ARLINGTON, Va. — Measure the soon-to-be-completed Discovery Elementary School in Arlington against nearly any other school in the region, and the differences will quickly become apparent. Where a traditional school would likely feature energy-hogging boiler and chiller systems and a veritable fleet of florescent lighting, the $35 million Discovery Elementary School has chosen another approach for its debut in August 2015. Instead, the facility will rely on a number of energy-efficient systems projected to earn it net-zero energy status.Read more
WASHINGTON — A new study released by the District of Columbia Department of the Environment details how the district can best craft policy and create incentives to build zero energy, zero water and Living Buildings.
Entitled “Net Zero and Living Building Financial Study: A Cost Comparison Report for Buildings in the District of Columbia,” the research was conducted by the New Buildings Institute, International Living Future Institute and Sweden-headquartered Skanska.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — The Net Positive Energy + Water Conference, held last week, brought together forward thinking green architects and builders to discuss the current status and future of net-zero energy and water concepts.Read more
PHOENIX — In August, the Phoenix Regional Office of DPR Construction, designed by Phoenix-based architect SmithGroupJJR, was named the largest building in the world to date to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification.Read more
NEW YORK — New York City is planning its first net-zero energy school on Staten Island. The elementary school will be 68,000 square feet and house 444 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students.Read more