As local and global energy issues continue to intensify, a greater emphasis is being placed on energy efficiency, renewable energy and building energy use.
Changes in technology, regulation and education have allowed ZEB's (zero energy buildings) to penetrate different markets across various building types outside of the single-family residences and one-story office buildings that were first able to achieve ZNE (zero net energy).
According to a new report from Navigant Research, the technology to achieve ZNE is available for almost any building type. This technological advancement would mean many changes within construction, from new building materials to procedures in project timelines and beyond.
Advancements in this sector will help shape the future of energy-efficient construction.