Grid-Interactive Net Zero Energy Buildings (G-NZEB) can be described as ‘highly energy-efficient, grid-connected buildings that meet their energy needs through renewable means, while maintaining a two-way communication with the grid’. Grid-Interactive Net Zero Energy Buildings are:
- Highly energy-efficient, optimizing building design and featuring thermally appropriate walls & windows, high-performance appliances, and efficient systems to reduce both net energy consumption and peak demand.
- Interactive and connected, maintaining two-way communication with the grid.
- Smart, using data analytics to optimally manage loads, occupant preferences, and grid requirements.
- Flexible, dynamically adjusting and optimizing their energy loads.
The buildings, utilities, and the grid form symbiotic entities of the G-NZEB web. We will soon be bringing to you the ZerO-In platform which will explain concepts, definitions, terminologies, dialogues, and resources on grid-interactive high performing buildings, especially in the context of their development in India and South Asia. Stay tuned for more details!