The Case for Zero Energy Buildings

Published by D Magazine: According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, buildings are the primary energy consumers in the United States. So, as designers, contractors, managers, tenants, and owners of buildings, as citizens of the world, we should do...

5 Green Building Trends: A Push to Scale Net Zero

Published by The Kendeda Fund: “This tribe is growing,” declares Cathy Higgins, research director at the New Buildings Institute. NBI’s 2012 list of zero energy projects included 60 net zero buildings. That list counts both buildings that had been verified...

California Leads In Net-Zero Homes As Costs Drop

Published by CleanTechnica: Half a dozen California cities are hosting enough net-zero homes to place the state in first place nationally among other states like Arizona where the net-zero trend is catching on rapidly, both among legislators and among leading...

Getting to Zero—Taking Action on Carbon

Published in Laboratory Equipment: Architecture 2030 estimates an addition of 2.5 trillion square feet of buildings to the planet by 2060, equivalent to building another New York City every 34 days—heightening the sense of urgency for designers to focus on...

Radiating Efficiency

Published by Net Zero Buildings (page 12): Because of the drive for optimized energy efficiency, design teams need to look at alternative HVAC methods in order to meet energy goals. A recent NBI report on radiant heating and cooling in...