April 17-19, 2018 | Wyndam Grand Pittsburgh

Program Details

Mark your calendar for the only event dedicated to zero energy buildings!

Planning for the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum is underway with a call for speakers planned for early fall.

In the meantime, below is a summary of the 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum program with presentation links. The event, held last October in Denver, included three jam-packed days of tours, workshops, networking opportunities, interactive sessions and thought leadership about the growing trend toward zero energy (ZE) buildings.

Luminaries in this field set the stage with a vision for the future of the built environment. Policymakers and practitioners highlighted the strategies for catalyzing a transformation to ZE performance.


2016 Getting to Zero National Forum Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.                    Registration Opens

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                        Workshops + Tours 

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                         Welcoming Reception + Exhibitor Showcase

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                    Registration Opens + Exhibitor Showcase + Breakfast Buffet

8:30  a.m. – 10 a.m.                 Welcoming Remarks + Opening Plenary | Capitol Peak A (1 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)

Three leading changemakers will examine what COP 21 means for global as well as local action and how buildings are a primary solution for meeting worldwide energy and climate change mitigation goals. Our three luminaries will offer their own perspectives and vision for ZNE as a catalyst that could transform the future of the built environment.

Moderator:  Ralph DiNola | CEO, New Buildings Institute
Speakers:
Ed Mazria | Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030

Robert Friedman | Vice President for Policy and University Relations, Policy Center, J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Research for the Benefit of Society

Jorge Chapa | Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council Australia

 

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                 Exhibitor Showcase + Networking Break

 

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon                 Getting to Zero: Deeper Dive Breakout Sessions (Part 1)

Get ready to feed your brain. Choice breakout sessions will delve deeper into key aspects of zero net energy policy, ownership, design, and operations as well as two new tracks addressing residential and multifamily buildings and the integration of renewable energy resources and the grid.  Working together, attendees, speakers and moderators will consider topics critical for successful zero net energy projects, opportunities for scale, policies and programs that drive progress, barriers that hinder growth and more.

Breakout Track 1 | Capitol Peak A | Designing and Delivering on ZNE Projects

Market Sector Strategies to ZNE  (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
As ZNE feasibility expands to a greater number of building types, design teams begin to better understand the approaches and technology solutions that will deliver successful ZNE performance in the most challenging or most pervasive building projects. This session digs in on three market sectors– food service, grocery and school buildings–with real-world experiences from leading experts taking the tough challenges head on.

Moderator:  Rafael Reyes | VP, Community Initiatives, Prospect Silicon Valley

Speakers:
Richard Young | Director of Education, PG&E Food Service Technology Center, Fishnick
The Food Service Challenge: How to Start Dealing with the Energy Gobbling Factory Hidden in Your ZNE Project

Pauline Souza | Partner, Director of Sustainability and Green Schools, WRNS Studio
Net-Zero Library Defines New Paradigm for K-12 Schools & Offers Lessons on Sustainability and Serves as Educational Resource

Shanti Pless | Senior Research Engineer, NREL
Meeting the Challenge: Grocery and Multi-unit Retrofits to ZNE

 

Breakout Track 2 | Crystal Peak B |  Driving ZNE to Scale Through Policy and Programs

Focus on Cities (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Cities and states have emerged as ground zero for creative thinking on policies that translate to ZNE projects at scale. Innovative and diverse incentives, policies, demonstration projects and partnerships are what will make market adoption of ZNE feasible in cities across the country. This session shares what leading cities are doing to identify the stakeholders, strategies, and systems implicated in creating tomorrow’s ZNE cities.

Moderator:

Puja Vohra | Principal Analyst, National Grid

Speakers:
Lisa Westerhoff | Planner, Integral Group
Net Zero Cities: Lessons Learned from US Cities

Chen Shalita | CEO, Alfa Sustainable Projects Limited

Katrina Managan | Senior Advisor on Energy Efficiency, City and County of Denver
An Integrated Approach to Achieving Net Zero in Denver

 

Breakout Track 3 | Capitol Peak B | Operating at Zero and Delivering Value

Buildings Operating at Zero (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Maintaining ZNE performance is a process that requires owners, occupants and operations managers to work together to ensure outcomes meet expectations. This session will look at two extensively monitored projects—the Bullitt Center in Seattle and TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale–and share what these owners and operators have learned from the data about how to sustain ZNE performance over months and years.

