Route2Net Zero

Net-Zero Energy Buildings

A building’s envelope, services and renewables must be considered on a ‘whole building design’ basis in order to optimise energy performance to achieve EU targets.

Whole Building Design (WBD)

The design, construction and/or retrofitting of high-performance low- and net-zero energy buildings demands an integrated,
‘whole building design’ approach. In comparison to conventional design and construction processes, WBD examines the integration of all building components, systems and equipment to determine how they work together to save energy and
reduce the buildings overall impact on the environment.

WBD considers all impacts and influences associated with a building; site, orientation, energy, materials, acoustics, indoor air quality, and natural resources.

Building insulation is the most cost-effective solution to reduce energy and greenhouse gases.” ~ McKinsey Global Institute.