Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget

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Abstract

There is mounting evidence that zero energy can, in many cases, be achieved within typical construction budgets. To ensure that the momentum behind zero energy buildings and other low-energy buildings will continue to grow, this guide assembles recommendations for replicating specific successes of early adopters who have met their energy goals while controlling costs. Contents include: discussion of recommended cost control strategies, which are grouped by project phase (acquisition and delivery, design, and construction) and accompanied by industry examples; recommendations for balancing key decision-making factors; and quick reference tables that can help teams apply strategies to specific projects.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

For more information, please contact Feitau Kung at Feitau.Kung@nrel.gov.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5500-62752

Keywords

  • cost control
  • high-performance buildings
  • ZEB
  • zero energy building

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