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Expert Advice on Integrating Zero Net Energy Goals


Join us for a two hour presentation aimed at supporting local governments working to integrate state goals to achieve zero net energy buildings (ZNE). Attendees will hear case studies on ZNE buildings, learn about new programs and tools to support local government including ZNE policy and plan development, as well as new research and emerging trends.

Ralph DiNola, Chief Executive Officer of New Buildings Institute will be on hand to answer your questions and share resources to help attendees build knowledge on ZNE design and operation strategies, effective policies and codes, planning approaches, and how to support advancement of zero energy buildings. BayREN in partnership with the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority invite you to join us for this free event for local governments.

Who should attend: City and county government officials, architects, engineers, building owners, planners, project managers, others interested in zero net energy.

Cost: Attendance is free!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Carolyn Glanton at Carolyn.glanton@rcpa.ca.gov or (707)565-5361.


Brief overview of California state ZNE goals and policies
National and California trends
Spectrum of Government Approaches, Evaluation & Prioritization of Projects, Planning Charrettes, Funding
Discussion – Barriers and opportunities
Intro to Planning Process, ZNE Planning Workbook & Sample ZNE Plan
Discussion – Stakeholder Mapping
Overview of ZNE Communications Toolkit, Case Studies, Fact Sheets, ZNE Watch List, ZNE Action Bulletin