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Tyson Living Learning Center: Eureka, MO

Washington University's research and education center outside of St. Louis aims to meet goals of net zero energy and net zero water use.

The Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy: Kamuela, HI

K-12 students learn about alternative energy and test their own renewable energy systems at a living lab that last year produced twice as much energy ...

Cold Climate Housing Research Center: Fairbanks, AK

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, is a living lab that researches building techniques and materials, tests heating and energy ...

31 Tannery Project: Branchburg, NJ

What appears as an ordinary prefabricated building produces from renewable energy all the electricity needed to run an approximately 42,000 ft2 commercial ...

200 Market Building: Portland, OR

John Russell purchased the 200 Market Building in downtown Portland, Ore., in 1988 and made a bet. He believed that improving the mixed-use office building's ...

The Terry Thomas: Seattle, WA

This Seattle commercial office building relies on passive strategies for cooling. Advanced building simulation tools allowed the building team to ...

North Exelon Pavilions: Chicago, IL

Energy efficiency is more than skin deep in the solar clad North Exelon Pavilions at Chicago's Millennium Park. Chicago's Millennium Park contains ...

Pearl River Tower: Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou, China, has leaped the hurdle of energy-efficient buildings with a single bound, moving into a new era of efficient super-tall towers.

CSOB Headquarters: Prague, Czech Republic

The 900,000 ft2 CSOB Headquarters is one of the Czech Republic's largest, most sustainable and most energy-efficient buildings. Tanks in the basement store ...

Stellar Commercial Building: Jacksonville, FL

The design and construction firm Stellar compares the performance of a LEED® Silver office building on its headquarters campus with an older office building ...
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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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