Moderator:  Phillip Saieg | Energy & Facilities Solutions, McKinistry

Speakers:
Christopher Meek | Associate Professor and Director, University of Washington Integrated Design Lab
Jim Hanford | Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership
Justin Stenkamp | Associate, PAE Engineers
Three Years of Net-Positive: Lessons Learned from the Bullitt Center at Full Occupancy

David DelRossi | TD Bank | Presentation Slides Handout

Marianne Larrisey, LEED Green Associate Advisory Consultant | CBRE
Instructions NOT Included: lessons learned operating zero net energy

 

Breakout Track 4 | Crystal Peak C | Advancing Residential and Multifamily ZNE Markets

Affordable ZNE Residences (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
 ZNE homes and multifamily buildings are poised for rapid growth as projects move beyond custom builders to multi-unit developments and ZNE prototypes. But is this market just for the affluent? Expert presenters for this session will share how affordable ZNE residences are possible and growing across the country both for new construction and retrofit projects.

Moderator:  Sean Armstrong | Partner and Project Manager, Redwood Energy

Speakers:
Martha Campbell | Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
REALIZE: A Roadmap for Net Zero Energy Retrofits at Scale in the United States

Alison Donovan | Senior Consultant, VEIC
From Energy-Intensive Mobile Homes to Net Zero Energy Modular Homes: Manufactured housing is recognized as a source of affordable housing, but how affordable is it?

Karla Butterfield | Senior Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter and Associates
High Performance in Affordable Multi Family New Construction

 

Breakout Track 5 | Crystal Peak A | Integrating ZNE Buildings and the Electric Grid

Exploring the Edge of Utility Grid and ZNE (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)

Itron Session SponsorUtilities and policymakers are beginning to focus attention on how to integrate the increasing population of ZNE buildings and the potential benefit to the energy system beyond the boundaries of the building site. ZNE building owners and developers are also becoming increasingly aware of the shifting boundaries and interconnection of their buildings to the utility grid. This session will examine these two perspectives in depth, and the evolving relationship between them. It will also explore the challenges utilities face in preparing for high penetration of ZNE buildings, which imply an increasing mix of DER (distributed energy resources, including solar, energy efficiency, demand response, storage and even electric vehicles) in the future and the building owners’ adoption of them.

Moderator:  Smita Gupta | Principal Energy Consultant, Itron

Speakers:

Frank Greb | President, Seventhwave | Presentation Slides Handout
Jean Ascoli | Sr. Energy Efficiency Program Manager, ComEd
The Nexus of ZNE Buildings and Utilities of the Future

Derek Jones | Associate Director, Navigant Consulting
Danielle Vitoff | Managing Consultant, Navigant Consulting
The Future of Zero Net Energy Buildings, Zero Net Energy and the Transactive Landscape

 

Bonus Breakout | Gray’s Peak B | The Owner and Developer Perspective

Risks and Rewards in the ZNE Marketplace (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
What value is derived to owners and developers from a zero net energy building?  artboard-1This session will explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk. Panelists will present and discuss specific projects from a financial and business perspective, including design/construction targets and actual outcomes.

Moderator:  Peter Rumsey | Founder and CEO, Point Energy Innovations

Speakers:

Brad Jacobson | Associate Principal, EHDD | Presentation Slides Handout
Andy Bush | Principal, Morgan Creek Ventures
ZNE and Triple Bottom Line: Maximizing social, environmental, and financial sustainability at Boulder Commons ZNE Office Building

Jim Gaither | Castle Wells Company
Making the numbers work for private sector net zero projects: Recovering the cost of the renewables investment

Scott Jacobs | CEO, Landbank | Presentation Slides Handout

 

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.                        Lunch with Ali Zaidi, White House Office of Management & Budget Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science | Capitol Peak A
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Getting to Zero: Deeper Dive Breakout Sessions (Part 2)

Our second group of Breakout Sessions continue to delve into the details in small group setting where conversations and vital connections can happen. Real-world experiences offer practical insights and information that can be use immediately when you get back to your desk.

