List of low-energy building techniques

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Low-energy buildings, which include zero-energy buildings, passive houses and green buildings, may use any of a large number of techniques to lower energy use.

The following are some of the techniques used to achieve low-energy buildings, which excludes energy generation (microgeneration).

Improvements to building envelope[edit]

Improvements to heating, cooling, ventilation and water heating[edit]

Energy rating systems[edit]