Net Zero Source Energy Building
Abbreviation: Source ZEB
“A source ZEB produces at least as much energy as it uses in a year, when accounted for at the source. Source energy refers to the primary energy used to generate and deliver the energy to the site. To calculate a building’s total source energy, imported and exported energy is multiplied by the appropriate site-to-source conversion multipliers.”
P. Torcellini, S. Pless, M. Deru, D. Crawley. “Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition.” National Renewable Energy Laboratory. June 2006. Accessed July 22, 2016. http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy06osti/39833.pdf
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