Pathways to Zero Net Energy Program

The Pathways to Zero Net Energy Program was a $3.5 million DOER initiative designed to facilitate a transition to the next generation of high-performance buildings.

$3 million was used to fund feasibility, integrated design, and construction of zero-net energy buildings in Massachusetts.  


Program Description

DOER originally selected 25 projects for awards through competitive solicitation in 2014. These projects represented a range of locations, strategies, and building types: from science labs in Fall River to new homes in Easthampton. Projects are utilizing energy best practices such as proper building orientations, well-insulated and air-tight building envelopes, solar PV, and heat pumps.

Construction projects completed through the Pathways to Zero Grant Program have submitted case studies to the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Case Study database.

ZNEB Energy Projects Poster

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