Technology

To achieve efficient energy use designers typically combine  principles that work with the on site assets.  Sunlight, prevailing breezes and geothermal energy of the earth below a building can provide  stable indoor temperatures.

Residental zero energy buildings technology:

Heating

Cooling

  • Central Air Conditioner
  • Window and Wall Air Conditioner
  • Heat Pump – air source
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
  • Swamp Cooler
  • Evaporative Cooler

Water Heating

  • Tank Water Heater
  • Heat Pump Water Heater
  • Tankless Water Heater

Commercial zero energy buildings technology:

Cooling

  • Packaged air conditioning
  • Individual Room air conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • Central Chiller
  • District Chilled Water


Heating

  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Packaged Heating Units
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
  • District Steam or Hot Water
  • Individual Space Heaters

Lighting

  • Incandescent Lamp
  • Fluorescent Lamp
  • High-Intensity Discharge Lamp
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamp
  • Solid-State Lighting

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