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From Net Zero to Energy Positive: The future of energy efficient buildings.

Climate change is a hot button issue across many industries. Today, approximately 30% of global greenhouse gases emitted can be traced back to the built environment, presenting a major opportunity to mitigate climate change. The construction industry has welcomed this challenge and has been making great strides to ensure that buildings are not only energy-efficient, but also capable of self-generating the remaining energy needed to power their buildings. But once this has been achieved, what's next? Brent Trenga, Building Technology Director for Kingspan Insulated Panels, North America, believes that the future of modern construction lies in 'energy positive' buildings.

Trenga thinks that the focus cannot only be getting to net-zero i.e. self-generating enough energy through solar, wind or other renewable technologies to power a buildings needs, but once we get there, what is beyond?

"Going from the term net-zero to net-positive, how do we actually do this. In every context zero is a negative, if I told you something had a sum zero it's not really looked at as a good thing, except maybe your taxes. It's really turning in to how do we get a positive, its giving more than it's taking - energy specific."



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