Final Report of the Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force pdf format of Zero Net Energy Buildings (ZNEB) Task Force Report
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At the direction of Governor Deval Patrick and under the leadership of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles, the Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force convened for the first time in July 2008 to begin deliberations to transform the building sector, by creating a pathway toward zero net energy buildings in the Commonwealth.

A zero net energy building is one that is optimally efficient and, over the course of a year, generates energy onsite, using clean renewable resources, in a quantity equal to or greater than the total amount of energy consumed onsite.

This report is list of the task force's findings and recommendations in the areas of energy performance standards, energy tracking, financial and regulatory barriers, and education and workforce development.