Zero Net Energy Building
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Presented by Green Buildings
Paul Schwer, PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Paul Torcellini, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Clark Brockman, SERA Architects
This meeting is the first of a four-part series focused on achieving zero net energy in buildings. Renewable energy technologies, global best practices, and how to retrofit existing buildings are just a few of the topics to be covered this year. This first meeting will take a critical look at the definitions of zero net energy buildings and the metrics used to evaluate them.
Exercising its unique position as a neutral third party, the Academy formed a collective—including architects, engineers, scientists, and policy makers from city and state, as well as foundation and nonprofit leaders—representing the key players in New York in the area of green buildings and sustainable design. This newly formed group addresses a unique niche for which the Academy can leverage its scientific strength to deliver significant value to the green buildings discourse.