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Several barriers holding back widespread construction of zero energy buildings

November 1, 2018

Zero energy buildings are on the rise in some areas, but barriers that are retarding their spread nationwide remain.

That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Pathways to Zero Energy Buildings through Building Codes,” by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. One barrier is a “solar-only” mindset where an owner adds solar to a building but gives short shrift to energy efficiency.

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