by Brent Sauser
Due to open in August 2013, this 9,500sf, $5.5 million branch library in Berkeley, California will use a combination of passive design and high-tech features to achieve a Net Zero solution. It is estimated that the Berkeley Public Library will receive a LEED Platinum certification and deliver enough electrical power on-site to remain off the utility grid. Using a creative ventilation system, daylighting, radiant floors, and other Net Zero features, the library assures ample lighting during the day without the use of artificial lighting.
It is very encouraging to see Net Zero buildings under construction all over the country. Many have discovered that Net Zero technology offers a wide variety of cost effective options that help to assure an off-the-grid solution . . . and puts money back in your pocket.
Net Zero solutions are here today. If you are thinking of building soon, it makes good financial sense to build Net Zero.
For more information regarding the Net Zero Berkeley Public Library please CLICK HERE.