Tag: zero energy

Zero Energy Building is “an energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy.” This definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities.

Zero Energy Schools

Zero Energy Schools

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy use. Why does this matter? Because it means that while buildings are a big part of our energy challenge, they also have the potential to be a major part of the solution to a clean energy future. That’s why the US

Lancaster, California, Aims for Net-Zero Energy

Lancaster, California, Aims for Net-Zero Energy

What would it mean if every newly constructed California home was energy independent? In 2014, the City of Lancaster, California, was the first city to require solar panels on new homes. In doing so, it pioneered a policy that has since been adopted by several other California cities, including San

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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Net Zero Energy Buildings

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

Zero Energy Schools

Zero Energy Schools

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy use. Why does this matter? Because it means that while buildings are a big part of our energy challenge, they also have the potential to be a major part of the solution to a clean energy future. That’s why the US

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Norcross, Ga – June 30, 2016 – Suniva, Inc., the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, today announces its Buy American-compliant Optimus solar panels are producing energy at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Norcross, Ga – June 30, 2016 – Suniva, Inc., the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, today announces its Buy American-compliant Optimus solar panels are producing energy at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military

Guest Commentary: Water Loop Heat Pumps

Designing net zero energy buildings for new construction and for renovation of existing buildings presents a diverse set of challenges. It requires analyzing the unique energy use of the entire building and then designing a system that can reduce the net energy footprint without sacrificing functionality or comfort. And as

Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Energy

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

Editor’s Comments: Energy’s Changing Landscape

Editor’s Comments: Energy’s Changing Landscape

I learned recently that prior to 1948, if you plugged a clock from New York into an electrical outlet in Los Angeles, it would lose 10 minutes every hour. A record player would play so slowly that the music was almost unrecognizable. Many devices would not work at all because

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