Net zero is a fairly new term in the construction industry that simply means when designing and constructing a building you incorporate specifications and components that will generate more energy than it uses. Sound impossible? Not at all. By incorporating new generation solar/wind/geothermal and other technologies, it is very possible to construct your new building and have it generate more power than it consumes.
CLICK here. The new modern approach has actually been renamed Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB's) by DOE.
1. Design Smart: Incorporate the latest technology, and use energy star and energy efficient components and products
2. Investigate: Visit with local building officials and see what other local construction projects did to make their building a ZEB, and what did not work
3. Use renewable energy sources available within the building’s footprint: PV, solar hot water, and wind located on the building
4. Develop an urgency: If your project has community support you may find allies in the most unlikely places. Let the community know you are designing a ZEB and see what resources become available
For more information contact our design-build team at:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)
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