Event Title:

Green Building Workshop - Zero Net Energy Part 1: Passive Design Strategies


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 11/7/2013 5:30:00 PM
End: 11/7/2013 7:30:00 PM


Nathan Krantz
Build It Green
Director of Technical Services & Education




Nov 7, 2013 5:30 PM
Nov 7, 2013 5:30 PM

Event Deadline:

11/07/2013 17:30

Event Notes:

Topic: Zero Net Energy

Join Build It Green for Part 1 of our Zero Net Energy workshop series! In this session, ZNE Passive design strategies, we will discuss design approaches to maximize a ZNE home through the site selection, building orientation, wall and space design, and material selection. We will also:

  •         Discuss the effects of wind, temperature, and pressure on the overall comfort of a home.
  •         Explore daylight lighting and natural ventilation design strategies.
  •         Discuss the characteristics of human psychology in terms of perceived comfort.
  •         Review building materials and finishes as they relate to energy and building performance.
  •         Discuss how passive strategies and assist active systems adapt and affect future uses of the home.
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:45 Sign In, Food
5:45-7:10 Topic Presentation
7:10-7:30 Q & A, Networking
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2:30pm on Wednesday, October 30th. When preregistering online, folks may pay by credit card. We accept credit card payments at the door as well.
Pre-Registration Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
This venue is BART accessible. Exit at 12th Street/City Center. On-street and garage parking is available for a fee.
Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees.
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.    
About our Technical Workshops: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Workshop - not for another Workshop.

Speaker Information:

   Nathan Krantz
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Nathan Krantz supports the development, expansion, and management of Build It Green's GreenPoint Rated program and Education Department. He is a green building consultant, licensed architect, and commissioning authority with more than 10 years of experience as it relates to existing and new development within the commercial, public, and residential building sectors.


Contact Name:

  Alyssa Baker-Blanc

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x603

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