Net zero energy (NZE) at the district scale can deliver lower life-cycle costs compared to business-as-usual at similar first costs, while creating a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community. Our report, An Integrative Business Model for NZE Districts, helps overcome the common industry assumption that NZE comes at higher upfront costs. This session will detail our integrated business model, revealing technical paths to achieve NZE at the district level, steps to make NZE financially attractive to developers and tenants, and the investable opportunity therein. While the model is replicable, it was developed for a 180-acre mixed-use development in the mid-Atlantic.
Matthew Jungclaus, Rocky Mountain Institute#2017 #NetZero #Microgrids #EnergyEfficiency #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #Pittsburgh #Resiliency #RockyMountainInstitute #NorthAmerica