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The Zero Energy Buildings Database features profiles of commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year. Learn more about the types of zero energy buildings. This database highlights projects from across the country and provides ideas that can be applied to any new building.

The Zero Energy Buildings Database is part of the High Performance Buildings Database which lists many additional projects. Visit the High Performance Buildings Database to discover more energy efficient building techniques.

To find out more about the zero energy buildings listed below, simply click the name of a project to view in-depth information about the design and construction process, financing, energy use, materials, indoor environment, and more.

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OwnerLocationBuilding TypeFloor Area (ft²)Annual Purchased Energy (kBtu/ft²)
building photoAldo Leopold Legacy CenterThe Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc.Baraboo, WICommercial office; Interpretive Center11,900-2.02
building photoAudubon Center at Debs ParkThe National Audubon SocietyLos Angeles, CARecreation; Interpretive Center; Park5,020
building photoChallengers Tennis ClubWhittier FoundationLos Angeles, CARecreation3,500-0.0955
building photoEnvironmental Tech. Center, Sonoma StateSonoma State UniversityRohnert Park, CAHigher education; Laboratory2,200-1.47
building photoHawaii Gateway Energy CenterNatural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)Kailua-Kona, HICommercial office; Interpretive Center; Assembly; Other3,600-3.46
building photoIDeAs Z2 Design FacilityDavid and Stephania KanedaSan Jose, CACommercial office6,560-0.00052
building photoNet zero house— Charlotte,VTDavid PillCharlotte, VTSingle-family residential2,970
building photoOberlin College Lewis CenterOberlin CollegeOberlin, OHHigher education; Library; Assembly; Campus13,600-4.23
building photoScience HouseScience Museum of MinnesotaSt. Paul, MNInterpretive Center1,5300
building photoTD Bank - Cypress Creek StoreTD Bank, N.A.Ft Lauderdale, FLRetail3,970-3.83
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The Zero Energy Buildings Database and High Performance Buildings Database are provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program, High Performance Buildings.

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