Zero Net Energy

A building that produces energy equal to or greater than the energy it consumes over the course of a year is said to be a net zero energy building. Three elements in design and construction are necessary to enable a building to achieve net zero energy.

  • High performance building envelope
  • Efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Power generation, i.e. photovoltaic or wind
Zero net energy construction is the newest wave in the effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. Currently, buildings consume 40% of the total energy in the US and Europe.

This page will take you to the Taggart Construction homepage, Taggart Construction design/builds for high performance, energy efficiency, sustainability and occupant health. Building the first LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home in the USA has taken Taggart Construction one step closer to the ultimate goal of net zero energy building.