Beyond Net Zero – Elon Musk Saves Us All

Check out Chris Schaffner's latest "Thoughts from The Green Engineer" blog post -  "Beyond Net Zero - Elon Musk Saves Us All"


"I’ve been thinking a lot about net zero energy buildings lately. They’re all the rage. Everyone is about to build one. Or their building is “net zero ready”. Or something like that. A lot of hot air, but not many actually getting built. We’ve even got awards and certifications for net zero buildings. And controversy – can a building be net zero if they sold the SRECs? (I don’t think so but others say yes) – is wood really a carbon neutral fuel?

But as we get focused on net zero, I think we need to step back and think about whether a net zero building is the right goal.

I have two specific concerns..."

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