WHAT IF EVERY SINGLE ACT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?
Net Zero Energy is quickly becoming a sought after goal for many buildings around the globe – each relies on exceptional energy conservation and then on-site renewables to meet all of its heating, cooling and electricity needs. Yet the true performance of many projects is overstated – and actual Net Zero Energy buildings are still rare. Net Zero Energy Building Certification is a new program operated by the International Living Future Institute using the structure of the Living Building Challenge – the world’s most rigorous and progressive green building program. Certification is simple, cost effective and critical for integrity and transparency
Zero Energy Certification continues to require 12 consecutive months of zero energy performance for a project, without the use of onsite combustion (note that there are several exceptions to the combustion limitation).
You’ll enjoy the credibility provided by third-party certification of real net zero energy performance from one of the most valued sources for sustainability. You’ll also join a community of the people behind the world’s most efficient, carbon neutral buildings.
When you register your building, you’ll gain access to a variety of support resources along with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from around the world.
Registration Fee: $900 (USD)
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION?
• Access to the Living Building Challenge Community Dialogue, official venue to request feedback on proposed strategies for meeting certification requirements.
• Monthly Project Team Calls
• Access to the Living Future Network, a global community of industry leaders.
• Recognition as a Living Building Challenge or Zero Energy Building registered project.
To celebrate the streamlined Zero Energy Certification program and encourage existing buildings to certify, through December 31st 2017, we will not require registration fees for projects that meet the following criteria:
• Have not already registered
• Completed construction prior to 1/1/17
• Have 12 months of energy performance data by 12/31/17
• Submit for certification and pay full certification fees by 12/31/17
DOCUMENTATION, AUDIT, AND CERTIFICATION
Once you have twelve consecutive months of performance data demonstrating your project achieves net zero energy, you are eligible to submit your project for certification. Living Building Challenge Certification Staff will help you coordinate your audit. Our team will ensure that your documentation is complete before passing them off to an independent third-party auditor for review.
PROVEN PERFORMANCE: Net Zero Energy Building Certification™ is based on actual performance data and not an energy model, so it verifies that your building is performing as you’d expect.
AMPLIFY YOUR STORY: ILFI certification brings your project into the larger net zero ecosystem. Let us amplify the story of your project to the world.
DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE: Build something that is meant to last. Net zero energy buildings are much more resilient and a hedge against increasing fuel costs and uncertainty.
Visit the Net Zero website to find out more about the program they offer, helping us all reach a Carbon-Neutral society.