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Building Carbon Zero California: implementing efficiency for cities and regions

This day-long symposium will focus on large-scale commercial, institutional and educational projects. We will look at how cities and regions can implement Net Zero strategies and discuss what the impediments (and incentives) are for doing so now.

Our lineup of speakers currently includes:

Alex Steffen to keynote the day's presentations. Alex's new book, 'Carbon Zero,' sees Passive House as a viable means to achieve our carbon emissions goals.
Joke Dockx (pronounced 'Yokey Docs') from the City of Brussels' Institute for the Environment. Ms. Dockx has supervised the transformation/conversion of over 102,000 m2 of buildings to super-low energy standard construction within the City of Brussels. An additional 44 Passive House buildings are under construction. The City has mandated that all new buildings must meet the Passive House standard by 2015 and is on track to have most of the existing municipal buildings retrofitted to meet that requirement.
Mary James: former Home Energy Magazine editor, has written her third book on Passive House buildings in the US, "American Passive House Developments." The book is focussed on multi-family, commercial and multi-purpose projects already completed around the country.

Event details and other speakers can be viewed here:

Tickets can be purchased here:

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  • Bronwyn B.

    Tickets are selling fast! We have just under 30 seats left with a large contingent due to book tomorrow. Make sure to reserve your place by pre-purchasing your ticket here:
    Unfortunately this is not a free event!

    March 14, 2013

  • John S.

    Looking forward to being there and seeing all!

    March 14, 2013

  • Bronwyn B.

    Tickets are selling fast for this event, so make sure to purchase yours asap. (Space is limited to 100.) So far we have reps from Cities of San Jose and San Francisco, SMUD and PG&E and the CPUC already booked. Our sponsor list will be updated and released shortly.

    March 1, 2013

  • Bronwyn B.

    For those with Facebook accounts, here's the page for this event. Please go ahead and share it widely:

    February 12, 2013

  • Bronwyn B.

    Tickets for our Symposium just went on sale today and can be purchased here:

    We also have Scott Shell from EHDD Architects registered to join our 'California Net Zero Experience' panel. EHDD recently completed the Packard Foundation as a Net Zero and LEED Platinum project in Palo Alto:

    February 4, 2013

  • Bronwyn B.

    Henry Siegel of Siegel and Strain Architects has agreed to present on our 'California Net Zero Experience' panel. I'll post more info on our other panelists and the full program in the next few days.

    February 1, 2013

  • James B.


    January 23, 2013

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