Zero-energy building is first commercial project of its kind in U.S.

12/5/2007 |

Ferreira Construction is being praised for its new headquarters in Branchbug, N.J., which represents the first U.S. net zero electric, or "zero energy" commercial building. The 42,000-square-foot "smart" building generates more electricity and renewable energy than it consumes and uses a photovoltaic solar energy system that drapes the entire roof with solar panels.

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