Seventhwave's Ben Heymer will co-present Zero Energy Roadmaps: How to Chart the Path to Success along with David Epley, District of Columbia, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs; Laura Rodormer, National Grid; and moderator Amy Cortese, New Buildings Institute. Many communities with aggressive climate goals are establishing roadmaps to zero net energy (ZNE) buildings. These plans start with big, bold goals, a strong baseline energy code, a roadmap for energy code adoption over several cycles and a regulatory framework for achieving ZNE. Some methods include outcome-based approaches that address individual building types or third party zero energy certification equivalent pathways. To bolster these efforts, utilities are providing financial incentives through ZNE pilot programs paired with market education highlighting keys to successful design, construction and operations as well as strategies for increasing code compliance. This session will explore a variety of practices and approaches that utilities and policy makers are using to transform the market to ZNE.

Source: ACEEE