Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Future is Now
Friday, July 18, 2014, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9240 Firestone Blvd Downey, CA 90241
Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Future is Now  - Register Online Now! 

When: Friday, July 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Southern California Gas Company
Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241

"Net zero energy buildings" is the latest buzz phrase in the building community, but who has built one and how do we get to zero? This session gathers a stellar panel of speakers (listed below) to share several short 18 minute "TED style" case studies on successful high performance NZE buildings with information shared on the energy conservation measures (ECM's) employed on each project.

Other discussion topics include: curbing consumption, increasing efficiency, driving occupant behavior, and the relationship between NZE buildings and green building rating systems including LEED and the Living Building Challenge. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) created a strategic plan calling for, among other energy efficiency goals, net zero energy commercial buildings by 2030 and net zero energy residential construction by 2020. Stay ahead of the industry and your competitors to see how this is done before code forces you to do so. Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Consultants are all encouraged to attend.

Continuing education units for USGBC and AIA credential holders will be available.

Confirmed Speakers and Topics Include: 
- Drew Shula (Verdical Group) -- Welcome and Intro. 
- Lisa Matthiessen (Integral Group) -- "Cost of Zero" Research. 
- Braulio Baptista (ZGF) and Alan Shepherd (WSP) – Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters in Agoura Hills.
- Ryan Whitacre (Gensler) – Video, PNC Tower, Glumac Downtown LA office segue. 
- Mitch Dec (Glumac) – Glumac Downtown LA office. 
- Chris McClean (Buro Happold) -- Morphosis Office in Culver City. 
- Jim Coyle (Pankow) -- Jackson Sustainable Winery Building at UC Davis. 
- Matthew Porreca (BNIM) – Omega Center, Iowa Utilities Board, Greensburg, Kansas.

*Course qualifies for BOC maintenance of certification points toward BOC Level I or Level II credential. For more info,
8:30 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast
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