The Zero Energy Districts Accelerator

The Zero Energy Districts Accelerator aims to address barriers and develop replicable solutions to designing, building, and operating advanced energy districts that include efficient, resilient, cost-effective buildings and infrastructure. 

Specifically, zero energy districts are designed and built to maximize energy efficiency and use renewable energy at a district scale. (A district is a densely populated, multi-use, and geographically cohesive area.) Zero Energy District Accelerator partners will demonstrate the practicality of taking action to cost-effectively meet zero energy goals and commitments. By completing a detailed energy master plan, governance and business case model, and development pathway for a Zero Energy District, partners will identify the best practice approaches of considering well-defined energy performance goals and incentives for the entire building and district life cycle.