Category: ZNE

zero net energy materials and design

Alta Energy Completes Zero Energy Retrofit of Amenities Building at Santa Clara Office Park

Alta Energy announced the completion of a 1.4 MW solar parking canopy system at the Towers at Great America in Santa Clara, California, The solar power system will supply more than 100% of the energy consumed by the office property’s amenities building, enabling it to qualify as an Emerging Zero Energy (ZE) building. It is the first building owned by an institutional commercial real estate investor to be included in the New Buildings Institute’s registry of emerging and verified Zero Energy retrofit buildings.

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Howland Green introduces the first Net Positive Energy office building in Canada

Howland Green Homes Ltd., is about to embark on something that has not been done in Canada before. It’s bringing to market a building so revolutionary, that it will produce more energy than it will consume. Presenting the Howland Green Business Centre, which will be located on Cachet Woods Court near the 407ETR and 16th Avenue in Canada’s technological hub, the City of Markham.

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The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier

Receiving the top award, AeroBarrier is being called the decade’s most disruptive energy efficiency product.  Mandalay Homes, an Arizona homebuilder, uses Aerobarrier on all new homes.  Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer at Mandalay Homes says, “AeroBarrier is the key for us building net-zero homes as a standard feature.  Before AeroBarrier, it was not financially feasible or practical on a mass scale.” 

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Net-zero energy buildings market forecasted to be $78.79 billion by 2025

The global net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) market is projected to reach USD 78.79 billion by 2025, according to the new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Net-zero energy buildings are those buildings where ideally 100% of their energy is generated and met with onsite renewable energy sources, thereby reducing the energy consumption over a span of time.

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INTRODUCTION: THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA by Terrapin Bright Green. This series argues in favor of biophilic design by examining scientific studies of nature’s effect on productivity and human health in a variety of built environments, and assigning economic values to these outcomes to promote the broad adoption of biophilic design. Photo: Highline Park, New York. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns /Flickr

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