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The University of Tennessee

Zero Energy Resources

The Zero Energy Resource page is the resource site for the UT Zero Energy House initiative. The site provides information in three different categories:.

Passive Systems and Strategies

Passive strategies in architectural design take advantage of natural conditions to minimize energy use without the aid of machines or human intervention.

Active Systems and Strategies

Active strategies use human intervention or technology to provide for additional energy needs and improve the effectiveness of the passive strategies already designed.

Assemblies and Materials

When quality materials are assembled correctly, heating and cooling loads are reduced, and air quality increases creating a healthier environment.