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Presinar: Approaching Net Zero: Solutions for Commercial Buildings

December 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

GBCI: 0920019345

This session will present zero energy design as cost-competitive strategy for commercial buildings by sharing the latest research and guidance from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and showcasing the different paths to zero energy taken by REI, Suncoast Credit Union and others. The Department of Energy will open the session with an overview of zero energy and current trends in the market. Outdoor recreation equipment retailer REI will share how an integrated design process and an early zero energy goal informed their new distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona. Suncoast Credit Union will describe how the company has become a leader in sustainable building practices through development of zero energy banking facilities. NREL will provide practical guidance on doing zero energy right from RFP through operation, as well as strategies for getting to zero with taller buildings.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify how market conditions for renewable energy and advances in building technologies are making it more feasible to achieve net zero energy in commercial buildings

  2. Describe how zero energy goals can be achieved in new, retrofit, and core and shell construction with strong performance in Optimize Energy Performance in LEED v4 BD+C.

  3. Explain how energy savings strategies can also contribute to WELL v1 Feature 82 rating system achievements by offering improvements to individual comfort.

  4. Describe how early integrated design and performance-based procurement will facilitate will facilitate zero energy buildings and stronger performance in energy efficiency when pursuing the Renewable Energy Production Credit in LEED v4 BD+C

Credits: 1 AIA 1 GBCI (LEED Specific BD+C, WELL, GA)



Edison Conference Room, 16th Floor
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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