Breakout Track 1 | Capitol Peak A |  Designing and Delivering on ZNE Projects

Understanding the costs and procurement challenges and opportunities of ZNE
(1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
“What does it cost?” is invariably one of the first question asked when discussing ZNE buildings. But hard numbers are surprisingly hard to find. This session will tap experts who have looked in-depth at expenses for ZNE projects, including assessment of incremental costs and opportunities to save during procurement. Panelists will offer insights to developers, builders, designers, owners, and investors wanting to understand the financial prudence of ZNE projects.

Moderator:  Dan Burgoyne | Sustainability Manager, State of California DGS

Speakers:

Bill Maclay | Maclay Architects
Are Net Zero Buildings too Expensive?

Edward Dean, FAIA | Berheim + Dean
Drilling Down—Real-World Lessons from Case Studies of the Latest Generation of ZNE Non-Residential Building

Thomas Kaufman | Corporate Real Estate Manager, United Therapeutics Corporation
Designing and Delivering the Largest Commercial Net Zero Building in an Urban Environment in the US

 

Breakout Track 2 | Capitol Peak B | Driving ZNE to Scale Through Policy, Codes and Programs

Energy Code Pathways to ZNE (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Energy codes have long been the legal check for industry laggards, but today code pathways to ZNE represent the leading edge of policymaking. Today, local jurisdictions are employing stretch codes, roadmaps to zero, outcome-based compliance and other innovative code approaches to great effect. This session will examine how some cities and states are using energy codes to move the bar ever higher for building energy performance.

Moderator:

Ryan Colker | Director of the Consultative Council/Presidential Advisor, National Institute for Building Sciences | Presentation Slides Handout

Speakers:

Kendra Tupper | Energy Services Manager, City of Boulder
Replicable, Scalable and Enforceable: The Keys to A Zero-Net Energy Building Code

Mike Fowler | Architect, Mithun
Outcome-based Energy Budget Proposal for Washington State: A Road Map to achieve Carbon Neutral by 2030

Roger Hedrick | Principal Engineer, NORESCO
No more easy refills: the move from Prescriptions to Performance Codes

Heather Larson | Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste)
Municipal ZNE reach codes in the San Francisco Bay Area; Bay REN’s reach code Municipal ZNE project

 

Breakout Track 3 | Capitol Peak B | Operating at Zero and Delivering Value

ZNE Value and Financing (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Many claim that the next-generation of ZNE buildings will do far more than merely save on operating and energy costs and offer non-energy benefits such as improved occupant comfort, increased productivity and better leasing value. This session will look at the ways buildings and their resulting benefits are assessed as well as options for financing including ESPCs and PACE to overcome capital cost hurdles.

Moderator:  Cara Carmichael, Manager, Buildings Practice, Rocky Mountain Institute

Speakers:

Jeremy Attema | Real Estate Strategy Consultant, stok
NZE The Unsung Benefit of High Performance Buildings: The Money

Steve Melink | Founder & CEO, Melink Corporation
The HR & PR Benefits of ZNE Building

Joshua Kagan | Senior Director, Business Development, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
Using Alternative Financing to Achieve NZE

 

Breakout Track 4 | Capitol Peak C | Advancing Residential and Multifamily ZNE Markets

ZNE Residential Driving to the Tipping Point (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Are ZNE residences at an inflection point on the growth curve that will bring this market to the tipping point? This track will examine the current state of the ZNE residential market including the business and finance perspectives of leading market actors and a look at how on-site solar changes the cost-effectiveness equation.

