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Net Zero Energy Building

CBF Goes Off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

William C. Baker | Posted 05.19.2016 | DC
William C. Baker

Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy.

Schools for Sustainability Witnesses Water Purification at the Omega Center

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.

The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week I had the great pleasure of attending the grand opening of the first-ever net-zero energy office in Florida, which will serve as the Sierra ...

Arizona Gets Its First Net Zero School

Posted 08.08.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Susan DeFreitas: There’s the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, and the offices of George V. Leyva Middle Sc...

From Model Ts to Green Start-ups

Peggy Brennan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Peggy Brennan

I'm sitting in a 1920s-era building in Detroit, a former Model T showroom, that two years ago was an unsightly warehouse. The transformation of our building to an energy-efficient community space has been a fascinating one.

Church To Produce Net-Zero Energy

Belle Haven, VA Patch | Brian C. Krebs Email the Author | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion

The Mount Vernon Unitarian Church is nearing the completion of a system overhaul to make it a net-zero energy producing facility. After breaking gr...

Historic Home Produces More Energy Than it Consumes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Matt and Kelly Grocoff's was -$68.44 -- and yes, that's a minus sign before the dollar sign. Their home -- America's oldest net-zero energy restoration -- produces more energy than it consumes.

What Does It Take to Achieve a Net-Zero-Energy Home?

David Shepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Shepler

So how do you get started in building a net-zero-energy home, with or without a committed builder?

World's Most Energy Efficient Building is a Smoke Screen

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

China has been moving forward quickly in regards to sustainability, especially in terms of new building construction. There has been no shortage of r...