Lighting in a zero energy home

Lighting is a primary target for energy savings, because of its largest individual use of power. Lighting is responsible for 25-40 percent of energy consumption. Natural light A well designed zero energy home maximizes the use of natural lighting. Benefits of natural light: visual – Natural light also provides a perfect white light health benefits […]

Zero energy school

Irving Independent School Districtl will be the largest net zero energy school in the United States. It has selected GridPoint, Inc. to install a more than 500 kilowatt solar panel system. It is specifically designed for commercial rooftops, offering a low weight, non-penetrating mounting system, superior wind and soiling performance. The photovoltaic surface will maximize […]

Commercial zero energy buildings

An energy efficient commercial building uses about 60% to 70% less energy than an average commercial building. Buildings can meet this target by improving building envelope design, efficient material, innovations in design and technologies. On the other hand, in addition to reduced energy cost they generate energy through renewable sources and other smart technologies. Laboratories, […]

GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY CONGRESS

WADE Canada, dmg events and Calgary Economic Development (CED) announced today that the inaugural Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition has been awarded to Calgary. The event will be held at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from November 1 – 3, 2011. Calgary, Alberta was chosen to host this event because it is home […]

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