Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice, recently published an article outlining the growing trend of net zero development–rather in the case of retrofitting current buildings undertaking a goal to become net zero, or in the case of design teams developing a from-the-ground-up initiatives.
Halligan interviewed several experts including designers, a former Department of Energy director of building performance, a sustainability manager who undertook and succeeded at a retrofitting net zero project, and a software guru whose company’s products help customers achieve sustainability goals.
Using a case study of McCormick–the food conglomerate–Halligan explains how their five-year energy consumption makeover resulted, almost by accident, in a net zero facility–a 363,000 facility, that is. In fact, this project created a surplus of energy in the first year.
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