Presentation of one of the most energy efficient zero energy commercial building in the world, built for NREL, National Energy Renewable Laboratory. – LEED Platinum Plus Certified Zero Energy Building for NREL View more presentations from Tom Hootman.
In our previous article we outlined a method for green building certification called LEED. Today, we would like to present other major certification rating tools. GREEN BUILDING INDEX (GBI) http://www.greenbuildingindex.org/ The GBI rating tool is developed for the Malaysian-tropical climate and social needs. Its goal is to define green buildings, promote sustainable building design, reduce […]
The first home in East Asia to earn a LEED Platinum rating, named The Samsung Green Tomorrow house, designed by Samoo Architects, is a 500 square meter zero energy and zero emissions building. Its innovative facade reduces energy losts and it combines high perfomance technologies to achieve the required energy standards: heat pumps floor heating […]
LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary certification program which has been developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that can be applied to commercial as well as residential green buildings. It represent a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of energy efficient buildings. What LEED Measures? A LEED […]
An autonomous house is designed to use native resources to replace infrastructural support services such as electric power, gas, municipal water and sewage systems, systems, storm drains and others to reduce costs and environmental impacts. Autonomous buildings follow the modern trends as well as the net zero energy buildings and share similar design and building […]