Net-Zero Buildings

Net-Zero Buildings


Product Description

This course is an introduction and overview to the rapidly emerging field of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB). We will compare and contrast the different definitions of a ZEB as well as learn how to carry out zero energy calculations. Additionally, we will overview the strategies used to reach zero energy, renewable energy options, and the associated costs of ZEBs. Several ZEB case studies will be analyzed throughout the course to highlight the information presented.


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  1. Clearly distinguish between the different definitions of a Zero Energy Building.
  2. Perform calculations to determine if a building reaches Zero Energy for the different definitions.
  3. Identify common strategies used for both residential and commercial Zero Energy Buildings.
  4. Describe the different renewable energy options available for a Zero Energy Building.
  5. Analyze the associated costs for Zero Energy Buildings.