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Department of Energy Focuses on Net-Zero Commercial Buildings

In response to provisions in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched its Zero Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative in August 2008.

To support that initiative, which aims to develop marketable net-zero energy commercial buildings by 2025, DOE also announced a cooperative effort among its five national laboratories through the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies.

Announcing the moves, DOE’s David Rodgers said, “We are bringing to bear the unprecedented collaboration in scientific resources of five national laboratories to bring about the needed transformation of the built environment, lower our carbon footprint in buildings, and accelerate commercial deployment of clean, efficient building technologies.”

More information is at

Published August 28, 2008

Roberts, T. (2008, August 28). Department of Energy Focuses on Net-Zero Commercial Buildings. Retrieved from

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September 5, 2008 - 7:26 am

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Submitted by:
Terry Janssen, CEO
Ecotech Water, LLC