Climate change is a worldwide problem with roots at a local level. In a recent article for Real Estate (RE) Journals, ESD Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel examines the building industry in the Midwest and its role in decarbonization. (Read about Patel’s article here.)
When will net zero energy (NZE) be a code requirement? How do the various NZE certifications differ? Can a large-scale commercial building achieve NZE?
Those are some of the topics three team members from ESD’s Energy+Eco group – Tim Zelazny, Hardik Miyani and Ken Griffin – along with representatives from Cove.tool and Alliance to Save Energy discussed during a sold-out Passive House Alliance Chicago event Aug. 21.
ESD is currently working on a number of NZE projects and has two Certified Passive House Consultants on staff. We are excited about creating NZE buildings that consume as much energy as they renewably produce.