Report Shows Which States Lead the Net-Zero Building Market

Although net-zero buildings have yet to scale to mass adoption, a new report hopes to inspire architects and developers to join the ranks of the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
December 15, 2014, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Chris Bentley reports that the New Buildings Institute has released its "Getting to Zero" [pdf] report, which "provides a snapshot of the emerging U.S. market for net-zero buildings—those are structures that use no more energy than they can gather on site."

"In the United States, California leads in the number of low and zero energy projects with 58, followed by Oregon (18), Colorado (17), Washington (16), Virginia (12), Massachusetts (11), Florida (10), Pennsylvania (10), Illinois (8), North Carolina (8), and New York (8)."

According to Bentley, the New Building Institute also made news in 2013, when Illinois adopted energy efficiency standards based in part on the Vancouver-based group's Cope performance Guide.

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Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in The Architect's Newspaper
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