Getting to Zero San Diego

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE) is delivering key zero net energy educational resources for the San Diego region to help build the ZNE market there. New Buildings Institute is supporting the development of zero net energy fact sheets and educational webinars specific to Southern California. Getting to Zero San Diego is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Please find below the specialty resources that have been created as part of this program:

Zero Net Energy Fact Sheets

Zero Net Energy Fact Sheet for Architecture and Engineering

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Zero Net Energy Fact Sheet for Developers and Real Estate Professionals

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Zero Net Energy Fact Sheet – Frequently Asked Questions

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Webinars

Rethinking Efficiency in Multifamily Water Heating

Water heating can account for one-third of a multifamily building’s total energy load and over half of a building’s carbon emissions. This webinar will address water heating system design and the technologies necessary to lower energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. Original broadcast date: 11/11/2021.

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Designing with Communities, not for Communities: Equity in ZNE

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings have a stigma of being high-cost buildings for the bottomless budget. In fact, ZNE costs are in line with other green buildings. As a benefit, ZNE buildings are higher performing, offering superior comfort, healthier places to work and live, and have lower energy bills. However, it is crucial to consider the communities adjacent to the building and the communities it will serve. Original broadcast date: 11/18/2021

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Case Studies

Zero Energy Living Lab Case Study: Ocean Discovery Institute

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Zero Energy Library Case Study: Borrego Springs Library

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