Many believe that the future of net-zero energy is already here. At the forefront, the Net-Zero Energy Coalition is not only leading the movement, but also creating what their team refers to as “The Hub,” a place where all-things-Zero-Energy (ZNE) can be discovered. From research, to outreach resources, to case studies. Part of this exemplary resource […]
Download Ann Edminster’s Free Tool ‘Minimize the Energy Your Building Needs (Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, Chapter 4)’
This chapter from Edminster’s award-winning, residential zero-energy primer covers key performance issues such as building geometry, enclosure design, comfort strategies and systems, and water heating. She also discusses how to prioritize investment in different features based on […]
On the Sustainable Building Advisor discussion board…
Expert instructor Ann Edminster discusses greywater uses and the often intangible, but very important ‘non-energy’ returns on investments.
Student 1: Has anyone heard of greywater solutions for dust mitigation? It is common in construction to have a water truck drive around a few times a day spraying potable water on the ground […]
Enroll in Two New FREE Sustainable Building Advisor Lectures
“The Greenest Urban Building in the United States” & “The World’s Largest Side-by-Side HVAC Experiment”
The Greenest Urban Building in the United States
Remi Tan of KMD Stevens describes the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission LEED Platinum Headquarters in this new Free Lecture. Watch to learn about the costs, design […]
Enroll in Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency today!
“You can judge your impact on the planet by how much energy you use.”
Chris Dorsi characterizes a dozen countries around the world in terms of electricity consumption, or kWh per year. Dorsi argues that you can continue to enjoy the creature comforts we’ve come to expect in the […]