The 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum 2018 will take place on April 17th – 18th, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Zero energy is a movement that will transform the built environment by mid-century. Policy drivers, emerging technologies and advanced design and operational practices are resulting in ultra-efficient buildings beyond anything we have seen before.
The number of zero energy (ZE) buildings, those that are so energy efficient they only consume as much energy as can be produced from onsite renewable energy resources, is doubling each year. And while this market is relatively new it is poised to develop rapidly. Research estimates that worldwide zero energy building revenue is expected to exceed $1.4 trillion annually by 2035.
The world’s leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives, and others will gather at the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum. Participants will share perspectives on the growth of ZE, learn about best practices for successful projects and collaborate on opportunities for ZE to transform the built environment.
Workshops include: Zeroing in on Districts and Scale on ZNE Projects; Advanced Jurisdictions: Cities and States Take the Lead on Driving Zero; Creating Optimal Buildings for the New Electricity Grid; Next Gen Workshop for Students and Young Professionals.
Tours will include Phipps Conservatory, Hazelwood Green redevelopment project; Pittsburgh 2030 District Walking Tour; Morningside Crossing Senior Living Center; and the Chatham University Eden Hall Campus, home to the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.