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 Name||Created||Owner||Building Type||Location||Floor Area (ft²)||EUI (kBtu/ft²)||Occupancy Date|
|Net zero house- Charlotte,VT||Feb 16, 2009||David Pill||Lodging||VT||2,966||8/2007|
|Hawaii Gateway Energy Center||Jan 29, 2009||Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)||Other; Office||HI||3,600||1/2005|
|Audubon Center at Debs Park||Jan 14, 2009||The National Audubon Society||Public Assembly||CA||5,023||0.00||11/2003|
|Aldo Leopold Legacy Center||Oct 13, 2008||The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc.||Office||WI||11,884||-2.00||4/2007|
|Environmental Tech. Center, Sonoma State||Oct 13, 2008||Sonoma State University||CA||2,200||-1.47||7/2001|
|Science House||May 19, 2006||Science Museum of Minnesota||MN||1,532||6/2003|