Zero Energy Buildings
This session on zero energy buildings introduces their foundational terminology, concepts, and strategies. Topics covered include defining zero energy, understanding site energy vs. source energy, the cost of zero energy buildings, setting goals, historically informed architecture, and passive design strategies.
Course expires 03/05/2025
Understand the critical balance between energy generation and consumption in a zero energy building
Distinguish between source energy and site energy, and understand the calculations for each
Discuss the relationship between energy efficiency and cost in zero energy building design
Identify various passive design elements and understand how they can be implemented to reduce building loads
Brought to you in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.