If new Zero Net Energy (ZNE) projects are within your current or planned project portfolio, the Getting to Zero Resource Hub is an open-source collection of over 300 zero energy and zero carbon resources for our energy future for the built environment. Resources are categorized, from up to date (2020) codes and policies of 50 states and 2 territories to design, planning, implementation guidance and case studies, as follows:
Codes & Policy Resources. A curated list of leading energy goals, policies, and energy stretch codes from states and local jurisdictions, as well as programs that support jurisdictions. Resources include legislation, strategic plans, energy and climate action plans, roadmaps, stretch codes, and more.
Design & Development Resources. Feasibility studies of zero energy on district, state, and national levels; cost studies which address the challenge of zero energy construction within a budget; means of financing a zero-energy project and incentive programs to support this; and technologies which drive zero energy design.
Embodied Carbon Resources. Embodied carbon and life cycle analysis resources, including methodology and tools, policies and codes, and project case studies, to support low carbon construction materials. Introductory guides explain the basics of calculating carbon throughout the life cycle of a building; calculators and web-tools will highlight material carbon intensities, and other references will suggest how materials should be specified.
Schools Resources. This section highlights state policies and national programs working toward zero energy schools; districts pursuing zero energy and the strategies they use to achieve this target; feasibility studies, assessment strategies, and other technical looks at zero energy school design; and case studies of successful zero energy school buildings.
The Hub also includes resources for local governments and schools information.