Forum Program

Join leading building industry experts to share your knowledge of zero energy and zero carbon buildings.

Welcome to the 2021 Getting to Zero Forum program page!

In light of the event’s postponement, we will have updated details about submissions and program development coming soon.

We are working with a blue-ribbon group of Program Advisors to vet submissions and curate the highest value program possible. On this page you’ll find the members of our Program Advisor group, and links to past Forum presentations as well as our Best of Forum On-Demand Webinars and other resources.


Introducing Our 2021 Forum Program Advisors

This group of industry luminaries represents a massive brain trust that will deliver high value, essential knowledge next March.

Georgi Ann Bailey | AIA New York State
Audi Banny | Institute for Market Transformation
William Bryan | Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
Chris Burgess | Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Ed Carley | National Association of State Energy Officials
Rebecca Esau | Building Energy Exchange
Richard Graves | University of Minnesota
Brendan Hall | ASHRAE Central NY
Monika Henn | Urban Land Institute
Dave Hewitt | NBI Senior Fellow
John Jennings | Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Jesse Lazar | AIA New York City
Mary MacLeod | Team Zero
Michael McAteer | NBI Senior Fellow

Kimi Narita | Natural Resources Defense Council
Victor Olgyay
| Rocky Mountain Institute
Patrick O’Shei | NYSERDA
Brendan Owens | U.S. Green Building Council
Kale Roberts | ICLEI
Ken Sandler | U.S. General Services Administration
Carolyn Sarno | Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Kate Simonen | Carbon Leadership Forum
RK Stewart | NBI Senior Fellow
Bruce Sullivan | Zero Energy Project
Peter Turnbull | Peter Turnbull & Associates LLC
Debbie Weyl | World Resources Institute
Kathryn Wright | Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Sarah Zaleski | U.S. Department of Energy

Getting to Zero Inspiration

Listen to Jigar Shah of Generate Capital and Kat Taylor of Beneficial State Bank from their keynote presentations at the the 2019 Getting to Zero Forum talking about the balance between capital investment and community investment.

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