‘Net Zero’ Leaves Many Questions


Regarding “Net Zero Means Surplus for Nonprofits” (June 26), writer Aleeza Oshry states that the new sustainability building (Brock Environmental Center) will have a surplus energy to sell because of its use of wind, solar and geothermal energy.

I find the “net zero” concept intriguing, but I never read anything beyond the predictions. Oshry states that “donors have a right to know how their money is being spent.”

I would like to know what surpluses will be “stored and supplied” and to whom. I want to know the  construction cost of the center, the operating and maintenance costs of the “solar roof panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells and rain cisterns.” Oshry does not provide any information except for glittering generalities.

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