A Net-Zero-Energy building generates more energy on-site, from renewable energy sources, than it consumes. All electric buildings are also known as zero emissions or fossil fuel free buildings. Combining emissions free electricity with emissions free space conditioning is a “win-win” for the economy, the climate, and the building owner/operator.
Building electrification refers to using electric technologies instead of combustion-fueled technologies to supply the comforts of a modern building. Every major end use for fossil fuels in buildings is ready to be electrified with currently available technologies.
(This article originally appeared on U.S. Green Building Council ) Whether it’s happening in a small town an hour north of New York City or in a major metropolis in the south of Brazil, project teams achieving LEED Zero Water certification are building to the same ambitious goal: reducing their use of this increasingly scarce environmental […]
We’re sure many of you have heard of the saying “think global, act local.” Of course, this sentiment can have a multitude of different meanings depending upon interpretation—but at its core, it means that none of us on earth exist separately from others. Regardless of how you look at it, the statement has generational implications… […]
A Brief History on Our Relationship to Air Quality Sustainable building factors in the health of the inhabitants, the impact on the community, and the impact on the earth. The definition of sustainability on dictionary.com specifically states “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.” Being mindful of […]
We are excited to show you the transformation of this classic 1950s ranch. We designed the renovations to make the living, kitchen and dining spaces more open and functional. It also included new windows throughout the house to help make it more efficient and allow more light into the house. Check out these progress photos! […]