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Glossary of Building Rating Terms

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ZEB and Low Energy Buildings

Buildings with very low or no energy consumption. [Source: GBPN]

Zero Carbon Building

Zero Carbon Buildings are buildings that over a year do not use energy that entails carbon dioxide emission. Over the year, these buildings are carbon neutral or positive in the term that they produce enough CO2 free energy to supply themselves with energy. [Source: IEA (Laustsen J.) (2008) Energy Efficiency Requirements in Building Codes, Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings.]

Zero Carbon Renovation

A deep renovation with large-energy consumption reductions where the rest of the energy is carbon neutral. [Source: GBPN]

Zero Energy Buildings

Zero Energy Buildings are buildings that do not use fossil fuels but only get all their required energy from solar energy and other renewable energy sources. [Source: IEA (Laustsen J.) (2008) Energy Efficiency Requirements in Building Codes, Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings.]

Zero Energy Renovation

A deep renovation with large energy consumption reductions where the rest of the energy supplied as a renewable energy on site [Source: GBPN]