Net Zero Energy Building - Prototype
Any City, Any State, USA
Companies remain committed to sustainable facilities, but must find ways to attain goals within the boundaries of their financial reality. Clients can prepare for the future now, going beyond concepts to actual deliverable energy savings.
The design process began by evaluating one of our LEED NC 2009 Silver Certified buildings from a net zero perspective. We then generated a revised design to ideally respond to our net zero energy goal. The revised design incorporates a high-performance envelope and relies on two different solar energy technologies to generate the power required for lights, HVAC and plug loads. We leveraged extensive daylight harvesting by incorporating several daylight amplification strategies.
Our goal was to develop a practical and marketable model utilizing current technologies, materials, methods and systems. Drawing on our design-build strength, in-house professionals provided real time feedback on feasibility and cost. We chose equipment and systems that offered the most value while considering energy efficiency, longevity, operational and maintenance costs.
I felt we were building on our past research and development and striding toward the future, to offer innovative solutions for our clients.Participant Net Zero Charette, Haskell