Workshops target zero net energy performance in existing buildings

On behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission, New Buildings Institute will be hosting no-cost workshops in California in 2017 covering zero net energy (ZNE) topics for both local government audiences and those working to retrofit existing buildings to ZNE. See information about the existing buildings event below. For details on the local government workshops visit

ZNE for Existing Buildings

California has set ambitious goals for buildings to achieve ZNE by 2020 and 2030. Learn about the work of these innovative projects, connect and share information with peers, hear about successful ZNE projects, and gain tools to help advance your ZNE policies, programs, and projects.

Who should attend: Local and state government staff including planning, facilities, and building staff, as well as architects, engineers, contractors, private sector owners, commercial real estate professionals, consultants, and others interested in ZNE are encouraged to attend.

About the Workshop
This workshop will outline best practice steps and approaches to comprehensively enhance the energy performance of existing buildings to ZNE. 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.

Agenda is available here

A flyer with this information is also available for download here.

December 13 | 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PST
San Jose, CA
Environmental Innovation Center
1608 Las Plumas Avenue


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This program is funded in part by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, and is also supported by the City of San José and New Buildings Institute.