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Achieving Zero Energy

The Advanced Energy Design Guide—Achieving Zero Energy series provides a cost effective approach to achieve advanced levels of energy savings.  The four-color Guides offer contractors and designers the tools, including recommendations for practical products and off-the-shelf technology, needed for achieving Zero Energy which is defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources.This Guide been developed through the collaboration of ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with support from the Department of Energy (DOE), to help meet all of an owner's energy performance requirements. In an
effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and its partners have made these Guides available for download (PDF) at no charge.


A print copy of the Guide is available for purchase in the ASHRAE Bookstore.

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K-12 School Buildings:

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For K-12 school buildings, and applies to all sizes and classifications (elementary, middle, high). Space types covered include administrative and office space, classrooms, hallways, restrooms, gymnasiums and multipurpose rooms, libraries, and food preparation and dining areas. The Guide establishes a set of energy performance goals for achieving zero energy. The goals are provided for all ASHRAE climate zones, in both site and source energy. Strategies on how to achieve these energy targets are provided throughout the guide.



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