2023-03-13 Product news

The first zero-carbon, net-positive energy building is propelling Ontario’s energy transition

A new study out of the University of Waterloo analyzes data-driven improvements in Canada’s first zero-carbon, net-positive energy building.

After performance gaps highlighted operational inefficiencies, staff at the facility made adjustments that resulted in the production of five percent more clean energy than was consumed. The clean energy surplus was then added back to the Ontario power grid.


Read the full article at uwaterloo.ca


“The case study demonstrates that all buildings can experience operational inefficiencies – including environmentally friendly models,” said Monika Mikhail, a graduate student in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and lead researcher on this work. “Implementing data-driven improvements to finetune operations can help sustainably designed buildings achieve their promise to create clean energy for society.”

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