It is still early in the collection and analysis of energy performance data, but it is already clear that high-performance commercial buildings—some "almost net-zero buildings"—can be constructed cost effectively, providing productive environments for occupants, reducing operating costs, and enhancing the competitiveness of commercial properties.
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This issue highlights National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility and its foundations in energy efficiency.
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 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.
These are the appendices to the report "Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study on NREL’s Technical Assistance to Greensburg June 2007 – May 2009".
This brochure describes Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory technical assistance in Greensburg, Kansas after the devastation of a tornado.
This brochure describes the BTI-Greensburg John Deere building in Greensburg, Kansas.
This brochure describes the Business Incubator building in Greensburg, Kansas.
This brochure describes the Dillons Qwik Shop building in Greensburg, Kansas.
This brochure describes the Dwane Shank Motors GM Dealership in Greensburg, Kansas.