From Energy Manager Today, Published 10 January 2014
Net-zero energy buildings are so 2013. Net-positive energy buildings are the future. That was among the predictions for 2014 made by green builder Hammer & Hand for the US high performance building industry.
The Portland/Seattle builder believes cheap solar panels, more electric vehicles and market mechanisms that reward onsite energy production will emerge.
Building energy codes will move toward performance-based measures, as the limitations of prescriptive codes become more obvious to policy makers.
Other predictions include:
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