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Canada’s Technology Triangle looks at net zero energy future

Imagine living in a community where the buildings and offices generate all the power needed to live, work and play.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.waterloochronicle.ca

There are two big reasons why municipalities and developers should embrace net zero energy design.

“If you are a believer in climate change we have a significant problem with greenhouse gases that we are generating,” Hammerbacher said, with between 17 and 30 per cent of all greenhouse gases emitted in Canada coming from buildings.

The other argument is this is a way for developers to save money. It’s no longer a tree-hugger kind of sacrifice to pay more to save the environment. This is actually a way to make more money for the builder or the occupant, or both.”

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