ZNE Affordable Housing (If We Can Do This, Everyone Can!)

Need more buy-in on ZNE from stakeholders? Check out this course!


Achieving zero-net energy (ZNE) requires full buy-in from the entire design team.

This course offers insights from an experienced team—developer, architect, mechanical engineer—who use the integrative design process and continual energy analytics to maximize efficiency, leverage design opportunities, and contain costs.

ZNE on paper doesn't cut it. Don't miss this chance to gain a valuable understanding of how to approach ZNE within the context of cost-constrained affordable housing—and learn the skills you need to truly deliver for your clients and the users of your buildings.

Learning objectives

  • Understand California's Zero Net Energy Code Prescriptive Minimums and how they influence early decision making (though they're not necessarily the most cost-effective set of ingredients).
  • Hear how the performance method offers design teams an opportunity to collaborate and innovate.
  • Learn how to find the low-hanging (and low-cost) fruit through careful analytics and a step-by-step approach.
  • Explore strategies for delivering ZNE buildings that go beyond energy modeling to include implementation and verification testing.
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA


  • Scott Hopkins

    Scott Hopkins


    Senior Project Manager | Ankrom Moisan Architects

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  • Tim Kohut

    Tim Kohut


    Director of Sustainable Design | National Community Renaissance

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  • Tyler Reynolds

    President, Founding Principal | Metrics Mechanical Engineering

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