Islamia University Bahawalpur and Net Zero building
of power department would also be among the facilities to be getting electricity from solar power source.
Nationally, the profession continues to push toward net zero building
and carbon-neutral strategies through initiatives like the AIA 2030 Challenge.
"Another sign of sustainable buildings to come," he continues, "is the Net Zero Building
Certification, [under which] the building is certified to harness energy from the sun, wind or earth.
The overall energy usage of a net zero building
, over the course of a year, is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
Towards a Net Zero Building
Cluster Energy Systems Analysis for a Brigade Combat Team Complex.
Net Zero Building
Another option is a net zero building
, one that produces as much energy as it consumes, reducing the use and need of nonrenewable energy.
This triple net zero building
in Virginia Beach, Va., is a living example of how to minimize impact on the environment while being resilient to future challenges.
Invest in net zero buildings
by supporting a National Net Zero Building
Initiative to create a Canadian standard to guide the industry.
The benefits of a net zero building
can be wideranging, including:
The net zero building
will generate more energy each year than consumed through its geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting and solar water heating.
Shull (2011) is collaborating with OSC in the design and development of a triple net zero building
; net zero Energy, Water, and Waste.