Charles Eley will review his new book, "Design Professionals Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings". Eley will discuss how on-site ZNE is achievable for the vast majority of buildings through smart building design and rooftop photovoltaics. Options for off-site renewable energy will be reviewed for tall or energy intensive buildings. Eley will also discuss the likely impact of California's goal that all new residences to be ZNE by 2020 and all new nonresidential buildings be ZNE by 2030.
- have a basic understanding of the contribution of the North American building sector to greenhouse gas emissions;
- be able to explain why increasing basic building energy efficiency is essential to achieving zero net energy;
- be able to describe how building form and configuration and enclosure design, a prime area of responsibility for architects, can make possible deep reductions in the need for energy;
- be able to site two building types that are the easiest to achieve ZNE, and two building types likely to require off-site renewable energy.
About the Speaker
Charles Eley is an architect and mechanical engineer experienced in energy-efficient and sustainable design. He has advised in the design of many pioneering energy efficient buildings and has made significant contributions to the California energy standards, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and other international standards and programs. He served as the founding executive director of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and was the technical editor of the CHPS Best Practices Manual. He has developed energy analysis software applications and has served as energy consultant for landmark green buildings. Charles currently serves on non-profit boards, provides specialized consulting, and teaches classes on building energy efficiency and green technologies.