The AIA CA chapter , with support from Pacific Gas & Electric, engaged Ann Edminster to develop a concise set of guidelines to help you make sense accomplishing a zero energy project without having to reinvent the wheel. While the ZNE Primer contains some information specific to code requirements in the state of CA, it has applicability to all designers and builders looking to build better and hit zero. Ann will provide an overview of key points in the Primer, which includes several checklists and a plethora of curated resources.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
1. Know more about organized steps to take to achieve zero energy.
2. Prioritize aspects of building design based on their impact on energy outcomes.
3. Learn common pitfalls to avoid.
4. Understand resources available to assist in developing successful zero energy projects.
Instructor: Ann Edminster
Ann Edminster, M.Arch., is an international expert on sustainable residential construction and zero net energy. A principal developer of LEED for Homes, Ann authored Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, the award-winning guide to designing and building zero-energy homes. She consults on zero-energy initiatives throughout North America, served as a 2015 US DOE Solar Decathlon juror, and is the interim executive director of the Net Zero Energy Coalition. She collaborates with building professionals, utilities, non-profits, supply chain clients, investors, public agencies, and homeowners to create leading-edge projects and advocate for zero-energy and low-carbon building solutions at all scales.