Zero-Energy-Verified Commercial Buildings More Than Double Since 2018

Published by Hood River News: The demand for zero energy buildings across the U.S. and Canada is growing exponentially, according to new data from New Buildings Institute (NBI), a nonprofit organization pushing for better performance in buildings. NBI today unveiled its 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List, which shows the total number of verified and emerging zero energy buildings in North America has grown to nearly 700 – representing a 42% increase since 2018. The total square footage of zero energy buildings has surpassed 62 million, a 39% jump from 2018. The number of verified zero energy buildings in the U.S. and Canada more than doubled between 2018 and 2020, a sign that designers are gaining expertise for delivering on zero energy targets set by building owners.

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