zero energy building News

  • DOE to pursue zero-net energy commercial buildings

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers has announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT).  These two efforts both focus on DOE’s ongoing efforts to develop marketable Zero-Net Energy Commercial ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Net-zero energy buildings on the rise across U.S.

    A report from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) and the Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium reveal that zero-energy commercial buildings are cropping up in all U.S. climate zones, from California to New York. Zero-energy buildings are highly efficient structures that produce as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Accelerating zero-emission building ambitions in the MENA region

    Ecofys leads a consortium of local consultants and agencies to accelerate the use of more efficient and renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems in buildings in the Middle East and North Africa. The project will support relevant private actors pilot projects in the MENA region, covering energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy systems in buildings. With a participatory ...


    By Ecofys

  • Zero Energy Building Revenue Expected to Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually by 2035

    Aiming to reduce energy costs and minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings, governments, corporations, and home-builders are pursuing zero energy building (ZEB) solutions. Also called net zero energy buildings, ZEBs bring together existing energy efficient technologies to form a high-performance building. Click to tweet: According to a new ...

  • Nearly-Zero Energy Building Materials Market to Grow to $16.5 Billion in 2017

    Driven by rising global awareness of the impact of building energy consumption on climate change, materials boosting building energy efficiency will reach $16.5 billion in sales in 2017. Floor space for net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) and especially nearly-zero energy buildings (nNZEB), will soar more than six-fold to 80 million m2 in 2017, according to ...


    By Lux Research

  • EU `should set date for zero emission buildings`

    The EU must set out a deadline by which all new buildings should be required to have zero net energy demand and carbon emissions, the European energy network (ENR) said on Monday. The recommendation is one of several in a report to be presented in Brussels on Tuesday that assesses the implementation of a 2002 EU directive on the energy performance of buildings (EED 06/01/03). Reform proposals for ...

  • Asia building zero emissions generation but coal still king

    Globally, over the next 5 years, nearly 50% of the new-build electricity generation will be non CO2 emitting. However, coal remains an essential energy commodity and will be the source of more than half the stationary energy produced over that same period. Gwen Andrews, Vice President Power & Environment Policies, Asia & Oceania at Alstom Power, presented an overview of the Asian energy ...

  • Taiwan’s First Zero-Carbon Building Gets Global Top Honor

    The Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan’s first zero-carbon building, was awarded the top honor by a globally recognized green building ranking system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The center, best known as the Magic School of Green Technology, was awarded a certificate of the Leadership in Energy and ...


    By USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter

  • LUMENHAUS - the responsive architecture, zero energy house

    Imagine waking up on a cold winter"s morning to light streaming in through your bedroom window and the smell of fresh coffee. The concrete floor is warm and your favorite music starts to play as you eat your breakfast. As you drive away the house automatically locks, the thermostat reduces and the insulation panels close as the house goes into hibernation until you return. Welcome to LUMENHAUS, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PG&E And AIA San Francisco Announce Opening Of Competition For Zero Net Energy Building Designs

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) joins American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIASF), in partnership with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), today to announce the opening of the third annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs.ZNE buildings produce as much clean energy as they use during a year through a ...

  • PG&E And AIA San Francisco Announce Opening Of Competition For Zero Net Energy Building Designs

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) joins American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA SF), today to announce the opening of the second annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs. ZNE buildings produce as much clean energy as they use during a year through a combination of designed energy efficiency and on-site, grid-tied ...

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Next Generation Electric Machines, Zero Energy Buildings, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. UPCOMING WEBINARS ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Berkeley Lab awarded $15.9 million in recovery act funding for new Net-Zero Energy Buildings national user facility

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will build and operate a new National User Facility for Net-Zero Energy Buildings using a competitively selected award of $15.9 million in stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. This facility will contain a set of test beds for building systems integration designed to address key technical challenges for net-zero energy buildings. The Department ...

  • GE targets net zero energy homes by 2015

    GE announced this week that by 2015 it is developing a turn-key product portfolio that will empower consumers to build – both new home builders and existing homeowners – to efficiently consume, manage and generate electricity to enable an overall net zero annual energy cost. In addition to GE’s current portfolio of energy-efficient lighting and appliances products and demand response technology ...


    By General Electric

  • PG&E And AIA San Francisco Announce Winners Of Competition For Zero Net Energy Building Designs

     Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), in collaboration with the University of California, Merced, joins American Institute of Architects, San Franciscochapter (AIA SF) today to announce the following award winners. Honor Awards were given to: Loisos & Ubbelohde Associates for "Silver Streak" and Ren Ito Arq. for "Cactus."  Merit Awards were given to: Archassist for "Cotton ...

  • ZEBRA2020 – nZEB tracker: Tracking the maturity of national and EU markets for nearly zero-energy buildings

    A new tool tracks the market uptake of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs) in Europe. As member of the ZEBRA2020 project consortium, Ecofys developed the online-based nZEB tracker. It is a Wiki-tool to dynamically assess and visualise defined criteria of the national nZEB markets and to aggregate the results on national and EU level. The tracker ...


    By Ecofys

  • DOE`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Turns to Uponor PEX Tubing for Nation`s Largest Net-Zero Energy Building

    When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wanted to encourage adoption of innovative, energy-efficient commercial building technologies, it chose to lead by example. In designing the new $64 millionResearch Support Facility (RSF), the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a super-energy-efficient, ...


  • Earth Advantage Institute Offers First Energy Model-Based Net Zero & Net Zero Ready Certification in the U.S.

    Earth Advantage Institute’s Home Certification division has launched the new program to encourage the rise of zero energy homes. A net-zero or zero energy home is defined as one that generates as much energy as it consumes, over the course of a year. The EA Net Zero certification is designed to ...


  • HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero

    HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero presents itself in Miami in hopes of facilitating change within the workers safety culture. American Leaders focuses on Health, Safety and Environment inside the oil and gas industry February 2013. During the three-day conference various topics will be discussed on the proficiency of HSE. The focus of this conference will be towards building a ...


  • Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes

    California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption in buildings, including a policy goal for all new residential buildings to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched two projects to help the state meet its ZNE building goals. One project will provide detailed cost and performance ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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