Moderator:  Sam Rashkin | Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Speakers:                                                                                         

Gene Myers | CEO, Thrive Home Builders | Presentation Slides Handout

Brandon De Young | Vice President of Operations, DeYoung Properties | Presentation Slides Handout

Alea German | Senior Engineer, Davis Energy Group
Driving to Zero Net Energy Residential Buildings in California

 

Breakout Track 5 | Capitol Peak A | Integrating ZNE Buildings and the Electric Grid 

Energy Storage as a Grid Asset (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
The economics of distributed solar are at risk as the industry continues its unprecedented growth. The value deflation effect, which reduces the value of solar to the grid as more solar assets go online, could limit the growth of distributed solar and add to the disparity in electricity pricing between peak and off-peak hours. This session will explore the role that storage can play in minimizing the impact of distributed solar and even providing higher value grid services.

Moderator:  James Newcomb | Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Speakers:

Mark MacCracken | CEO, CALMAC
Energy Storage and Load Flexibility: A Vital Ingredient in ZNE Buildings

Ankush Halbe | Director of Technology, M + W Group
Energy Storage and Load Flexiblity in Industrial Buildings: Opportunities and Optimization

Valery Miftakhov | CEO, eMotorWerks | Presentation Slides Handout

 

Bonus Breakout | Grays Peak B | The City Perspective

Zero Net Carbon Strategies for Cities (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
A number of cities are taking bold steps to transform the way urban buildings use energy through the Urban Zero Net Carbon Buildings Project. This learning lab-style session will share how this program works to align model energy codes and programs to a zero net energy target and establish market financing to achieve a common carbon reduction goal. Presenters at this session will demonstrate how cities can leverage project tools and information to drive more rapid adoption.

Moderator:  Mark Frankel | Technical Director, New Buildings Institute

Speakers:

Andrew Lee | Architecture 2030
Amy Frykman | Resource Media
Zero Cities Program: How Leading Cities Are Collaborating to Achieve Zero Net Carbon in the Urban Building Environment

Peter Pirnejad | Development Services Director, City of Palo Alto

 

Bonus Breakout | Grays Peak A |  The Utility Perspective

ZNE and the Utility’ Role (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)

ZNE and the Utility’ Role – From early design to construction and through post-construction phases, utility and public benefits programs are providing the foundational technical and financial support that is enabling ZNE projects. This not-to-be-missed session will feature what we’re learning from leading programs in Oregon, California, Vermont and New York State in both residential and commercial markets.

Moderator:  Peter Turnbull | ‎Principal, Commercial Buildings and Zero Net Energy Program Manager, PG&E

Speakers:

Becky Walker | Director, CLEAResult
Supporting Projects and Creating a Community

Sonia Punjabi | Principal Consultant, DNV GL-Energy
Overcoming utility barriers to ZNE

Nick Thiltgen | Energy Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Commercial Net Zero–Design and Construction Lessons Learned through Efficiency Vermont’s Commercial Net Zero Pilot Program

Nick Collins | Senior Engineer, ERS
Measuring the Performance of Net Zero Homes in New York State

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                        Exhibitor Showcase + Networking Break

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ZEDx  + Case Study Jam Session | Capitol Peak A

Be prepared! This lively session will cover a lot of information in a limited amount of time. Presenters of ZEDx (Zero Energy Developments) talks and quintessential case studies will share the latest in ZNE news and projects. The rapid surfacing of ideas will feed the conversation where you can add your own perspectives through a group dialog and polling on key solutions, policy and market subjects.

Facilitator: Cathy Higgins | Research Director, New Buildings Institute | Presentation Slides Handout

ZEDx Presenters:

Megan Gunther | Mechanical Engineer, Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI)
The Tug of Water Efficiency Against the ZNE Objective

Neil Bulger | Principal, Building Performance Team, Integral Group
Tools and Design Strategies of Resilient, Unpluggable Buildings to Achieve Zero Energy

Kenner Kingston | President, Architectural Nexus
Transforming Occupants into Inhabitants

Brian Fiegan |  Systems and Applications Leader, Trane
The Quest for Net Zero, Observations of an HVAC System Provider

Case Study Jam Presenters:

Todd Berry | Operations Manager, Denver Beck Group
Aspinall Courthouse Showcase

Brett Moss | Training Director, Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute Best Practices for Achieving Zero Net Energy for Existing Commercial Buildings Through Extensive Retrofits

Vedran Skopac | Architect, HKA, Manasc Isaac
A Better Way By Design: Using Integrated Project Delivery to Achieve Extraordinary Results on an Ordinary Budget

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                        Networking Reception + Exhibitor Showcase

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                     Exhibitor Showcase + Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.                        Getting to Zero: Deeper Dive Breakout Sessions (Part 3)

Small group sessions continue to delve into details of ZNE markets.

