The Zero Energy (ZØE) Research Laboratory is a unique kind of building in Texas – designed specifically to test and demonstrate various alternative energy generation technologies in order to achieve a net-zero consumption of energy. The Net-zero energy philosophy is based on a combination of different renewable energy technologies in a building, such as solar, geothermal and wind systems, which leads to produce enough energy to power a building and in many cases even create excess energy to return back to the power grid and thus the net energy consumption over a period or year becomes zero.
The 1,200 square-foot facility will give UNT students a real-world training and research opportunities on the growing sustainable and renewable energy sector.
The Zero Energy Research laboratory at the University of North Texas will be one of the very few places for worldwide students to get hands-on experience on the green building technologies that will power the future. This facility will be a great resource for UNT students, researchers and other industry partners to conduct multi-faceted research program in Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and sustainability design.
As ZØE is a research laboratory, there are vast opportunities for the researcher to conduct their research on diverse sectors. The mission of ZØE is to convey all the facilities for a researcher & generate a path to develop the renewable energy sector for sustainable, cost effective, comfortable building applications