The Power of Zero

Pedersen, Martin C.
April 2010
Metropolis: Architecture Design;Apr2010, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p32
Trade Publication
An interview with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative lead researcher Drury B. Crawley is presented. When asked about the description of the initiative, Crawley refers to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which mandates the commercial sector to have zero-energy buildings. Crawley mentions that the DOE has already seen eight buildings which are zero-energy in 2010. He also adds that the renewable energy sources are cost effective.


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