Net Zero

While achieving Net-Zero for one building is somewhat practical, the developer of Whisper Valley here decided that the entire 2,000-acre community with some 7,200 homes would be Net-Zero Ready.  All structures will be ground source geothermal and solar equipped to meet the Net-Zero energy – carbon neutral – standard adopted by the City of Austin’s Read more

Historic resolution passed unanimously at Northeast Industry Summit PROVIDENCE, RI — The Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal was set at the Northeast Industry Summit held during the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (the HEAT Show) at the Rhode Island Convention Read more

When Chatham University began construction on their new, Eden Hall Campus in Pittsburgh—the first in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainability—they were looking to minimize energy consumption throughout the campus. “Chatham wanted a design that would slash energy consumption for their ’zero energy‘ project and that would eventually produce Read more

Advancing environmental protection and conservation with sustainability in large buildings has undergone demanding but rewarding progress during the past decade: first there was the widespread adoption of the LEED scorecard for new building certifications, then Net Zero Energy design (with an ASHRAE goal of net-zero energy for all new buildings by 2030), and the latest Read more