09/10/12

Think Bigger: Net-Zero Communities

Launched by the Alliance, the National Association of State Energy Officials and other organizations in late 2009, the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium includes more than 500 organizations seeking to transition the market to zero-energy commercial buildings. The CBC’s latest report discusses the need to spread net-zero energy buildings across communities. 

This report includes two case studies that showcase new ways to operate buildings, emerging technologies, and best practices in integrating shared resources across a community to put buildings’ net energy use at zero. The report also looks at how actions can be coordinated over time to prime communities to seize future opportunities  to make their buildings net-zero energy. Finally, the report provides a set of policy recommendations to support achieving net-zero energy across community-wide building stock.

Click on the link to the PDF above to view the report.