zero carbon house is featured on the Low Energy Building Database.
Go to zero carbon house, Birmingham to see figures, strategies and graphs of CO2 emissions and energy and fuel use.
This now combines the “Retrofit for the Future” projects, a Government initiative which has enabled people to experiment with a wide variety of interesting prototype ideas for upgrading rented social housing, with the cutting edge case studies designed by members of the AECB (Association for Environmentally Conscious Building).
For a good overview of the different green building standards see: LEB technical reference.
The Low Energy Building Database has tried to make a clear distinction between energy consumed and generated, as it is important to clarify that even if electric usage and surplus photovoltaic (PV) generation balance out, there are still times (after dark, for example) when it’s necessary to import electricity from fossil-fuelled power stations.
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