ZNE Workshops in Bay Area


Zero Energy Regional Workshops –  May 28 & 29

May 28 is for local government staff. The following jurisdictions have already RSVP’d: Alameda County, Angels Camp, Atherton, Burlingame, Daly City, Fremont, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Sacramento (State of California), San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Walnut Creek. We’re recommending that each jurisdiction bring a group of 3 to 5 people, including planning, building, and sustainability staff, although it’s fine if just one can attend. The optional tour of the David and Lucile Packard Building is filling up quickly, so register as soon as possible to reserve your space!  The agenda and more information is posted here.

May 29 is for homeowners, real estate professionals, and building professionals. We’d especially like to request your help getting the word out to residents who may be considering remodeling or rebuilding their home. Sample promotional text that could go on NextDoor (very effective), Facebook, your city website, or your city email newsletter is below. Flyers are posted online. 2 Preview webinars on our website introduce the concept of zero energy to builders and homeowners/real estate professionals.

Promotional text for residents:

Thinking about remodeling or rebuilding your home? You’ll want to consider building it to Zero Energy standards, which will be required by California building code starting in 2020. Because Zero Energy homes are extremely energy efficient (with minimal cost to operate), they can be a great investment and create a more comfortable, healthy environment for your family.  To learn about this new home trend and network with Zero Energy building experts, please attend the upcoming Zero Energy Workshop and Resource Fair on May 29.

Creating a Zero Energy Home – May 29 in Portola Valley

11:30am-1:30pm Networking Lunch and Resource Fair

1:30pm-3:30pm Workshop

3:30pm Tour of a Zero Energy home in Palo Alto (optional)

Sponsored by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, PG&E, and the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS. For more information and to register, visit http://smcenergywatch.com/zero_energy_events

Want a sneak peak? Watch this one-hour webinar: “Beautiful, Comfortable Zero Energy Homes

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