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Off-Grid Zero Emissions Building Project

Off-Grid Zero Emissions Building Project

The OGZEB is a prototype for developing and implementing cutting edge, alternative energy technologies in both residential and commercial settings.

The OGZEB is a 1000 sq ft. completely solar-powered building. The building is partitioned so that 800 sq. ft. is a two-bedroom, graduate style flat with the remaining 200 square feet serving as office space. This arrangement allows the building to serve as an energy efficient model for campus designers in student living and office space.

  • View the OGZEB solar production
  • Tours:

    Tours are appointment only due to building upgrades, please click to email your request.

    Any questions regarding the Off-Grid Zero Emissions Building may be directed to Tomas Solano.

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    Meet the OGZEB Design Team

    OGZEB Status

    Innovative Alternative Energy Solutions

    The Energy and Sustainability Center (formerly Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center) addresses challenging alternative energy issues through innovative solutions for consumers and industry. The need for energy systems that have lower emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse materials is of paramount importance.

    Here Comes the Sun

    One Florida State University researcher is working to break that cycle through the development of new energy technologies that are easy to install, environmentally sound and—perhaps most importantly—inexpensive to produce.

    Raising Industry Standards

    The Center will promote industry, government, and academia collaboration and participation in critical research activities to move beyond the stage of initial demonstration to commercialization. The center will form a consortium of businesses involved in energy, environment and related fields.
    Read the entire ESC mission.