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Net Zero Energy Buildings: Variations, Clarifications, and Requirements in Response to the Paris Agreement

Buildings contribute to greenhouse gas emissions that cause environmental impacts on climate change. Net Zero Energy (NZ) buildings would reduce greenhouse gases. The current definition of NZ lacks consensus and has created uncertainties, which cause delays in the adoption of NZ. This paper proposes a Process for Clarification to Accelerate the Net Zero (PC-A-NZ) through three integrated steps: variations, strategies, and requirements. We expand on the results in published NZ literature to clarify the differences in definition and strategy.

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Source: Haleh Moghaddasi
Image Credit: Muntzir Mehdi from Pixabay

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