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Zero Net Energy

Introduction to Zero Net Energy Buildings - Self Study

Marc Rosenbaum • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
864 students
1 module
32 minutes
4 assignments

Course description

This thirty minute lecture describes what it takes to build zero net energy buildings, and provides builders with proof that these buildings are more durable, healthier, more comfortable, cost less to own, use more lumber and higher end windows, and benefit our environment.

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Module 1 - Introduction to Zero Net Energy Homes (Lecture)

In this module you can access the course lecture and a PDF copy of the corresponding slides.

  • Introduction to Zero Net Energy Homes (32:16 minutes) Preview
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Marc Rosenbaum

Principal, Energysmiths

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and... Learn more


268 reviews

864 students have taken this course

by RAHNA Rathnan 06/07/2023

it was very informative course and open the door to net zero

by Nnaemeka Dureke 11/26/2022

An excellent course

by Bassem Khaled 10/30/2022


by Waled Yahya 04/30/2022

really i am interested

by Oliver Arango 03/13/2021

This introduction is good for those residential / small business startup owners who like to embrace and benefits from ZNE application.

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