A Guide for Developing Zero Energy Communities

A Guide for Developing Zero Energy Communities

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A Planning Guide for Developing Zero Energy Communities (also called The ZEC Guide) helps developers, corporations, institutions, governments, utility companies, and communities create cities, campuses, and neighborhoods that, by design, conserve energy and incorporate electric vehicle?charging using renewable energy to power those buildings and vehicles. ZECs provide a net balance of the supply and demand for local energy based on the National Renewable Energy Laboratories? (NREL) ZEC definition. The ZEC Guide addresses both Greenfield and Retrofit ZECs of various project sizes and complexities. The environmental impacts, regulatory issues, resistance, and economics are described. The ZEC Guide includes an extensive primer regarding renewable energy, control systems, energy storage, and hybridization of technologies. The guide provides a step-by-step process for evaluation and implementation and an explanation of how to create a ZEC program and align it with other sustainability and green building standards. Extensive references are provided for a multitude of relevant resources. The 202-page book includes forty-two photos and illustrations.Then, during 2012, Montgomery Force, Owner of Force Consulting and Executive Director at Lowry Redevelopment ... a range of EVs from the Nissan Leaf to the Tesla Model S, totaling six production models for sale in the US as of 2012.

Title:A Guide for Developing Zero Energy Communities
Author:John Whitcomb
Publisher:Author House - 2014-11-26


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