At the most basic level “net zero” means that the amount of energy generated by a building is equal to the amount of energy used by the building over the course of one year. Often seen as the “gold standard” in sustainable building design and construction, meeting this standard is challenging and may not be applicable for some projects.
We offer a suite of energy conservation services to help both existing buildings and new construction projects use less energy while getting more performance. For some of our clients that can mean detailed energy modeling and planning to achieve “net-zero”, but more often than not, it means practical, sequential projects to reduce energy consumption by 20-40% while increasing comfort and durability. We do not install solar panels, wind turbines, or other renewable energy systems, but we know some great people that can.
The first step towards a more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficiency building is to understand how your building currently works.
This detailed and performance oriented energy performance standard usually describes the most direct way for new construction projects to approach net zero.
If you have air quality, comfort, condensation and moisture, or other building related problems, chances are we can help you sort things out. We follow the philosophy of the Building Science Corporation, Building Performance Institute, and ASHRAE to ensure we have the most up to date knowledge and professional practice possible. Call us or visit our blog, to learn more.