First zero-emissions eco-hotel in Milan enhances its services with high-quality indoor air
February 18, 2019
Hotel Milano Scala has recently installed a new Mitsubishi Electric filtration system. Fresh air entering the interior spaces is treated in four air handling units — three rated at 5,000 m3/h plus one at 10,000 m3/h for a total air treatment capacity of 25,000 m3/h — composed of a class G4 pre-filter and a class F9 final filter (the same ones used in hospitals to prevent contamination).
Initiative aims to develop more sustainable communities
December 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities have announced the launch of the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help achieve zero energy use in buildings.
Includes increase in government initiatives, rising energy prices, desire to reduce GHG emissions
September 5, 2016
An analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the global energy-efficient building market from 2016 to 2020 is included in the latest report from Technavio. It reveals the top three emerging trends driving the market according to Technavio’s research analysts.
The definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities
October 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition of a zero energy building, or what is also referred to as a “net zero energy” or “zero net energy” building.
ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference includes seminar on ZEBs
June 15, 2015
While the concept of ZEBs is generally accepted in the building industry, no common definition exists. This creates a challenge in trying to incentivize such buildings and in developing common design strategies.
Winning Entry in Race to Zero Design Competition Features Small-Duct, High-Velocity HVAC System
May 25, 2015
The winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition includes a HVAC system that is so efficient, it would generate only $282 in annual heating costs, and $38 for cooling.
Government Regulation Is Most Important Driver for This Market
January 7, 2015
While advances in energy efficient buildings are reducing the energy consumption of many new and existing structures, the spread of zero energy buildings, which generate as much energy over the course of a year as they use, is a primary indicator of aggressive approaches to mitigating the impacts of climate change in the built environment.
Advances in Building Envelope Technology Are Helping to Drive the Market
September 17, 2014
Aiming to reduce energy costs and minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings, governments, corporations, and home builders are pursuing zero energy building (ZEB) solutions, notes Navigant Research. Worldwide revenue from ZEBs is forecast to grow from $629 million annually in 2014 to more than $1.4 trillion in 2035.
Students Presented Their Designs to Juries of National Experts
June 23, 2014
The campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played host to 28 teams of university students and building industry experts who converged at the lab for the Challenge Home Student Design Competition.
Many schools are turning to highly efficient HVAC solutions for both new-build and retrofit projects, indicating that the once-novel concept of LEED-certified and zero-energy schools may soon become commonplace in school districts across the U.S.