Net Zero Energy Building

Net Zero Energy BuildingThe International Living Future Institute (ILFI) provides a certification option for a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) under its umbrella of the holistic Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification.

Such buildings have 100% of their energy needs supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis.

The NZEB designation verifies that a building is truly operating as claimed, harnessing energy from the sun, wind, or earth to exceed net annual demand.  To earn this certification, a building must actually meet five requirements of the LBC: Limits of Growth, Net Zero Energy, Rights to Nature, Beauty and Spirit, and Inspiration and Education.

According to the ILFI website, nearly any building can become NZEB-certified: new or operational, anywhere in the world.

To find out more about this certification, visit the ILFI website, which includes:

  • Additional details on requirements for certification
  • Registration and certification details
  • Technical assistance