Architects & Designers
2030 Commitment signatories, architects, designers, and 2030 Challenge adopters can use the Zero Tool to establish design project baselines and targets.
2030 District members can use the Zero Tool to establish energy baselines and reduction targets for new and existing buildings, and to assess progress towards meeting District energy goals.
Policymakers can use the Zero Tool to benchmark their existing building stock in a comparable way and identify how incremental performance targets can be introduced.
Zero Tool for Portfolios
Baselining more than one building? Check out the Zero Tool for Portfolios, a bulk upload and export feature that generates baselines for an entire portfolio of buildings in a few simple steps.
The Zero Tool – an Architecture 2030 project – was developed for building sector professionals to establish energy reduction baselines and targets, compare a building’s energy performance with similar buildings and to codes, and understand how a building achieved its current energy performance.
Architecture 2030, in offering the Zero Tool, accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the baseline and target data estimated by the Zero Tool, or for the design of buildings utilizing Zero Tool baselines and targets. The underlying assumptions and methodologies of the Zero Tool are based on those developed by EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, and are intended to serve as guidelines when setting performance targets and understanding (relative) building performance.