Net Zero Energy Building
Optima Engineering is striving to comply with the 2030 challenge with all of its designs. It is an ambitious goal and we are the first to admit that we have a long way to go.
The 2030 Challenge is challenging us, the design community, to design energy efficient buildings to meet the following criteria: all new building, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or county) average of that building type.
The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new building shall be increased to:
- 60% in 2010
- 70% in 2015
- 80% in 2020
- 90% in 2025
- Carbon-neutral in 2030
The ultimate goal is the Net Zero Building or a building that produces the same amount of energy in a year that the building consumes.