Powerhouse June 29 Webinar Tells How To Get 'Zero Energy' Buildings

Powerhouse June 29 Webinar Tells How To Get ‘Zero Energy’ Buildings

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network will host a 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, webinar on “Why Reducing Carbon Emissions in Buildings Matters – and How to Do It!”

Participants will learn how to lower greenhouse gas emissions by incorporating green technologies into buildings.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “zero energy buildings” combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources over a specified time period.

“Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. Private commercial property owners have a growing interest in developing zero energy buildings to meet their corporate goals, and in response to regulatory mandates, federal government agencies and many state and local governments are beginning to move toward zero energy building targets.”

The upcoming webinar highlights as examples, case studies on developing net-zero buildings as affordable housing, and as park district buildings.

Speakers include:

  • Katie Kaluzny, associate director of the Illinois Green Alliance
  • Chris Lundgren, superintendent of Parks & Planning with the Park District of Oak Park
  • David Pope, president and CEO of the Oak Park Residence Corporation

Register at foxvalleysustainabilitynetwork.com.

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network brings together the public and private sectors from around the Fox Valley to cut across boundaries and create a healthy, sustainable and vibrant Fox Valley.

The network is a project of Seven Generations Ahead, city of Aurora, Kane County, and a5 Branding and Digital in collaboration with Fox Valley communities and counties.

SOURCE: Fox Valley Sustainability Network news release