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Zero energy building

Similar term(s): ZEB, net zero energy building.

Definition:

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 energy use.

Source: GreenFacts

Translation(s):

Nederlands: Nul energie gebouw

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