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GLRPPR Sector Resource: A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings

Title:
A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings

Abstract:
Thousands of project teams throughout the country seek to push the envelope and develop zero energy buildings. Generally speaking, a zero energy building produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable energy in the building sector. This definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities. In addition to providing clarity across the industry, this publication provides guidelines for measurement and implementation, specifically explaining how to utilize this definition for building projects.

URL:
http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/common-definition-zero-energy-buildings

Source:
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2015

Associated Sectors:

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