Everything You Wanted to Know About Our Net Zero Future with Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller

Growth of the commercial net zero construction market is picking up. Join us for a discussion of trends and case studies of net zero construction.



February 26


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Cathy Higgins, Research Director, will share the latest information on zero energy commercial buildings and policies. Ms. Higgins will present the trends on location, type, size, and energy performance that make these buildings ‘solar ready’ as well as the local and state policies driving to zero energy and zero carbon outcomes. Alexi Miller, Senior Project Manager, will give an overview of the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative. GridOptimal is a collaborative initiative that brings together major utilities, designers, regulators, and other national entities interested in optimizing building-grid interactions. Attendees will learn how the new metrics (currently being developed) will quantify the ways in which building features and operating characteristics can support more effective grid operation and how these metrics will help align the zero energy buildings of tomorrow with the grid.

Alexi Miller is a Senior Project Manager and NBI’s lead engineer. He brings insight and analysis about cutting-edge technologies and strategies to diverse stakeholders as part of a wide-ranging effort to improve the energy performance of the built environment. Alexi leads several programs and initiatives at NBI including the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative and zero energy building tracking and certification. Prior to joining NBI in 2013, he spent six years at The Cadmus Group. Alexi is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon.

February 26th, 2019 | 10 A.M., Pacific | 12 Noon, Central