Achieving a zero-energy building – one that produces from renewable sources all the energy that it consumes — is a tall order even for a new building. But trying to reach zero-energy status in an existing building may seem like a hopeless task. For facility managers willing to take on that challenge, the first step is a deep energy retrofit. A deep energy retrofit aims to make dramatic cuts in energy use, setting the stage for installation of renewable energy sources to meet the greatly reduced energy demand. But even without the renewable component, a deep energy retrofit will produce much larger cost savings than traditional energy upgrades. Click here to learn more about deep energy retrofits and zero energy buildings.
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