Getting to Zero: Net Zero Development- Energy & Water

A net-zero energy building is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

A net-zero energy building is a building with Net Zero involves the integration of renewable energy resources such as solar energy systems and solar hot water systems along with high efficiency appliances and components to maximize the energy saving features of a home. There is currently a joint effort of the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission encouraging Californians to install 3,000 megawatts of solar energy systems on homes and businesses by the end of 2016 – making renewable energy an everyday reality. The program also has a goal to install 585 million therms of gas-displacing solar hot water systems by the end of 2017.

The panel will discuss how to effectively market and disclose zero net energy buildings in compliance with state law.  They will address the following questions:

  • What can we do using current technologies?
  • What must we do: current and future regulation?
  • What are the hurdles to net zero?
  • How can we sell net zero projects?

This session is part of a two-day Building Industry Show, November 4-5, 2015, organized by the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC).


Building Industry Association of Southern California

Continuing Education

1.5 hours of MCLE or AICP credit will be offered by BIASC

Additional Speakers

Tom DiPrima
President, LA Ventura Division
KB Homes

Marika Erdely
Founder & CEO
Green EconoME

Daniel J. Rendler
Director, Customer Programs and Assistance
Southern California Gas Co.

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