How low can you go?

Renewable Ready buildings are those that have taken full advantage of energy efficiency opportunities. After cutting energy consumption by 50 to 70 percent through integrated design and efficient technologies, the next step to lowering the amount of fossil-based energy drawn from the utility infrastructure is to provide the remainder with on-site renewable energy. It is then possible to offset or even exceed the energy consumption of the building on an annual basis.

Examples of buildings with aggressive energy savings and renewable resources meet the remaining energy load are listed below. If you have a building that you would like us to consider, submit it to the database.

Project NameCreatedsort ascendingOwnerBuilding TypeLocationFloor Area (ft²)EUI (kBtu/ft²)Occupancy Date
Net zero house- Charlotte,VTFeb 16, 2009David PillLodgingVT2,9668/2007
Hawaii Gateway Energy CenterJan 29, 2009Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)Other; OfficeHI3,6001/2005
Audubon Center at Debs ParkJan 14, 2009The National Audubon SocietyPublic AssemblyCA5,0230.0011/2003
Aldo Leopold Legacy CenterOct 13, 2008The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc.OfficeWI11,884-2.004/2007
Environmental Tech. Center, Sonoma StateOct 13, 2008Sonoma State UniversityCA2,200-1.477/2001
Science HouseMay 19, 2006Science Museum of MinnesotaMN1,5326/2003