fast-tracked, net-zero energy building. The process is progressive, performance-based design-build.