Published by Facility Executive: Five exemplary individuals, school districts, and school projects have been honored with with ZNE School Leadership Awards for innovation and leadership in driving a new zero net energy (ZNE) standard for school environments in California. ZNE buildings represent high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually. California is leading the nation on ZNE performance in K-12 schools and community colleges with over 40 ultra-low and ZNE buildings operating or under construction.
To showcase leadership and innovation in this market, the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and other agencies, established the awards and recognition program, now in its third year. New Buildings Institute (NBI) is administering the program on behalf of the IOUs and CPUC.Read More