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NZEB Series | Net Zero Design Show Case – Student Housing at St Andrew

Climate Responsive Design is fundamental to achieve the Net Zero Energy goal. St.Andrews student’s hostel at Gurugram, India by Zero Energy Design Labs (ZED) embodies this and more. The design prioritizes thermal comfort and functionality to become an exemplar of zero energy design.

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March 2021

Monthly updates about our initiatives, global highlights and everything NZEB! March 2021 Bulletin Opinion: Evaporative cooling technology - A feasible and affordable solution for comfort cooling Conventional HVAC systems are becoming…

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Evaporative Cooling Technology

HVAC or air conditioning systems, being power guzzlers are considered a roadblock in meeting Net Zero Energy goals. Although the vapor-compression based air conditioning technology is known for more than 100 years, it has become an area of concern for NZEB designers. The apprehension with these systems is not only limited to its higher power consumption but also to the ozone depleting substances (ODS) used in them.

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Shenzhen Institute of Building Research HQ

Access a host of case studies of high performance, super-efficient, and net zero energy buildings from India, South Asia, and other regions. Every month we highlight a high performance building that stands out for its innovative features.

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nZEB Alliance

The NZEB Alliance is a network of innovators and early adopters of NZEB concept in India. The Alliance aims to accelerate the building sector towards NZEB goals by providing an open forum for exchange of thoughts, ideas, and success stories. The Alliance membership is open to all private and public companies, institutions, associations and individuals interested in advancing NZEB initiatives, energy efficient technologies, best practices, policies, and programs.

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ASHRAE HQ NZE Renovation

Every month we underscore a webinar from our nZEB Knowledge Series or an event organized under the USAID MAITREE program to accelerate the discussion on net zero energy buildings.



USAID led Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency (MAITREE) is aimed at accelerating the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency as a standard practice within buildings, and specifically focuses on cooling. MAITREE is a part of the US-India bilateral partnership between the Ministry of Power and USAID. This nZEB Knowledge Portal is a part of the outreach efforts of the MAITREE program.