The U.S. Department of Energy is inviting public comment on standards for zero-energy buildings.
“DOE wants to know how the public feels about how to define zero-energy buildings, how to designate buildings that meet various standards, and how to set guidelines that could help governments, private companies, and others in constructing and recognizing the buildings,” The Hill reports.
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“A broadly accepted market definition of boundaries and metrics is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, or private entities to recognize or incentivize zero energy buildings,” the department wrote in the U.S. Federal Register.( h/t to Environment News Bits)