Join us in creating a new future for Energy Use. The California Energy Commission has given us in California an outstanding opportunity to determine how the future unfolds. The CEC recommends, in its Integrated Energy Policy Report, that in 2020 all new residential buildings be required to meet zero-net-energy performance standards, and in 2030, all new buildings are required to meet the Zero Net Energy standard. This means that all new buildings, averaged over a year, take no more energy from the power grid that they put back on the power grid from on-site power sources, presently anticipated as solar and wind. The key to achieving these recommendations is to build highly energy efficient buildings. Imagine how it will impact the United States and the world when California, the 8th largest economy in the world, achieves these performance standards! The Zero Net Energy Working Group is organizing a Zero Net Energy Conference to give California building professionals the information they need to take advantage of this opportunity. Prior to the conference, we are organizing a series of Roundtables; to build momentum for the Conference.and educate California builders and architects on critical Zero Net Energy topics, You do not have to be a building professional to make history.

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  • April 21 · 5:30 PM

    Roundtable: Residential Heat Pumps

    9 ZNEWG followers

    One of the hottest technologies in the area of energy efficiency and Zero Energy Building, heat pumps can make getting to Zero Energy an easier proposition. Come to Part... Learn more
  • September 17, 2012 · 5:30 PM

    Roundtable: Energy Efficient Windows

    10 ZNEWG followers | 4.50 4.503

    Roundtable: Energy Efficient Windows Big improvements have been made in the technology of energy efficient windows over the past few years. Come to our Roundtable to... Learn more
  • May 14, 2012 · 6:00 PM

    Roundtable: Cool Roofs

    20 ZNEWG followers | 5.00 5.002 | 1 Photo

    Roundtable: Cool Roofs Join the ZERO NET ENERGY transformation that calls for energy efficient new buildings by 2020 -- all residences, by 2030 -- all buildings. ... Learn more
  • March 19, 2012 · 6:00 PM

    Roundtable: Spray Foam Insulation

    7 ZNEWG followers

    Zero Net Energy Working Group Roundtable Join the ZERO NET ENERGY transformation that calls for energy efficient new buildings by 2020 -- all residences, by 2030 --... Learn more
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