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SHC Task 40 - ECBCS Annex 52

Net Zero Energy Buildings Database

This International Energy Agency (IEA) Net Zero Energy Buildings Database is a joint activity of the Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) and the Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS) Programmes. The database profiles net zero energy residential and commercial buildings from around the world–including buildings that were designed to be zero energy and buildings that actually achieve zero energy. This is a new project and we want to increase the number of case studies. We invite you to submit your zero energy residential or commercial building to be included in the database.

The IEA Net Zero Energy Buildings Database is part of the High Performance Buildings Database, which lists many additional projects. Visit the High Performance Buildings Database to discover more energy-efficient building techniques.

To read more about the buildings listed below, simply click the name of a project to view information about design, construction, financing, energy use, and more.

Displaying 11 project(s) in the table below. (click here for help).

OwnerLocationBuilding TypeFloor Area (m²)Annual Purchased Energy (MJ/m²)
building photoAldo Leopold Legacy CenterThe Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc.Baraboo, WICommercial office; Interpretive Center1,100-22.9
building photoAudubon Center at Debs ParkThe National Audubon SocietyLos Angeles, CARecreation; Interpretive Center; Park467
building photoChallengers Tennis ClubWhittier FoundationLos Angeles, CARecreation325-1.09
building photoEnvironmental Tech. Center, Sonoma StateSonoma State UniversityRohnert Park, CAHigher education; Laboratory204-16.7
building photoHawaii Gateway Energy CenterNatural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)Kailua-Kona, HICommercial office; Interpretive Center; Assembly; Other334-39.3
building photoIDeAs Z2 Design FacilityDavid and Stephania KanedaSan Jose, CACommercial office609-0.00591
building photoOberlin College Lewis CenterOberlin CollegeOberlin, OHHigher education; Library; Assembly; Campus1,260-48
building photoPlus-Energy Settlement in FreiburgFreiburg, NRW, GermanySingle-family residential8,110
building photoResearch Support FacilitiesU.S. Department of EnergyGolden, COCommercial office20,300-19.2
building photoScience HouseScience Museum of MinnesotaSt. Paul, MNInterpretive Center1420
building photoSteinhude Sea Recreation FacilityCity of SteinhudeSteinhude, GermanyRecreation2960
11 project(s)

More information about this database is available in the following areas:

The United States (U.S.) is hosting the IEA Net Zero Energy Buildings Database as part of the Task/Annex. The IEA Net Zero Energy Buildings Database is part of the High Performance Buildings Database, which is a research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.