Many efforts toward net zero focus on new technologies. While technology can help, the video below looks at what can be done using “passive house” techniques – focusing on
This video looks at some of the first net zero homes built in Canada (dating back to 2004), and reviews best practices and lessons learned as architects worked to make net zero work in different situations. They discover three main rules of net zero building: energy conservation and efficiency passive solar energy renewable energy …
This DeYoung Properties developed zero net energy home in Fresno, CA is a concept home that will be used as a Model Home for the next several months so that De Young and PG&E can monitor and analyze the energy usage. For more on zero net energy buildings in California, click here.
Hear from the Mayor of the City of San Leandro and IBEW on how the new San Leandro Zero Net Energy Training Center was developed. Using smart designs for heat rejection, thermal mass gains, and daylighting by season, LED lighting, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) that also heats the domestic hot water system, and solar and…
On October 1, there will be a Webcast on the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposed Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan. Click the link above for information and registration.
A cost-effectiveness study of zero net energy in residential and commercial buildings produced by the Davis Energy Group is available from PG&E. The Executive Summary is shared below; access the report in full here.
Have designers and architects in your community looking to learn more about how to make zero net energy buildings a reality? Check out resources and workshops coming from PG&E: