Zero Net Energy Beyond the Property Line

Join us at a pre-event workshop that will take place prior to the NZ18 conference in California. ZNE-resistance has bred misinformation and public reluctance that design and construction professionals must learn to counter to advance ZNE. Professionals will gain the tools to refute common ZNE myths and expand their understanding of ZNE buildings at different scales. Presentations will pave the road to advance building energy efficiency by crossing the property line to increase grid-interaction, developing ZNE campuses, and evaluating distributed energy resources (DER). CPUC will share the State’s new goals, and Santa Monica will showcase their ZNE requirements and achievements at different project sizes and scales. Case studies will disprove ZNE misinformation and illustrate the future of ZNE buildings.

District of Columbia Commercial Zero Energy Workshop

This four-hour workshop will highlight the rapidly growing ultra-low and zero energy commercial building market. Presenters will introduce zero energy definitions and provide an overview of trends and strategies for zero energy market adoption and growth. This training will explain the business case and return on investment for ultra-low and zero energy buildings as well as the importance of operations, maintenance, and energy monitoring to ensure ongoing building performance. Attendees will learn of the regulatory pathway for zero energy buildings, including the proposed Appendix Z in the DC Energy Code, and of the tools and resources available to assist in their development of ultra-low and zero energy projects.

Inefficiency is Old School: A Technical Deep Dive Into ZNE School Retrofits

Attendees will advance their knowledge of the design process, technology application and approaches used in the Proposition 39 ZNE School Retrofit Pilot Program. The four-hour interactive workshop will highlight technical design features, technology packages and construction practices from the ongoing journey of the Proposition 39 ZNE pilot schools. The training will also address operational considerations and offer ideas that connect students with the building through educational components that can be crucial for successful performance and cost avoidance.