by D. Brent Sauser
While attending the 2012 GreenBuild Convention in San Francisco last November, I came across some exciting, new, Net Zero compatible innovations. These are listed below and have been added to the RESOURCES page of NetZeroMax.com. (In no particular order)
Geo-Power System: An alternative to typical geothermal systems by collecting underground energy using a shallow heat exchanger system.
PPG Architectural Glass: Featuring advancements in Solar Control/Low-E glazing:
- Solarban Solar Control Low-E Glasses
- Sungate 600 Passive Low-E Glass
- Vistacool Reflective Tinted Glasses
- Solarcool Reflective Tinted Glasses
Sunguard PVGU: This is a very interesting Net Zero product that uses building integrated photovoltaics within the air space of a double gazed window. Consider this for skylights and transoms.
CPI Daylighting – IntelaSun Daylighting & Shading Systems: Go to this web site to learn about several innovative daylighting products that can help to achieve Net Zero.
MBCI – Metal Roof and Wall Systems: Features many varieties of insulated metal wall panels.
Power Pipe – Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems: This is a very creative innovation for recovering the heat from drain water.