The Path to Net Zero: energy & water solutions
Net zero water and energy use are some the newest—and most aggressive—performance targets for building design. In the Path to Net Zero: Energy and Water Solutions, our speakers will define net zero design, review strategies for net zero energy and water operations, and examine the Living Building Challenge. Drawing on real case studies like Hood River Middle School, PCC Newberg, and Chatham University (which have all achieved or are in the process of becoming LEED Platinum and Net Zero certified), our energy and water experts identify the necessary systems and components needed to construct a net zero energy and water building in the Pacific Northwest, as well as other US climates. They will also discuss regulatory hurdles and design strategies for water and sewage treatment, and rainwater harvesting.
This course is appropriate for architects and other members of the building design community with basic knowledge of LEED and sustainable building.
Define net-zero and net-zero energy and water
Introduce energy production tools
Identify forces that shape the building architecturally to achieve net-zero
Explore the regulatory challenges and obstacles to overcome
Analyze case studies to determine the systems and solutions that achieve net-zero
Apply these case studies to various cities and climates in the U.S
Introduce tools used in estimating water usage, rainwater harvesting, and energy consumption
Course worth 2CEH/HSW
Jon Gray, CPD
Principal, Senior Plumbing Engineer at Interface Engineering
Jon Gray is a Principal, a Senior Plumbing Designer, and leads Interface Engineering’s plumbing group. He is a strong advocate for water conservation and sustainable plumbing systems design. Jon has served as the Chair of the Oregon State Plumbing Board since 2009. He is also a member of the City of Portland’s Eco-District Technical Advisory Committee, and is currently developing water reclamation and reuse standards for future regional eco-districts. Jon has spoken about water issues at regional and national conferences, including ULI’s 2009 program, Adapting to a Drier West, AIA Seattle’s water forum, The New Green Is Blue, and most recently he served as a panel member for the Center for Smart Building and Community Design's Rainwater Harvesting/Water Catchment workshop for the University of Hawaii where experts gathered to help change Hawaii’s rainwater policies. Jon has provided his water conservation expertise to over 100 sustainable projects including Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization (LEED Platinum Goal); Chatham University Eden Hall Campus (a LEED Platinum and Net Zero-seeking campus in Pennsylvania); and Shanghai’s 2.1 million square foot Zhangjiang High-Tech Office Campus ( LEED Platinum Goal).
Andy Frichtl, PE, LEED AP
Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer at Interface Engineering
Andy has designed over 50 LEED Certified buildings, 5 projects aiming for Net Zero and 1 operating at Net Zero, and has been the recipient of numerous achievement awards. He is well known in the world of architecture and infrastructure as a leader in sustainable design. As a Principal at Interface Engineering, he is a registered mechanical engineer in 19 states, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of ASHRAE and the Cascadia USGBC. In 2005, Andy was awarded Engineer of the Year Award from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks program. His current and recent experience includes such notable projects such as: Msheireb, Downtown Doha (a 31 hectare development located in Qatar,
When & Where
The American Institute of Architects, Portland.