Wednesday, January 20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: South 232
Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Advanced
Appropriate for: Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All
Track(s): Building Science, Performance & Systems
Moderator(s): Jon Webb, KEPHART, Denver, CO
Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates, Danville, CA |
Ann Edminster, Design AVEnues LLC, Pacifica, CA |
Gene Myers, NT MANAGEMENT INC., DENVER, CO
What It’s About:
Many residential codes and ratings today are based on the goal of minimizing energy use. Some codes are going beyond simply minimizing though, so it's important to be prepared. In this advanced session, our highly-informed and passionate panel will describe the cost-effective approaches they've developed to help single family builders achieve zero net energy (ZNE) homes as painlessly as possible, and how you can, too, regardless of where in the country you are building.
What You'll Learn:
Analyze key elements of successful ZNE design and construction that can be incorporated today to differentiate your homes from the competition.
Discuss ZNE standards currently being adopted, providing advance insight into codes likely to spread throughout the U.S. in years to come.
Review illustrated examples of recommendations developed for production builders to cost-effectively adapt their existing designs to meet ZNE requirements.
Explore why organizational capacity-building, and not adoption of risky new technologies, is the key to an effective transition to achieving ZNE.
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.00 LU hour(s)