Zero Net Energy Resources
Zero Net Energy Resources
Examples of programs or policy documents supporting zero energy-capable construction are listed below.
Energy Trust of Oregon: Net Zero Design Strategies | www.energytrust.org
The Energy Trust of Oregon offers a Path to Net Zero Pilot program of enhanced energy incentives for owners achieving exceptional levels of energy savings and those aiming for net zero energy use.
Living Building Challenge | https://ilbi.org/lbc
Managed by the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge is intended to inspire design and construction of zero impact, restorative buildings.
California’s Savings by Design program | www.savingsbydesign.com
Savings by Design is providing support for buildings that achieve at least 40% energy savings above Title 24 code. This includes support for design teams, help with additional modeling and assistance with technical resources. The program also provides seminars on Net Zero Energy commercial and residential.
Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium | http://zeroenergycbc.org
The Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC) published “Next Generation Technologies Barriers and Recommendations,” and “Analysis of Cost & Non-Cost Barriers and Policy Solutions” in 2011.
The CBC reports can be downloaded at: http://zeroenergycbc.org/resources/cbc-reports
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and the Environment
The Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force has developed a plan for transforming the building sector by creating a pathway toward zero net energy buildings in the Commonwealth.
Find the report at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/eea/press/publications/zneb-taskforce-report.pdf
CPUC Zero Net Energy Commercial Action Plan
As part of the CA Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) developed the Zero Net Energy Commercial Action Plan to help achieve the strategic plan goals and engage industry leaders, relevant agencies, stakeholders, utilities and other key influencers. An ongoing group continues to coordinate Action Plan activities.
Find both plans at: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Energy+Efficiency/eesp/
The Road to ZNE, Mapping Pathways to ZNE Buildings in CA
A study conducted by the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. and funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on behalf of the California Investor Owned Utilities.
California Zero Net Energy Buildings Cost Study
This study explored the cost-effectiveness of ZNE buildings in the current residential and commercial marketplace through a review of literature, case studies, and interviews with ZNE experts familiar with residential, commercial, and community-scale projects. Read the report