Passive houses and net-zero buildings

Today, I did some deeper research in understanding how municipal policy can best support net-zero energy buildings. Net-zero buildings are basically an approach that aims to drive energy efficiency as high as possible (for example, through Passive House standards), and then ensuring that remaining energy is consumed without emissions, either through on-site or off-site renewables or carbon offsets. The Climate Coalition of Somerville has meeting with Somerville’s Planning department this coming Monday, and I was tasked with pulling an agenda together, which I did, though it took me all day.

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