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Zero energy buildings [electronic resource] : a critical look at the definition : preprint /
P. Torcellini ... [et al.].
imprint
Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2006]
description
12 p. : digital, PDF file.
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2006]
general note
"June 2006."
"To be presented at ACEEE Summer Study, Pacific Grove, California, August 14-18, 2006."
Title from title screen (viewed June 27, 2007).
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.
catalogue key
9639395
technical details
Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 6/27/07: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy06osti/39833.pdf; current access available via PURL.

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