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.


Zero Net Carbon Building, ZNCZero Energy Building, ZEB, Zero Net Energy Building, ZNE, Net Zero Site Energy Building, Site ZEBZero Emissions Building

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