Bay Area home will help guide company’s future green building strategies
March 28, 2016
PulteGroup Inc. has announced production of a zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in northern California, becoming the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.
MassNZ developed to be a hands-on research and educational resource
March 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), its member universities, and the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts, have announced the launch of the Mass Net Zero Data Center (MassNZ), an experimental, solar-powered, micro data center that is the first of its kind in New England.
While North America leads, the zero net energy homes market is gaining momentum in Europe and Asia Pacific
January 8, 2016
As residential building codes call for greater energy efficiency, and the use of onsite generation for grid load management becomes more valuable, the market for zero net energy homes (ZNEHs) is emerging, says Navigant Research.
The renovation of the home utilizes such elements as solar and prefabricated panels and is designed to be executed quickly
July 6, 2015
A Netherlands-based consortium called Energiesprong brokered a deal between affordable housing associations and builders to retrofit 111,000 homes in the Netherlands to net zero energy levels. Net zero energy means that, on an annual basis, a home does not consume more energy than it produces.
Project is a First in California, Model for State’s ‘Big Bold Goal’
May 4, 2015
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead an effort by three companies, a utility, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in evaluating the energy use and grid integration of a new community of at least 20 zero net energy houses, the first development of a community of highly-efficient homes in the state.
New York Residential Development Taps into Geothermal’s Benefits
April 6, 2015
After completing a historic geothermal project in 2009 for a net-zero residential development in New York, Lloyd Hamilton was ready for a new challenge. That’s exactly what he got when he was asked to devise a geothermal solution to heat and cool nine net-zero-ready homes.
Bosch DC Microgrid Said to Enable a Simpler Way to Achieve Net Zero Energy
April 1, 2015
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2,817,566 to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (Bosch DC microgrid).
Company Helps to Launch Housing Community with Optimum Energy Efficiency
February 5, 2015
Bosch has partnered with Taurus Investment Holdings, a Boston-based real estate development company, to equip a new 7,500 home master-planned net zero community outside Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, hot water systems, and Energy Star appliances.
Net Zero Energy Installations Could Save Millions a Year in Energy Costs
November 10, 2014
The U.S. Army has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio.