Three Residential Zero Net Energy Renovations: Ten (or so) Years On

What have we learned about the experience of living in a deep energy renovated home? Come hear 3 pioneers in the deep energy renovation space talk about what it was like to create and now live in a zero net energy (ZNE) renovated home. We've got data, we've got lessons learned, and we'll illuminate the human experience of living in a home that creates more energy than it uses on a net annual basis. The existing housing stock is where the vast majority of residential energy and carbon savings potential exists. This session will also consider how ZNE renovations fit into a larger policy and market context, connecting the dots between state/regional policies and the implications for supporting ZNE renovations.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
MA CSL 1.5 hour, Energy

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the historical data that shows how deep energy renovations eliminate net energy use and net carbon emissions
  • Describe the human experience of living in a zero net energy renovated home, including non-energy benefits such as health
  • Summarize ZNE construction challenges and lessons learned
  • Discuss how state/regional policies impact zero net energy renovations

Session ID: 

BOS20-210