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Title: Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition; Preprint

Abstract

A net zero-energy building (ZEB) is a residential or commercial building with greatly reduced energy needs through efficiency gains such that the balance of energy needs can be supplied with renewable technologies. Despite the excitement over the phrase ''zero energy'', we lack a common definition, or even a common understanding, of what it means. In this paper, we use a sample of current generation low-energy buildings to explore the concept of zero energy: what it means, why a clear and measurable definition is needed, and how we have progressed toward the ZEB goal.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
883663
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-550-39833
TRN: US200614%%881
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at ACEEE Summer Study, 14-18 August 2006, Long Beach, California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; EFFICIENCY; LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS; ZEB; ZERO ENERGY BUILDING; COMMERCIAL BUILDING; LOW-ENERGY BUILDING; Buildings

Citation Formats

Torcellini, P, Pless, S, Deru, M, and Crawley, D. Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition; Preprint. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Torcellini, P, Pless, S, Deru, M, & Crawley, D. Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition; Preprint. United States.
Torcellini, P, Pless, S, Deru, M, and Crawley, D. Thu . "Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition; Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883663.
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abstractNote = {A net zero-energy building (ZEB) is a residential or commercial building with greatly reduced energy needs through efficiency gains such that the balance of energy needs can be supplied with renewable technologies. Despite the excitement over the phrase ''zero energy'', we lack a common definition, or even a common understanding, of what it means. In this paper, we use a sample of current generation low-energy buildings to explore the concept of zero energy: what it means, why a clear and measurable definition is needed, and how we have progressed toward the ZEB goal.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/883663}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {6}
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