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Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes: A Framework for Future Guidelines Workshop Summary Report



Nancy A. McNabb


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Measurement Science Roadmap for Net-Zero Energy Buildings Workshop Report (NIST TN 1660 – March 2010) identified a number of broad challenges to achieving NZE high-performance green building technologies. To further develop that report and to create a framework for a future guidance document on design and construction of NZE homes, NIST hosted the Workshop on Strategies to Get to Net-Zero Energy Homes on September 14, 2011. The workshop was attended by a broad segment of the residential building stakeholder community including those with interests in architecture and design, technology and equipment, real estate, and human behavior as it pertains to energy efficiency. A number of important topics were considered for achieving NZE in new and existing homes, including the potential scope of future guidelines for design, technology, and installation; elements needed to assist consumers in evaluating NZE options during home construction and purchase decisions; and factors of human behavior that will influence successful use of guidelines.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1140
Report Number


net-zero, energy, design, technology, equipment, home, homeowners, residential, building, NZE, performance, construction, architecture


McNabb, N. (2013), Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes: A Framework for Future Guidelines Workshop Summary Report, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created April 5, 2013, Updated January 27, 2020