 

Breakout Track 1 | Capitol Peak A |Designing and Delivering on ZNE Projects

Planning for Districts and Urban Environments (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Campuses and districts are growing trend in the ZNE marketplace. This session will examine the opportunities offered by large-scale developments including real-world examples from projects in Pittsburg and Denver. Challenges presented by dense, urban environments will be spotlighted with analysis and recommendations for siting renewables or, in cases of limited rooftop space, prioritizing off-site renewable energy options for achieving ZNE.

Moderator:  Ken Sandler | Sustainability & Green Building Advisor, Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration (GSA)

Speakers:

Sandra Mendler | Mithun
Innovations and Lessons Learned from New Net Positive Energy Campus

Eric Shafran | Portfolio Integration Manager, Office of the National Western Center, City and County of Denver
How to create design criteria for a district scale redevelopment that strives for net zero energy

Charles Eley | Eley and Associates
Prioritizing Off-site ZNE Options

Breakout Track 2 | Crystal Peak B | Driving ZNE to Scale through Policy, Codes and Programs

Focusing on States and Regions (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
States and regions across North America are eyeing effective policy drivers to create ZNE projects in both public and private sectors. Building energy codes, financing mechanisms, utility regulation, resiliency planning and other aspects are all options for action planning. This session will focus on progress in New England and British Columbia as panelists and attendees consider a viable policy pathway for zero energy buildings and homes.

ModeratorJim Edelson | Director of Codes and Policy, New Buildings Institute | Presentation Slides Handout

Speakers:

John Balfe| High Performance Buildings Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Zero Energy Buildings: The Role Policy can play in the Path Forward

Fran Boucher | Senior Engineer, New Products and Services, National Grid
Challenges of Creating a Public/ Private driven Long Term Plan for ZEB’s

Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze | Senior Advisor, Pembina Institute | Presentation Slides Handout

 

 

Breakout Track 3 | Capitol Peak B |  Operating at Zero and Delivering Value

Making the Business Case and Changing Culture (1.5 AIA  LU CEUs)
Beyond the design, construction and operational considerations of ZNE, there is an aspect of culture and attitudes that is inherent in successful projects. The story of this session is one of changing organization-wide mindset that takes ZNE from a cutting edge demonstration project to a company directive and catalyst for collaboration that engages a range of stakeholders.

Moderator: Jim Crockett | Construction Business Media, Publisher of
Architectural Products, Net Zero Buildings and Architectural SSL Magazine

Speakers:

Bill McTague | Executive Director of Resource Planning and Information Technology, UCSB Student Affairs
A Model for Policy Making and ZNE for Campuses: The UCSB ZNE Initiative

Anica Landreneau | Global Director of Sustainable Design, HOK
Leveraging Green Change Management, Facilities Engagement and Occupant Behavior to Realize Net Zero and Net Positive Performance in Buildings

Julia Raish, Division Leader, Paladino and Company
Zeroing in on Energy Loads: Building a Net Zero Bank Branch

 

Breakout Track 4 | Crystal Peak C | Advancing Residential and Multifamily ZNE Markets

ZNE for Multifamily Residences (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
In a hot multifamily market, how do you build small, efficient dwelling units that target energy and climate goals with today’s means, methods and market prices? Hear about multifamily developments targeting ZNE performance and what strategies including integrative design, active/passive systems, on-site energy generation, occupant controls, and feedback mechanisms are getting results.

