ZNE for Existing Buildings

This four-hour workshop will outline best practice steps and approaches to comprehensively enhance the energy performance of existing buildings to Zero Net Energy. The workshop will investigate retrofit opportunities in individual buildings as well as how advanced benchmarking can help prioritize opportunities across a portfolio. We will review technologies, approaches, processes as well as portfolio project prioritization methods. Case studies of building strategies and technologies will be presented including advanced strategies a design team can take to achieve ZNE on an existing building. The training will address operation and maintenance considerations, including energy monitoring for ongoing building performance. See details

National Grid Presents — Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment

Offices pose a unique opportunity for advancing energy efficiency. With relatively consistent activities and energy loads, energy efficiency strategies can be highly targeted for maximum effectiveness. This webinar presents best in class approaches to improving energy efficiency in offices. It will focus on the considerations that are important for the successful implementation of high performance strategies as well as the “state of the art” and “state of the shelf” technologies available for office projects. Finally, the webinar covers the importance of the non-energy benefits of high performance office interiors, and the opportunity to use energy efficiency to improve non-energy metrics like productivity and health.

ZNE School Retrofit Readiness

This webinar will share the findings of a recent study, commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission and conducted by NBI, that identifies opportunities for K-14 schools to achieve a zero net energy (ZNE) performance. NBI investigated decision-making patterns and funding practices surrounding existing California public school and community college buildings. The research also includes a technical analysis that uncovers what types of upgrades and conditions may have the greatest impact on moving towards ZNE in the school sector.

National Grid Presents — Benchmarking — A Practical Approach 101

Part I of this two-part webinar covers the necessary steps for complying with local benchmarking ordinances such as those in New York City and Boston. This is also the first step in assessing the performance of the building in order to tailor retrofit projects for maximum effectiveness.

National Grid Presents — Benchmarking — A Practical Approach 102

Part II of this two-part webinar covers how to build on the basic benchmarking covered in Part I. It will identify the strategies and tools that can be used to take basic benchmarking information and build on it so that it can be used as the basis for a strategic approach to improving the performance of the building that can achieve maximum effectiveness.

The Business of ZNE School Retrofits and Community Impact

This three-hour session focuses on the business of creating ZNE school retrofit projects within California’s K-12 and community college campuses. This interactive workshop will highlight the experiences of districts participating in the Proposition 39 ZNE Schools Pilot program including planning, engaging stakeholders, assessment of costs and savings and options to secure financing. Decision makers and operators of these Prop 39 Pilot projects will provide real life examples and case studies to assist in replicating similar projects in your own district. Attendees will be given the tools and strategies to help build consensus among community members and engage all the necessary audiences.