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Zero Net Energy Building

Zero Net Energy Building

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

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.