Ends: Oct 3
The State of California's building code requires that all new buildings in CA be built to zero energy standards by 2020, and the Governor of Oregon issued an executive order in 2017 that requires all new homes to achieve a zero energy ready standard by 2023. A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders in Oregon are stepping up to the challenge by creating zero energy homes and have been doing so for many years. The question is, how can this be achieved cost effectively?
Advanced heat pump technology, lighting, and solar PV options are challenging the old zero energy paradigm of investments in air sealing, insulation, and expensive window upgrades. Earth Advantage has also recently switched from a "site" to "source" definition for Zero Energy home certification, which now allows gas-heated homes to be eligible for certification for the first time.
Learn the different interpretations of what "zero energy" means and how builders are cost-effectively achieving it in the Pacific Northwest.
Do you live in the Bend or Medford areas? If so, you can attend an in-person broadcast of the webinar followed by a local market discussion and Q&A with local Zero Energy home certification providers. Then join Energy Trust for an energy efficient home site visit afterward.
Please indicate in the registration form below if you would like to attend one or more of these events in Bend or Medford. Exact locations of the live broadcasts and site visits will be announced soon and provided via email prior to the webinar.
Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at email@example.com or 503-968-7160 x20.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In-person hosting of live webinar available in Bend & Medford (exact locations TBA)
CCB: 1 CE
AIA LU: 1 CE
FREE - RSVP below
(Regularly $19 - Made possible in part by the support of Earth Advantage sponsors)
Architects, Builders, Developers, Engineers, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Remodelers, Subcontractors
Ryan Shanahan: Ryan is a Senior Green Building Consultant with Earth Advantage. He is a certified Passive House Consultant, one of three PHIUS+ Raters in the state of Oregon, a HERS Rater, and an ENERGY STAR verifier. He guides home builders through the planning and design phase all the way through completion to ensure that they utilize best practices and achieve Earth Advantage, ENERGY STAR, DOE Zero Energy Homes, indoor AirPLUS, Water Sense, LEED-H, or Passive House certification program standards. Before becoming a green building consultant, Ryan was a builder account manager and residential field rater for Earth Advantage. Ryan holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College.