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.
Off-Campus House to be Transformed into a Net-Zero Energy, Water, and Waste Structure
May 9, 2014
An energy-inefficient, late 1920’s vintage bungalow in West Lafayette, Indiana, will become a living laboratory for resource-efficient remodeling and net zero research thanks to a combined effort by the Whirlpool Corp. and Purdue University.
It Used 75 Percent Less Energy Than a New Building That Meets Seattle’s Energy Code
May 8, 2014
Upon its first birthday, the Bullitt Center in Seattle announced that it has significantly exceeded its energy performance goals, even when accounting for growing occupancy over its first 12 months of operation.
Conference Will Discuss Renewable Energy, Developing Net Zero and Positive Energy Buildings
December 23, 2013
AGRION is hosting its second annual Energy & Sustainability Summit in New York City on Feb. 5-6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Dubbed Disrupt 100+, it will bring together leaders in energy, infrastructure, and sustainability.