The Healthy Zero Energy Buildings Website

February 16th 2011
Screen shot of the Healthy Zero Energy Buildings web site

The Healthy Zero Energy Buildings (HZEB) website has made its debut.

The HZEB research program's goal is to develop the information needed for scientifically-sound commercial building ventilation standards that balance energy efficiency objectives with the need to maintain acceptable indoor air quality.

Zero (net) energy buildings have a net energy consumption of zero over a typical year. The California Public Utility Commission and the California Energy Commission have adopted the goal of all new commercial buildings constructed to zero net energy levels by 2030.

HZEB research is funded by the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. Stakeholders who will help guide the research include California Energy Commission, California Department of Health Services, California Air Resources Board, California Division of Occupation Safety and Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the private sector HVAC and building industries.