2020 June First Friday Webinar: Approaching Net Zero - Solutions for Commercial Buildings

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Join us for our 2020 monthly First Friday Webinar education series. Earn LEED specific CEU credits, along with some AIA LUs (when offered)!

Our June 2020 online webinar will be on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:15 am CST / 12:15 pm EST. Login From your computer.

Approaching Net Zero: Solutions for Commercial Buildings; 1.0 hour LEED specific for BD+C, the LEED Green Associate, 1 AIA LU, and WELL AP


Missed Greenbuild Chicago 2018? Tune in for an exclusive look at the best sessions. In this session will explore why zero energy is a solid strategy for commercial buildings by sharing the latest net zero reserach and guidance, its applicability to LEED EA credits and case studies.

This session will present zero energy design as cost-competitive strategy for commercial buildings by sharing the latest research and guidance from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and showcasing the different paths to zero energy taken by REI, Suncoast Credit Union and others. The Department of Energy will open the session with an overview of zero energy and current trends in the market. Outdoor recreation equipment retailer REI will share how an integrated design process and an early zero energy goal informed their new distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona. Suncoast Credit Union will describe how the company has become a leader in sustainable building practices through development of zero energy banking facilities. NREL will provide practical guidance on doing zero energy right from RFP through operation, as well as strategies for getting to zero with taller buildings.


1. Identify how market conditions for renewable energy and advances in building technologies are making it more feasible to achieve net zero energy in commercial buildings

2. Describe how zero energy goals can be achieved in new, retrofit, and core and shell construction with strong performance in Optimize Energy Performance in LEED v4 BD+C

3. Explain how energy savings strategies can also contribute to WELL v1 Feature 82 rating system achievements by offering improvements to individual comfort

4. Describe how early integrated design and performance-based procurement will facilitate will facilitate zero energy buildings and stronger performance in energy efficiency when pursuing the Renewable Energy Production Credit in LEED v4 BD+C


$10 for all attendees. Are you a USGBC Community member or a USGBC National member (or employee)? Please contact us to get your free promo code.

General Information:

Please note: If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you must register individually (non-registered viewers of the WebEx will not be able to report attendance), and you will need to include your GBCI number and AIA number in the registration/order form. An event password will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.

For the best experience, please plan to be in front of your computer to see the presentation as well as hear the audio! The presentation may not work well on some mobile devices.

Questions? Please contact:

Kirsten Swanson at kswanson@usgbc.org

June 5th, 2020 12:15 PM through  1:30 PM

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U.S. Green Building Council - Long Island Chapter
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