Getting to Zero Energy in Schools is Achievable! Showcasing Successful Zero Energy School Projects from Around the U.S.

This one-hour webinar will highlight two projects that demonstrate the proof-of concept in zero energy school construction: King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex in Cambridge, MA and Richardsville Elementary in Warren County, KY (which has been operating at zero energy since 2010). 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. Arrowstreet Architecture and Design’s, Kate Bubriski and Mike Wilson of Warren County Public Schools will demonstrate why and how a growing number of school districts are getting to zero, and proving that zero energy is possible in both new construction and existing school retrofits.

National Grid Zero Net Energy Spring Forum: Policy

Join local and regional professionals in learning methods to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment through policy. The National Grid Zero Net Energy Spring Forum: Policy presenters will share leading ideas and policies from regional jurisdictions including stretch codes and innovative programs and incentives to support owners and project teams. This interactive webinar aims to highlight leading building policies in the Northeast and will stimulate discussion regarding getting to zero net energy in practice.

Passive House 2020 – Choose Your Future

NBI is a supporter of the Passive House 2020 – Choose Your Future. The core mission of Passive House 2020 is to demonstrate and discuss how (and why) building owners, developers, and occupants are choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being.

Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals: Policies for Retrofits and New Construction

This is a Best of the Forum session. States and local governments are actively developing policy approaches aimed at driving towards zero energy and/or zero carbon new buildings and deep emission reductions for existing buildings. Across jurisdictions, successful strategies involve a combination of voluntary programs, policy tools, and codes. Presenters from New York State, Metro Boston and Denver will provide a snapshot of approaches that are being taken in their jurisdictions across North America to achieve energy and carbon goals by leveraging voluntary programs, mandatory and stretch codes, and other local government tools to drive change.

NetZero Build Summit

NBI is a supporter of the NetZeroBuild Summit 2020. NetZeroBuild Summit 2020 brings together the key stakeholders involved in the Midwest’s value chain for net-zero construction in residential, commercial, academic and government buildings for the very first time. Hosting over 250 leading architects, policymakers, contractors, system manufacturers, building owners and real estate executives, this summit is an opportunity to find the expertise and secure suppliers to deliver sustainable, energy efficient construction and renovation projects. With an interactive conference program, the NetZeroBuild summit has been crafted to facilitate networking in the sustainable building community and allow new, exciting projects to be showcased.

Planning and Design for Getting to Zero in Schools

Zero energy school construction is a growing trend across the country. An innovative combination of internal and external champions, integrated design, energy efficiency management strategies and renewable energy is making these possible at little to no extra cost. The key to achieving zero energy is drastic energy reduction and cost shifting to areas that pay dividends and reduce those big upfront costs. Strategies such as building orientation, daylighting, thermal mass, high efficiency systems and can reduce the over need for larger, more expensive renewable energy systems to achieve that zero goal. CMTA, Inc. has 10 schools operating at zero energy, with 12 currently in design and hundreds more high performance schools across the nation on their resume. Join Zachary Schneider and Brian Turner from CMTA, Inc. as they discuss the successful approach to planning for and designing these high performance schools without the price tag.