Zero energy building
Similar term(s): ZEB, net zero energy building.
General term applied to a building that produces as much energy, or more
energy, than it uses and therefore has a net energy consumption of zero over a
typical year. To do so, zero-energy buildings make use of renewable energies
such as solar energy.
Zero energy buildings are gaining considerable interest as a means to cut
greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy.
In the European Union and in the USA, buildings account for 40% of total
Nederlands: Nul energie gebouw