Tag Archives: Net Zero

Center achieves net-zero energy use

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF’s) Brock Environmental Center has earned Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). It produces 1.83 times more energy than it used over the past year.

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Water-loop heat pumps and net-zero

Designing net-zero-energy buildings for new construction or renovation presents many challenges. It requires analyzing the unique energy use of the entire facility and then designing a system that can reduce the net-energy footprint without sacrificing functionality or comfort.

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