Sustainable Design for the 21st Century

PG&E Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program

[youtube][/youtube]By Brent Sauser

clipart 16The PG&E Zero Net Energy Pilot Program began in 2010 in support of the 2008 California mandate that all new residential construction comply with ZNE design requirements by 2020 and that all new commercial construction be ZNE compliant by 2030.  This pilot program “promotes California’s long term energy goals through a portfolio of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects around ZNE buildings together with complementary education, outreach and information activities”. 

Whether referred to as Net Zero Energy or Zero Net Energy the results are the same.  This pilot program gives further evidence of the growing movement toward becoming power-grid-free by producing 100% renewable energy on site.  It also shows that this is more than a trend or fad.  Net Zero energy independence IS the future and can be achieved here and now.  WeSaving Energy photo don’t have to wait or settle for an energy dependent solution that will be forever hostage to ever increasing utility costs.  The movement toward Net Zero construction is gaining momentum as more and more private, public, commercial, and government entities make the decision to build Net Zero.

For more information regarding the PG&E Zero Net Energy Pilot Program CLICK HERE.

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