Net-Zero Summit Sessions

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Net-Zero Summit Sessions Time Presenter(s)
Net-Zero Summit: How We Build

Leaders in the realm of low-carbon materials are drawing attention to the increasing significance of the front-end carbon loading associated with the materials with which we build our supposedly... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Residential Project Highlights

This session will showcase a range of ZNE residential projects, including new single-family homes, existing homes retrofitted to achieve ZNE, and multifamily buildings. The presenters will discuss... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Educating the Industry

This session will cover a variety of education initiatives aimed at developing building professionals’ and trades’ capabilities in areas essential to achieving ZNE. Speakers will address program... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Value, Cost & Financing Trends

Do ZNE buildings deliver more value, improved performance, a better occupant experience? And if so, is there a cost premium for those benefits? Are there special financing vehicles for ZNE and... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Utility Perspectives

The world of the grid is rapidly changing — with evolution of the grid as we know it, new roles and concerns for utilities, the emergence of microgrids, and new approaches to providing power to... Full Description

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Better Than Zero

Net zero is so yesterday! Futurists are moving ahead to visions of net-positive buildings and communities. How far can we go? Where should we be focusing our efforts — on individual buildings,... Full Description

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Non-Residential Project Highlights

This session will showcase a range of ZNE non-residential projects — office buildings, institutional buildings, retail, and others. The presenters will discuss the roles and relative importance of... Full Description

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Products & Design Innovations

This session will feature a cross-section of promising ZNE-supportive products and technologies that have been included in recent ZNE projects, both residential and non-residential. The dialogue... Full Description

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: District & Community-Scale Project Highlights

This session will showcase a range of ZNE district- and community-scale projects, including residential and mixed uses. The presenters will discuss the roles and relative importance of team,... Full Description

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Policy & Programs

The ZNE & energy efficiency community has a wealth of knowledge and tools that foster the design and construction of highly energy-efficient Buildings. How can government policies leverage... Full Description

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Market Intel: Perceptions & Adoption

This session will pose the question, what do we know about the market for ZNE projects? Who is making the decision to pursue ZNE, what are the drivers or motivators behind that choice, and how do... Full Description

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Net-Zero Summit: Solar's Changing Economics

Is the rapidly declining cost of solar turning the loading order on its head? Our speakers will describe the latest developments in solar technology, and the effects of a variety of innovations on... Full Description

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm