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Lessons learned about zero-net-energy buildings

Zero-energy, zero-net-energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy buildings (NZEB)—no matter which buzzword is used, the concept is inextricably linked to sustainability and, more specifically, efficiency. It involves minimizing energy consumption and reducing carbon footprints while being sensitive to ‘human factors.’ Buildings should serve their occupants, instead of the other way around.
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Galvanneal coatings versus galvanize coatings

The continuous hot-dip coating process for steel sheet products—like the door on the left—is widely used and employed in all corners of the globe. Most users of continuously hot-dip coated zinc-coated steel sheet (i.e. galvanize) think of it as a product with a bright, silvery metallic sheen.
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