Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders – Nov. 1

On Thursday, November 1st, PG&E proudly opens their doors to guests from the greater Stockton area to discuss Zero Net Energy (ZNE) practices and techniques for production home builders. A recent PG&E demonstration showed that ZNE can be highly affordable, even on a limited budget. This event is free and open to the public.

Join the experts involved in the PG&E ZNE Production Builder Demonstration as they detail the design features that resulted in superior thermal performance, reduced material cost and waste, as well as energy and water savings for occupants.

Guided tours of the Stockton Energy Training Center (ETC) will be available at 5:30PM and directly following the presentations. Click here to register for this great ZNE event!

Learn more about these Special Features below:

Tour Highlights:

Tour the Zero Net Energy Model Home

The ZNE Model Home offers an immersive learning experience, both in-person and virtually. Explore the key features of a high performance home built beyond code and with ZNE in mind. Notable features include advanced framing and insulation techniques, a circadian lighting demonstration, and high efficiency appliances.

Experience the New Blower Door Simulation

The Blower Door Simulation is the Stockton Energy Training Center’s newest feature. See for yourself how building envelopes of three vintages – past, present and above code – perform against air infiltration in a simulated blower door test.

Instructor Bios:

Ann Edminster, Design AVEnues

Edminster will provide background on the rapid growth in zero-energy residential development across North America along with common strategies and keys to ZNE builder success. She also will show some projects both within and beyond California that demonstrate the applicability of ZNE approaches across a range of architectural styles, climates, and price points.

George Koertzen, Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County

Koertzen will share strategies he has deployed through successive single-family home construction projects to achieve high performance at low cost, with limited construction waste. He will provide examples of innovative home design features that reduce duct and piping runs – saving materials cost up front, and energy and water during occupancy – among others.


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