30 Sep '14, 9pm

Net Zero Buildings = the Future of the Commercial Market

Net Zero Buildings = the Future of the Commercial Market

and President/CEO of Turner Building and Science Design William Turner predicts that the pace of growth in Zero Energy Building (ZEB) construction will grow even faster than recent estimates done by Navigant Research , who indicates the market growing to $1.4 trillion in 2035. “What we are experiencing on the ground level is rapid acceleration in the number of owners and builders going towards a Zero Net Energy platform,” explaines Turner. “We are now able to demonstrate cost effective strategies on a wide variety of building types that allow green buildings to also be high performing buildings … The introduction of the LEED rating system clearly helped the green building marketplace to flourish. However, now that the enthusiasm over Gold and Platinum plaques has waned, building owners are more keenly focused on building long term value into their green buildings. Net zero...

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