What is a net zero energy building?

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Athira Pradeep asked 6 years ago
What is a net zero energy building?
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What is a net zero energy building?
Net zero energy building is a type of a green building. As a type of green building, net zero energy buildings also complement the environment by helping in reducing its demands and negative impacts on the environment.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 6 years ago

Net Zero Energy Building is a type of Green Building.

Any building that produces or generates energy using renewable methods and sources equivalent to the amount it consumes can be referred to as a Net Zero Energy Building.

Wikipedia defines net zero energy building as:

zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site, or in other definitions by renewable energy sources elsewhere