An Alternative for Sustainable Development: Net Zero Energy Building

  • Siddhant Kulkarni, Kedar Joshi, Pragati Chavan, Amit Jaiswal, Indrajeet M. Jain


Buildings and construction together account for 36% of global final energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions when upstream power generation is included. The energy intensity per square meter (m2) of the global buildings sector needs to improve on average by 30%  by 2030 (compared to 2015) to be on track to meet global climate ambitions set forth in the Paris Agreement. For this reasons Net Zero Energy Buildings can play vital role. This paper tries to cover the emerging field of NZEBS. It provides information about the need of NZEB in present situation and how it can reduce the energy usage by use of various techniques which will cause less harm to the environment.