Engineers Welcome Net Zero Energy Building Model

From the Jamaica Observer – April 13 2016.

Jamaican engineers are keen to see how net zero energy (NZE) construction, which contribute less greenhouse gases than non-NZE buildings, can help Jamaica reduce energy consumption and reliance on the public energy grid.

At a seminar hosted by Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) late last month, which featured a presentation by The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Net Zero Energy Building Project, the parties noted the potential for a shift in Jamaica’s building practices since the technology is especially suitable for tropical and sub-tropical countries.

A net zero energy building, also known as a zero net energy building, net zero energy building or net zero building, is one in which the total amount of energy used annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on-site. They sometimes consume non-renewable energy and produce greenhouse gases, but at other times reduce energy consumption and greenhouse production elsewhere by the same amount.

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See more pictures from this event here.