NET ZERO BUILDINGS • Highlighting the Path Toward Net Zero Building Design HVAC: BAS THE KEY TO INTEGRATION POWER: SUBMETERING SOLUTIONS ENVELOPE: REFLECTING ON GLAZING NET ZERO BUILDINGS June 2014 Volume 3, Number 2 52 28 36 RAINWATER OPTIMIZATION Roughly 70% of a building’s water consumption is used for nonpotable purposes, such as landscape irrigation. Collecting and using rainwater for said purposes surely makes more sense. NET ZERO BUILDINGS Premier Issue: Jan. 2013 Righting the Ship. As water issues continue to vex many parts of the country, conservation efforts must evolve beyond more efficient plumbing fixtures. A more holistic, building-level approach is necessary. Marrying rainwater catchment and stormwater management may be that solution, as the strategies allow building owners to benefit beyond regulatory fulfillment with monetary gains.