The next stage in the evolution of energy efficiency is the “Zero Net Energy” building – one that, on an annual basis, produces as much energy as it consumes. ZNE projects will play a big part in California’s efforts to improve the efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent by 2030.
A Pre-Summit training at the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit, on October 28, will offer an in-depth look at strategies for ZNE retrofits on school and community colleges campuses. The event will be facilitated by New Buildings Institute, a non-profit at the leading edge of national efforts to improve building energy performance.
NBI CEO Ralph Di Nola and Project Manager Heather Flint Chatto recently joined Green Technology for a short video chat about their session at the Summit.
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“Path to Zero Net Energy School Retrofits” is free to all Summit registrants, and offers 5 AIA continuing education credits. For details, click here.
To register for the Summit, click here.
Photo: West Berkeley Library, a ZNE facility designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux.