How to Get to Zero Energy Capable Residential Buildings (10 tips)

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    Net zero energy, Zero net energy, zero energy buildings and zero energy ready are often times different terms meaning different things. Come find out what it truly means to design and build zero energy residential buildings that are capable of achieving zero energy when operated by occupants in a normal matter. This program is designed to give you the basic understanding of what zero energy means and how to communicate effectively. We will review 10 tips and tricks to get there, go over real case studies and discuss energy modeling programs that verify the building’s capability.

    Executive Director at the GreenHome Institute since 2010, Brett is a 2014 30 under 30 Home Energy Magazine Entrepreneur award recipient. Brett helps educate people on the basics of residential green building and lives in MI’s 1st GreenStar remodel of 1920’s existing home. He lives in Beer City USA (Grand Rapids) with his wife and son and sits on the USGBCWM board of directors since 2012.

    Course icon- instructor   Instructor: GreenHome Institute & Atara Jaffe

    ceu-icon   CEUs: 1 credit hour

    GBCI AIA(HSW) NAHB CGP NARI Green CGHP AIBD State contractor or designer license may apply

    Course icon- you'll learn   You’ll learn:

    • Understand the language and marketing between zero energy claims
    • Know the basic, broad approach to achieving zero energy
    • Articulate new technologies and old technologies being used to achieve low energy
    • Know where to go to get more information to zero energy now

    Course icon- resources   Resources included:

    • Handout

    Course icon- time   Time: 60 min.

    Course icon- quiz included   Quiz included

    Course icon- Translation   Language: English

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