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.Read More
First Place Awards Will Be Presented at ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference
December 16, 2013
ASHRAE has announced that a net zero facility, a historic building, a cheese factory, a residence, a college building, and an agriscience farm are being recognized with ASHRAE Technology Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements by members in the application of innovative building design.
Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
December 9, 2013
With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
The Zero Home Is Designed to Eliminate Homeowner’s Energy Bills
August 14, 2013
Vivint and Garbett Homes have announced what they say is the first affordable, climate 5 net-zero home to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 0. Located in Herriman, Utah, this non-custom, self-sufficient, solar-powered home, called The Zero Home, can generate as much energy as it consumes.
April 22, 2013
Seattle's Bullitt Center, designed to become the world’s largest functioning, commercial Living Building — a facility certified to an international sustainable performance standard — is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Day with an grand opening event on April 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 25, 2013
Walgreens has announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, which engineers predict will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
February 18, 2013
NRG will help the new Santa Clara Stadium become the first professional football stadium to open with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the first professional sports venue to achieve net zero energy performance in California during 49ers home games.Read More
July 26, 2012
Many of the technologies needed to deliver zero energy buildings have already been developed. According to a report from Pike Research, over the next few decades, cost decreases in existing technologies and innovation in emerging technologies, driven by government regulations, will help make zero energy building more attainable.
July 23, 2012
Geothermal systems can significantly reduce energy consumption in a traditionally built house, but when installed in conjunction with a tight thermal envelope, they can help a homeowner procure the coveted net zero energy label.Read More
July 23, 2012
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has inaugurated a new 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power system donated by First Solar Inc., which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West™ initiative.