Zero energy building

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Net zero-energy homes
NARROWER TERMS
Working paper

Accelerating building decarbonization: eight attainable policy pathways to net zero carbon buildings for all

This paper responds to the global discourse around the need to decarbonize the world’s building stock by 2050 in order to meet global climate goals. It aims to provide clear, feasible policy pathways by which developing countries can achieve net ZCBs in their cities.
Report

Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing: cost analysis report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) research project Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing aims to improve industry understanding of Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) while addressing cost and consumer interest barriers. The project also provides a unique opportunity to increase collaboration between...
Report

Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing: design review report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL) research project Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing aims to improve industry understanding of Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) while addressing cost and consumer interest barriers. The project also provides a unique opportunity to increase collaboration...
Report

2019 New York Getting to Zero Status Report

This Getting to Zero Status Report (the Status Report) offers building owners, tenants, design teams, contractors, and policymakers a summary of NZE commercial and multifamily buildings data in New York and how trends across the State compare with the national landscape. This Status Report provides...
Working paper

Pathways to zero energy buildings through building codes

This white paper examines the current state of zero energy codes and provides an update on avenues to achieving zero energy codes by 2030. It presents an overview of current efforts to achieve zero energy and similarly high-performing buildings, example code proposals that help move...
Discussion paper

Energy renovation: it’s time for a paradigm shift in policy design!

The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package confirms the pivotal role of the EU building stock in meeting EU 2030 climate and energy targets. In fact, the projected decarbonisation of the EU energy system is mainly based on the renovation of existing buildings and the...
Chapter

The way forward—moving toward net zero energy standards

Net zero energy building (NZEB) standards have been gaining prominence lately as the next performance target for buildings. However, despite the demonstrated benefits of such building performance across triple bottom-line concepts, Australia is yet to formulate a policy toward adopting a net zero energy building...
Journal article

Energy efficiency left behind? Policy assemblages in Sweden’s most climate-smart city

Smart city experiments have the potential to reshape urban climate change governance. Smart city initiatives have been supported by international technology companies and the European Union for many years and continue to be promoted by national and municipal governments. In relation to sustainability and climate...
Journal article

Towards nearly zero energy buildings in Europe: a focus on retrofit in non-residential buildings

Buildings are the focus of European (EU) policies aimed at a sustainable and competitive low-carbon economy by 2020. Reducing energy consumption of existing buildings and achieving nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are the core of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the recast of the...
Report

Building energy codes for a carbon constrained era: a toolkit of strategies and examples

Buildings consume about two-thirds of the United States’ power supply and produce about 40 percent of carbon emissions. Buildings that are being constructed now will have a considerable impact on our region’s energy use 50 to 100 years from now. Thus, the built environment, including...