NZE Now: Why, Who and How

  • 18 Mar 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117
NZE Now: Why, Who and How

California has an ambitious goal of Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030 for all new commercial construction.  In addition, by 2030 half of existing buildings will be equivalent to ZNE through progressive retrofits.Our interactive discussion will include:

• What are ZNE buildings and why are they so important?

• What are the impacts on occupants, businesses, and policies?

• What are the central design elements and how do you weave them together?

 This engaging seminar will identify the themes and best practices for high performance buildings and show how to dive deeperundefinedgoing all the way into ZNE.  Several case studies will be used to help participants begin to practice these ideas

 About the Speaker: Beth Brummitt founded Brummitt Energy Associates in 1998 to focus on high performance buildings. With over 25 years of experience in energy efficiency and building modeling, she has been training and speaking on the Title 24 energy codes since 1992 and on green building since 2001. She is a graduate of Stanford University and is former Chair of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants.  Beth is President of the San Diego Green Building Council, recently returning after founding the organization in 2002.  She also co-chaired the San Diego Living Building Challenge Collaborative.  Beth teamed with  SDG&E to develop the first Zero Net Energy Case Study for commercial buildings.   Her professional focus is on strategic energy planning to guide clients through the energy performance planning process.

 Beth is a regular presenter on other relevant topics, such as: Green Improvements and Valuation, Zero Net Energy, and Biomimicry, Living Buildings, and Successful Thinking.

*6 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Units



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