Net-zero construction may not be dominating the industry any time soon, but with countless commercial and residential projects in the works, the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Experts say strong government support for building efficiency, coupled with falling costs, means we will likely see more and more net-zero buildings.
"Lofty goals have been set for achieving zero-energy buildings by 2030," says Dave Hewitt, executive director of the New Buildings Institute. "The really good news is extremely energy-efficient buildings are being demonstrated in a multitude of climates and across building types. This is certainly a good sign for the future of zero-energy buildings."
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