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February 2018 – Sustainability Engineering Group Newsletter

Nearly 50 percent more zero energy buildings underway "Zero energy" refers to buildings that generate at least 100 percent of their own power from renewable sources that are either onsite or built specifically for the project. A big driver for buildings that fit that definition has been technology - most obviously a steep drop in the cost of solar panels and a corresponding rise in their productivity... Seventy-two percent of zero energy commercial buildings fall into one of three categories: education,...