Five Steps to Net Zero

Guideline / February 2, 2017 / Getting to Zero / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This guide is an introduction to how architects and engineers can help clients upgrade their existing buildings to be ZNE through a Deep Energy Retrofit combined with renewable energy sources. A Deep Energy Retrofit is an existing building retrofit that improves building performance by at least 30%. Deep Energy Retrofits increase the value of buildings, lower utility bills, improve occupant comfort, and reduce maintenance needs. They can be key to improving a building for occupants and improving the investment value of a building for owners.