My book Design Professionals Guide to Zero Net Energy Buidlings is available for purchase. Click here for more details. Click here to order.

The book lays out the principles for achieving ZNE buildings and the issues surrounding their development. The book emphasizes the importance of building energy use in achieving a sustainable future; describes how building energy use can be minimized through smart design and energy efficiency technologies; presents practical information on how to incorporate renewable energy technologies to meet the lowered energy needs; and suggests policies that will bring ZNE buildings into the mainstream. The book identifies the building types and climates where meeting the goal will be a challenge and offers solutions for these special cases. It shows the reader, through examples and explanations, that ZNE buildings are viable and cost-effective right now.