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Despite the buzz about zero-energy buildings, just what zero-energy means and how to achieve it remain confusing at best. Divergent definitions and limited monitoring leave questions about how much energy these buildings actually use, and getting to zero, by almost any definition, challenges even the most experienced design teams. This article sorts out the confusion and sheds light on some of the stumbling blocks along the path to zero-energy.
Green Building News
The Resilient Floor Covering Institute's new green label is awarded to products that meet low indoor emission standards.
Product News & Reviews
Nyle Special Products has suspended production of the Cold-Climate Heat Pump, but hopes to continue production by the end of 2005.
Ice Energy's Ice Bear brings thermal energy storage to the "Starbucks to Wal-Mart" market, offering savings in demand charges and through more attractive time-of-day billing costs for electricity.
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