SDGBC President Beth Brummitt will be speaking at the double-LEED Platinum Energy Innovation Center on March 18 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, on the subject of Zero Net Energy. According to research released by Navigant in 2012, net zero energy buildings will account for $1.3-trillion by 2035.
Below are some more details on the event:
California has an ambitious goal of Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030 for all new commercial construction. In addition, by 2030 half of existing buildings will be equivalent to ZNE through progressive retrofits. Our interactive discussion will include:
- What are ZNE buildings and why are they so important?
- What are the impacts on occupants, businesses, and policies?
- What are the central design elements and how do you weave them together?
This engaging seminar will identify the themes and best practices for high performance buildings and show how to dive deeper going all the way into ZNE. Several case studies will be used to help participants begin to practice these ideas.
*6 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Units
About the Speaker
Beth Brummitt founded Brummitt Energy Associates in 1998 to focus on high performance buildings. With over 25 years of experience in energy efficiency and building modeling, she has been training and speaking on the Title 24 energy codes since 1992 and on green building since 2001. She is a graduate of Stanford University and is former Chair of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants. Beth is President of the San Diego Green Building Council, recently returning after founding the organization in 2002. She also co-chaired the San Diego Living Building Challenge Collaborative. Beth teamed with SDG&E to develop the first Zero Net Energy Case Study for commercial buildings. Her professional focus is on strategic energy planning to guide clients through the energy performance planning process.
Beth is a regular presenter on other relevant topics, such as: Green Improvements and Valuation, Zero Net Energy, and Biomimicry, Living Buildings, and Successful Thinking.