Four Green Building Projects With Inspiring Solar Stories

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Four Green Building Projects With Inspiring Solar Stories

Achieving LEED certification is easier with solar energy
The University of California, Davis, West Village community is the largest planned net-zero energy facility in the United States.

The University of California, Davis, West Village community is the largest planned net-zero energy facility in the United States.

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 8:00am

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The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable energy technology to help meet 100 percent of their energy needs — doubled between 2012 and 2014 in the United States, according to the New Buildings Institute, and this trend is expected to continue.

Achieving net-zero energy in your home or business may sound ambitious, but as sustainable building materials and technologies become more prevalent and more affordable, the building industry is embracing this green building trend and making a commitment to sustainability.

Net-zero energy buildings are those that have generally achieved the highest levels of LEED certification. LEED certification is a great goal to set for any sustainably built project — regardless if the building achieves net-zero energy status — and helps minimize the project’s energy bills and carbon footprint. 

Read our latest blog post, Four Green Building Projects With Inspiring Solar Stories, to see how SunPower helped four projects — a New Jersey school, a California museum, a Seattle commercial building and a California university housing community — become landmark examples of sustainable building practices.

 

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