NetZero Energy

The following documents and links help Facility Managers and anyone concerned with energy use, understand the NetZero Energy challenge, construct a Basic Action Plan to get to NetZero, and understand the implications of NetZero on long term planning. These pages pull together research-based solutions that address this key challenge in the operation of an energy-efficient building.

  1. NetZero Energy [PDF - 1 MB] :
    A 3-page guide to the NetZero Challenge, why it matters, how its different, and what you can do to construct a Basic Action Plan to get there.

  2. NetZero Energy in SFTool:
    A link to the interactive NetZero Energy content and detailed examples in GSA's online resource,

  3. NetZero Energy in Whole Building Design Guide:
    Detailed NetZero definitions, applications, and relevant codes and standards related to NetZero Energy Buildings on the National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide site.

  4. “Putting Energy Research into Practice Workshop Summary”
    Strategies and solutions from a 2011 workshop that brought together researchers, real estate and construction industry representatives, and government experts to find ways to overcome the barriers to adopting energy reducing technologies, strategies, and practices.
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