The aim of this reading assignment is to give you the opportunity to learn about net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). NZEBS are buildings that produce (at least) as much energy as they

con- sume over a one year period. NZEBs integrate various forms of on-site renewable energy gener- ation (e.g., solar, geothermal) with energy efficient building system components (e.g., heat- ing/cooling, lighting, envelopes, electrical appliances). NZEBS are the future of the building sec- tor and are becoming more common. The papers listed below are published in the journal of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - the leading international organization for research on high performance buildings. Each paper is a case study on an actual NZEB. PDF copies of each paper are available in Canvas.