Earth Day Presentation
Course Description: Zero Energy, Net Zero, Near Zero, Negative Zero, Energy Star, High Performance, Carbon Neutral, Passive Solar, Passive US, Passive Eur., "Off the grid".... The terms can be confusing when looking for direction on designing an energy-efficient building. Join Karla Donnelly, of Steven Winter Associates, as she defines these terms and more.
"Zero Energy Home Construction" A presentation of two single family homes in CT achieving net zero. Each project used different construction techniques, products, and mechanical systems to get to a similar end result. These case studies focus on the construction from foundation to finishes and highlight the third party testing and verification process.
Presented by: Karla Donnelly, a Senior Sustainability Specialist at SWA, working with residential buildings. Her expertise is in sustainable consulting services, program certification support and implementation of high performance and sustainable building technologies. With architects, developers, builders, and homeowners, she develops specific sustainability strategies for both new construction and renovations. Ms. Donnelly is an integral part of the initial strategic planning sessions and workshops with stakeholders based on program criteria; she verifies in the LEED® for Homes, Passive House, Energy Star, and National Green Building Standard programs.to finishes and highlight the third party testing and verification process.
Credit 1 AIA CEU
Refreshments Sponsored by: Karen Berkemeyer Home and Aitoro Appliance