5 ways to future-proof a building

Published by Grist: Ever since workers strung the wires of the first electrical grid in 1882, buildings have been gobbling up energy. But what if that relationship were upended so that buildings fitted with solar panels produced more electricity than they consumed? Turns out, that’s already well underway: The number of buildings constructed so ingeniously that they sometimes feed energy to the grid has nearly doubled in the last two years. The nonprofit New Buildings Institute keeps a list of these “zero energy” offices, schools, and libraries.

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