The July 2017 issue of the ASHRAE Journal includes an article on the feasibility of zero net energy for a range of building types and climates. Material was adapted from my book, Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings. Click here here to read.
The June 2017 issue of the ASHRAE Journal includes a forum with myself and other leaders of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) movement. The following are some of my contributions. See the article for perspectives from Paul Torcellini, Smita Gupta, Jon McHugh, Mike Rosenberg and others.
Q1: What is a Zero Net Energy Building?
The City of Palo Alto Development Services Department is hosting a Zero Net Energy for Design Professionals training on May 23rd 2017. The training will feature Mr. Charles Eley, FAIA, PE, an internationally recognized leader in the area of Zero Net Energy and a veteran in the field of energy efficiency. The training will support the implementation of the current Energy Reach Code. The training format is based on Mr.
Charles will speak about is book on zero energy buildings at the Golden Gate ASHRAE meeting on June 8, 2017. Click here for more information.
Charles will talk about his book at the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter on February 21, 2017. Books will be available for purchase from Builder's Booksource.
I will discuss my new book at a round table meeting in Seattle on November 16, 2016. Click here for more details. Later in the evening there will also be a book presentation at Seattle Town Hall.
Walter Mischel was a Stanford professor around 1970 when he conducted the well-known marshmallow test on delayed gratification. Children between the ages of 4 and 6 were given a choice; they could have one marshmallow immediately (but in some cases a cookie or pretzel), but if they were willing to wait 15 minutes, they could double their bounty. Each child was left alone in the room with the treat and the researchers timed how long before they succumbed. Some of the kids would cover their eyes with their hands or look away to avoid temptation.
The Design Professionals Guide to Zero Net Energy Buidlings will be published in November by Island Press. I lay out the principles for achieving ZNE buildings and the issues surrounding their development.
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