Eight amazing green building that break even on energy consumption

09 February 2012

The E-Cube, developed at Ghent University in Belgium, aims to create an affordable zero-energy housing option.

The E-Cube, developed at Ghent University in Belgium, aims to create an affordable zero-energy housing option.

Worldwide revenues from zero-energy buildings are predicted to increase to just under $1.3 trillion by 2035, according to a recent report published by  Pike Research. The report also noted that the market for such buildings, including both commercial and residential real estate, currently sits at $225 million.

A zero-energy building is one that produces as much energy as it consumes, making it a net-zero energy property and eliminating energy bills for its owners. Although zero-energy homes and buildings are quite rare today, increasing concerns about energy waste have set the stage for a growing market.

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