In case you missed it, we can now create new buildings that are so efficient that they can create most of the power they need onsite and it can be done at a very small or even no premium to standard buildings.
There are a few big challenges to widespread adoption:
1. We need to take Bold action.
2. Everyone involved needs to buy into the idea (Owners, builders, designers)
3. We need Simple, elegant, low cost tools to use to guide the infinite possibilities of a building design in the right direction. The Zero code is a straightforward set of code style rules that gets a new building on the path to zero-net-carbon without having to pay for a plaque.
Categories: Architecture, Design, Energy Efficiency, Technology
Tags: architecture, Easy, Energy, Green, Net Zero, Passive solar building design, Resilience, Technology, Zero Code
We hear a lot about industry leading net-zero energy and net-zero water schools happening in progressive communities around the globe, but we don’t hear as much about what’s happening with green schools here in the Mid-Atlantic. Local professionals will provide an update on net-zero energy and net-zero water schools in Virginia and Maryland. The interactive presentation will include a discussion of regional green school efforts and what challenges, and opportunities, lie ahead in the future.
This luncheon will be held at City Space, 100 5th St. NE, on the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA. Doors open at 11:45 and the Seminar begins at 12:00. Luncheons are open to the public. Lunch is provided, attendance is free for GVGBC members and $10 for non members. Register Here