Students and young professionals are the future of buildings.

All current students and young professional are invited to join us to discover how they can help drive zero energy buildings to a tipping point that will transform the built environment. We are offering a special registration rate for qualified students of $245 (you must be a full time student to register at this rate and bring a valid student ID when you check-in at the conference). Young professionals should register for a full Forum pass. To register, visit:

Want to attend the 2016 National Forum, but need financial assistance?

Students and young professionals can receive scholarships for registration and in some cases travel expenses. If you are a current student of architecture, engineering, real estate development, public policy or another related field OR have been working for less than three years and need financial assistance, fill out our scholarship application here: 

September 1: Rolling application process closes

September 8: Last day that applicants are notified of acceptance

Acceptance is dependent on students volunteering 4-6 hours at the National Forum event.

Not a student, but want to help the next generation of professionals learn about the future of the built environment?

We need you!  Experienced professionals can help emerging leaders make a difference in driving zero net energy buildings to a tipping point that will transform the built environment in the next two decades.

At the 2016 National Forum,  leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives will gather at the 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum to share perspectives on the growth of ZNE, learn about best practices for successful projects and collaborate on opportunities for ZNE to transform the built environment.We want to make sure that the experiences of these leaders are passed on to the next generation of design, energy, and real estate professionals. You can help with a donation to help with accommodation and registration fees for current university students interested in attending.

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