Tag: Energy-Efficient

What is a Net Zero Energy Building?

By Daniel Sandoval, PE What is a net zero energy building? By one definition, it’s a building that produces enough renewable energy to meet or exceed its annual energy consumption requirements. About the Expert: Daniel Sandoval, PE, is vice president of Ayres’ MEP Division, applying his long track record of leadership in the fields of… Read More »

LEED Certification: Is It Worth Obtaining?

The Westlawn Gardens project in Milwaukee was certified as the world’s highest-rated LEED Neighborhood Development at the time it was built. Ayres partnered with Torti Gallas Partners, which provided this photo. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) started about 25 years ago as an effort to build smarter, healthier, and more energy-efficient and sustainable… Read More »