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NREL Science & Technology Facility: Golden, CO

Sustainable buildings often feature photovoltaic applications. But, where does research and development of new photovoltaic technologies take place?

OHSU Center for Health & Healing: Portland, OR

Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing is one of only 50 buildings in the country to have been awarded U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® Platinum certification ...

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center: Gettysburg, PA

The largest collection of Civil War artifacts and a cyclorama depicting the Battle of Gettysburg require carefully monitored indoor conditions.

University of Florida's William R. Hough Hall: Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida has been incorporating sustainable design in its new construction projects since 2001, but it tried a new approach in 2011 ...

Evie Garrett Dennis Campus: Denver, CO

When Denver Public Schools identified the need for additional schools to serve a growing suburban area, it decided to pursue a net zero energy multi-school campus ...

Great Seneca Creek Elementary School: Germantown, MD

Before the county established high performance design mandates for all new schools, Great Seneca Creek Elementary School was the school system's pilot project ...

University of Oregon Lillis Business Complex: Eugene, OR

It started as a simple remodel. The University of Oregon sought to redesign and add to its existing business school because room sizes were not meeting the needs ...

Twenhofel Middle School: Independence, KY

Twenhofel Middle School provides an education in sustainability both inside and outside the classroom. Students compete to conserve energy ...

Ohlone College Newark Center: Newark, CA

Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology demonstrates the affordability of sustainable strategies by ...

Bethke Elementary: Timnath, CO

Colorado's Poudre School District reduces energy use as well as construction costs and time by using a prototype design that is progressively improved ...
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Finding Common Ground: Defining Zero Energy Buildings

Buildings that produce more energy than they consume have moved from concept to increasingly common reality in recent years. But until a few months ago, no general, industry-wide agreement existed as to what exactly defined such a building.

Learning from Performance

Achieving net zero energy buildings requires knowledge of best real world strategies.

Code Green Standard 189.1 Comes at a Crucial Time

This new standard for green buildings will enable the transition from voluntary guidelines and programs to enforceable criteria that can be used by local, state or federal jurisdictions.

The Proof Is Performance

The road to high performing buildings is paved with high expectations — but, ultimately, it is measured performance that shows how energy efficient a building really is.
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