Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Energy

by Laura Bailey

May 21, 2015

In case you missed our session at NESEA you can now hear about the report and participate in a lively question and answer period in this free webinar. We will dive into the Net Zero Energy Feasibility Study completed this winter in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, Maclay Architects, Energy Balance Inc, JA Morrissey and Huntington Homes. The summary and full reports are available for free at:


Join us for a free webinar: Making the Financial Case for Net Zero

This 60-minute webinar will present findings from the recently completed Net Zero Energy Feasibility Study, a collaborative effort led by Efficiency Vermont and Maclay Architects. Commissioned for use by designers, developers, contractors, consultants, and building owners, it provides a detailed look at the financial benefit of building beyond code requirements to net zero energy standards.

The study covers both residential and commercial construction, using six examples of common building types including single family homes, multi-family properties with two and four units, open offices, closed offices, and office/light manufacturing buildings. The detailed analysis shows that when compared to code compliant buildings, building net zero and net zero ready buildings is a cost effective investment. Furthermore, starting in the first year of operating the buildings, energy savings will more than offset the finance payments for the additional costs to build to net zero standards.

Join us on June 16th to learn how this study can provide guidance for your projects and understand the financial opportunity of building to net zero.

Presenters for the webinar will include:

  • Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey, Maclay Architects
  • Paul Duane and Craig Simmons, Efficiency Vermont

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 pm (EDT)



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions? Contact Paul Duane at or Laura Bailey at

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Laura Cavin Bailey is currently the Research Director at Maclay Architects in Waitsfield, VT and works on energy efficient design, analysis, and monitoring. She has worked with systems thinking through diverse environmental design experience including permaculture, biodiesel production, solar installation, an off-grid design/build company in Colorado, and as a research fellow at the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab at the University of Oregon.


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