Too many building projects today are still decided on building costs alone. But there is another financial perspective that is much more powerful – the total cost of ownership over the life of a building using Smart Net Zero Energy.
When structures are built with the SMART Net Zero building methodology – which includes an annual average energy bill of $0 – building owners save money and gain value in their buildings over the building’s life in 24 different ways.
Here are the 24 ways building owners gain value from Smart Net Zero Energy buildings at every stage of the life of the building – from design to building use.
Scientific systems can identify which, among many options, is the most energy-efficient and cost-effective approach for each building project. At this stage, building owners gain savings from:
1. Smarter building design based on scientific innovation
2. Collaborative building relationships and streamlined building processes
3. Alternative energy partners with Net Zero expertise
From advanced building materials to the right combination of energy-efficient add-ons, there are multiple opportunities for cost savings during the build. At this stage, building owners gain savings from:
Energy Use Stage
Lower energy use is the pinnacle of cost savings opportunities in SMART Net Zero buildings. Leveraging smart science, we are find the ideal energy plan for each building.At this stage, building owners gain savings from:
Building Use Stage
At the building use stage, owners will reap the many benefits of Net Zero energy savings from the following:
In addition to these 24 cost savings over the life of the building, SMART Net Zero buildings also deliver several significant quality of life benefits including:
Elegant, efficient, and flexible building designs
Interior and exterior finish flexibility
More comfortable living environment
Cleaner air quality
Quieter, soundproof interior
Greener living from 100% recyclable materials
Greater pride of ownership from green living
Posted on 2/2/2015 at 6:00:00 PM