Fla. nature center earns net-zero recognition
The design for the Audubon Nature Center in Sarasota, Fla., has earned zero net energy building certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI).
Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings are ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources, according to a release.
The Audubon Project completed construction in January 2016, and the project team provided detailed information in addition to a full year of electrical use data to NBI to document the ZNE performance of the building.
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization driving better energy performance in commercial buildings. It works collaboratively with industry market players—governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates and building professionals—to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. It also develops and offers guidance and tools to support the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings.
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