The technology necessary to build net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) is ready and available today, however, building to net zero energy performance levels can be challenging. Energy efficiency measures, onsite energy generation resources, load matching and grid interaction, climatic factors, and local policies vary from location to location and require unique methods of constructing NZEBs. It is recommended that Components start looking into how to construct and operate NZEBs now as there is a learning curve to net zero construction and FY 2020 is just around the corner.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-67081


  • building effiency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • E.O. 13693
  • net zero


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