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..."