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Zero Net Energy Training for Design Professionals

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3700 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303

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The City of Palo Alto Development Services Department is proud to announce that it is hosting a Zero Net Energy for Design Professionals training on May 23rd 2017. The training will feature Mr. Charles Eley, FAIA, PE, an internationally recognized leader in the area of Zero Net Energy and a veteran in the field of energy efficiency. The training will support the implementation of the current Energy Reach Code. The training format is based on Mr. Eley’s new book, “Design Professional’s Guide to Zero Net Energy.” The event targets design professionals working on projects in the City of Palo Alto. This is a complementary design training and the first 50 registrants will receive an autographed copy of his Charles’ book. CEU’s through the AIA and GBCI are pending.

Development Services is committed to educating the design community on Zero Net Energy in support of a sustainable future. Zero Net Energy buildings are a practical and cost-effective way to reduce our energy needs, employ renewable energy, mitigate climate change, protect the environment, and improve our lives. As professionals in the building design and construction industry, ZNE buildings are something we can all do right now to make a difference.


Training Outline:

Introduction: We Have But One Earth

Smart Building Design: Contextual Design, Energy Efficiency and Curtailment

Here Comes the Sun: The Future of Renewable-Energy Systems

Energy Modeling: Evaluating ZNE before the Utility Bills Arrive

Making it All Work: Integrated Project Delivery, Commissioning, Intelligent Controls and Mobile Devices

Metrics and Boundaries: What Exactly is a Zero Net-Energy Building?

ZNE for the Mainstream: Scaling Up the Concept

Beyond ZNE: The World of Our Grandchildren


For more information on the City of Palo Alto Green Building Program, please follow this link.


*Note: This is not a Palo Alto compliance training.

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