Net-Zero-Energy Building

January 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jan2008, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p40
The article focuses on the use of the net-zero-energy building concept on a former bank building in San Jose, California. The idea was created by David Kaneda when his company, Integrated Design Associates Inc., a consultancy that provides electrical engineering and lighting-design services, purchased the 7,200-square-foot facility to serve as its new headquarters. The resulting building uses renewable energy for 100% of its energy requirements, produces zero net greenhouse gas emissions and burns no fossil fuels.


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