Zero net energy building: Hot trend getting hotter
Abstract: Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings — both residential and commercial — are a sustainable construction approach in which the building has a much smaller energy impact. ZNEs have continued to show significant growth in recent years. In fact, the increase prompted the U.S. Department of Energy to release a common definition for ZNEs in 2015. This article examines just what ZNEs are and how the construction industry is implementing them.