Moderator:  Ann Edminster | Founder and Managing Principal, Design Avenues | Presentation Slides Handout

Speakers:

Joe Giampietro | Principal, NK Architects
Zero Hudson Multi-Family – a Passive House pathway to NZE market rate apartments in Seattle

Cody Lodi | Weber Thompson
Conspicuous consumption: the next frontier of energy efficiency in large scale net-zero housing

Sue McFaddin | Real Estate Consultant,  Fort Collins Housing Authority

 

Breakout Track 5 | Crystal Peak A | Integrating ZNE Buildings and the Electric Grid 

Thinking Bigger to Achieve Zero Net Energy (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Considering energy at the district scale enables a system that operates more efficiently than the sum of its parts. A district can uniquely harness building energy efficiency, thermal energy systems, energy storage, and renewable energy generation more efficiently and cost-effectively than individual buildings can. This session will spotlight three innovative projects that leverage the value of a larger development to drive more effective and holistic solutions.

Moderator:  Brendan Owens | Chief of Engineering, USGBC

Speakers:                                                      

Tom Marseille | WSP Brinkerhoff
Jeff Sloan | McKinstry Construction
District Thinking (and Doing) as a Path to Net Zero Energy

Michael Hess | Vice President for Smart & Sustainable Buildings, Panasonic | Presentation Slides Handout

Matt Jungclaus | Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute | Presentation Slides Handout

 

Bonus Breakout  | Grays Peak A | The Operator’s Perspective

Gaining Control of Building Operations (1.5 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Optimizing sophisticated control systems requires new roles for designers, owners, operators and occupants, but operators in particular are now critical to ZNE success. During this session, industry leaders will share details of user experiences to uncover how monitoring and control technologies are helping to achieve and maintain performance. We will look at an iconic example of controls in action and hear about global trends in building controls.

Moderator:  Mark Menzer | Director of Public Affairs, Danfoss | Presentation Slides Handout

Speakers:                                                                   

Ron Zimmer | President and CEO, CABA | Presentation Slides Handout

Robert Welch | Strategic Energy Solutions and Development, Schneider Electric

 

Bonus Breakout  |  Grays Peak B | The California Challenge

Breakthrough ZNE to SCALE: The California Challenge NOW
California’s new ZNE policies, including 100% New Construction and 50% Existing Buildings to ZNE by 2030 are bold, for sure.  But how will we transform 50% of our existing non-residential buildings, particularly privately-owned commercial buildings, to zero net energy in less than 15 years? Who’s job is it and what might your role be in this challenge?   In this innovative “pop-up think tank” session, participants will be given the opportunity to break out of silos, and come together to co-create real world solutions to SCALE, to meet the ZNE challenge for all California building stock by 2030.

Moderator: Alice Sung | Principal, Greenbank Associates

Speakers:                                                                   

Andrew McAllister | Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Daniel Burgoyne | Sustainability Manager, California Department of General Services

 

10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.                        Last Chance Exhibitor Showcase + Networking Break

 

10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary | Capitol Peak A | The Last Word from Policy and Business Leaders  

Effective Policies to Drive ZNE to the Tipping Point (1 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Statewide policies that favor ZNE are driving projects, growing the corps of design teams capable of creating these exemplary buildings as well as owners who are demanding the high value ZNE can provide. Our panel of leading policymakers who are creating a new vision for the future of the built environment will explain the critical role ZNE policy plays in providing long-term perspective to regulators and markets and examine whether ZNE policy has the political support necessary to reach the essential tipping point.

Moderator:  David Terry | Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

Speakers:

Andrew McAllister | Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Patrick O’Shei | Director of Market Development, NYSERDA

Cost + Value: Making the ZNE Investment (1 AIA  LU|HSW CEUs)
Investment decisions are driven by cost and value determinations that involve many variables and are still being understood for ZNE buildings. With a close look at revenue, cost, and risk, our panel will offer financial and business perspectives on how ZNE projects can maximize energy savings and worker productivity gains, use data and analytics to control smarter buildings optimizing outcomes, and how the ultra-efficiency proposition translates into higher property values.

Moderator:

Dr. Chris Pyke | Chief Operating Officer, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

Speakers:

Kevin Kampschroer | Chief Sustainability Officer & Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration

Darlene Pope | Sr. Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

 

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Event Wrap Up: Take & Shake up the World

Session moderators and attendees will share the key takeaways from the Getting to Zero National Forum and confirm next steps for advancing zero energy buildings.