This one-hour webinar will highlight two projects that demonstrate the proof-of concept in zero energy school construction: P.S. 62 – the Kathleen Grimm School in Staten Island, NY and John J. Sbrega Health & Science Building at the Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA. This webinar will weave the experiences and lessons learned of districts and technical experts as they share resources, tools, and steps to success in designing, constructing and operating school facilities to an ultra-low energy target and adding renewable systems to offset their annual consumption.
Based on these experiences, attendees will be able to apply this knowledge to develop the path to zero in their own school projects.
1. Participants will understand how key zero energy building concepts and strategies are implemented through successful case studies of school projects.
2. Participants will learn definitions, policies and main drivers that have contributed to the evolution of zero energy and challenges associated with zero net energy projects.
3. Participants will learn how zero energy schools should be planned and optimized across the whole district and how to anticipate and overcome the invariable challenges and hurdles on the path to zero.
4. Participants will learn how zero energy school retrofits and new construction should be coordinated into an integrated design process to optimize building performance, student/teacher performance, and lifecycle cost.