Three Reasons Zero Energy Buildings are Important
Economically achievable: Completed projects have proven that a zero energy building can be designed within a typical construction budget using conventional materials, equipment, and tradespeople.
Prioritize efficiency: Successful zero energy projects reduce energy use before adding renewables.
Better outcomes: A zero energy building can be more comfortable for occupants, is reliable and affordable to operate, better for the environment, and can instill widespread community pride.
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Learn about a successful zero energy school and its process to overcome barriers.
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