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Getting to True Zero Net Energy Without Fossil Fuels @SJCC CaliforniaGeo’s True Zero Net Energy Seminar + Webinar is set for April 23rd at San Jose City College (SJCC).

Save a spot on your calendar to learn how progress will be made toward an all-ZNE new residential building requirement for 2020, with another one for commercial buildings by 2030. If your business is not prepared for making new buildings carbon-free and ZNE in five short years— reserve your seat to learn how ZNE is happening in both the new and (retrofit) built environment. Plan on attending this technology and case study-rich session. The advanced building train is leaving the station. Be sure you’re on it!

You’ve got two ways to participate.

Attend in person at San Jose City College in San Jose, California or spare the air and attend via webinar from the comfort of your desk. Seating is limited for both, we suggest you reserve your seat today.

GBCI and AIA CEUs will be available for both the Seminar (in-person) and the Webinar. CEU hours will be available soon.

For updates follow us @CaliforniaGeo, watch #CarbonFreeZNE_SJCC and join the discussion at GeoExchange® Forum

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Creating Zero Net Energy Buildings with off-the-shelf Technologies

ZNE = Zero Net Energy + Zero Net Emissions + Zero Net Water

Are you prepared to do business in a carbon-free space conditioning world?


Our Speakers:

The 50 State / 139 nation pathway to a 100% renewable and carbon-free economy using wind, water, and solar power
Mark Z. Jacobson
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Atmosphere Energy Program, Stanford University

Energy Efficiency 2.0: A Prerequisite for Achieving our ZNE and GHG Goals
Dian Grueneich
Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
CPUC Commissioner Emeritus

Can Natural Gas contribute to Getting to ZNE?
A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas
Robert W. Howarth (via live video feed)
Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University (via live video feed)

How close are California’s actions for Zero Net Energy to its policies? What technologies get us to a True ZNE future without carbon?
Bill Martin, Principal, Martin Energetics, CaliforniaGeo Board Chair

Public Policy Challenges to Using Geothermal Heat Pumps as a ZNE Tool
Doug Dougherty, President & CEO, GEO: The Geothermal Exchange Organization

Passive and Active Solar Thermal are Key Tools for Getting to ZNE
Bruce Baccei, Emerging Technologies Project Manager, Energy R&D, SMUD

Optimizing Solar PV with Geothermal Heat Pumps
Paul Bony, Director of Residential Market Development & Western Regional Sales, ClimateMaster; CaliforniaGeo Board Member

Honda Smart Home, Demonstrating a Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Personal Mobility
Residential ZNE Case Study – Honda Smart Home US
Michael Koenig, Project Engineer, Environmental Business, American Honda Motor Co.

Downtown Palo Alto Net Zero Energy (DPANZE) Initiative
Craig Lewis, Executive Director, Clean Coalition

Geothermal heat pumps: A pathway to ZNE for schools, homes and businesses
Lisa Meline P.E.,LEED-AP, Meline Engineering

How much does it cost?

General Admission: $150.00 With or without CEUs (includes lunch)
Non-profit Admission: California non-profits, academic institutions, utilities, state agencies: $35.00 No CEUs but lunch is included

With CEUs $125.00
Without CEUs $25.00

Date: April 23, 2015     Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

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By Published On: March 19, 2015

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