The following documents and links help Facility Managers and anyone concerned with energy use, understand the NetZero Energy challenge, construct a Basic Action Plan to get to NetZero, and understand the implications of NetZero on long term planning. These pages pull together research-based solutions that address this key challenge in the operation of an energy-efficient building.
- NetZero Energy [PDF - 1.26 MB]:
A 3-page guide to the NetZero Challenge, why it matters, how its different, and what you can do to construct a Basic Action Plan to get there.
- NetZero Energy in SFTool:
A link to the interactive NetZero Energy content and detailed examples in GSA's online resource, www.sftool.gov
- NetZero Energy in Whole Building Design Guide:
Detailed NetZero definitions, applications, and relevant codes and standards related to NetZero Energy Buildings on the National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide site.
- “Putting Energy Research into Practice Workshop Summary”
Strategies and solutions from a 2011 workshop that brought together researchers, real estate and construction industry representatives, and government experts to find ways to overcome the barriers to adopting energy reducing technologies, strategies, and practices.