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THE NEW NET ZERO (2014)

THE NEW NET ZERO: LEADING-EDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES AND BUILDINGS FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE BY WILLIAM MACLAY (2014) 

Bill Maclay, a US-based architect and founder of Maclay Architects, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapour barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences.  Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for non-professionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.”

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