Getting to Zero Net Energy Buildings: Present and Future


The California Energy Commission staff will host a one-hour webinar to provide information on innovative projects focusing on zero net energy (ZNE) buildings.

Getting to Zero Net Energy Buildings: Present and Future
Thursday, March 9, 2017
10 am-11 am, Pacific Standard Time


  • Jerine Ahmed, Southern California Edison, and Ram Narayanamurthy, Electric Power Research Institute, will discuss retrofitting multifamily buildings for maximum energy efficiency and benefits.
  • Richard Brown, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will discuss the benefits and challenges of direct current (DC) distribution systems for powering “native” DC equipment such as lighting, plug-load devices, and energy storage systems in ZNE buildings and facilities.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council whose members include Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and the California Energy Commission. The California Public Utilities Commission provides oversight of the activities of the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council.

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Meeting number: 927 296 308
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