The Symposium on Zero Net Energy Buildings and Beyond: Balancing Building and Grid Objectives will take place on October 25th in San Francisco, California, United States. The Center for the Built Environment, ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, and PG&E will be hosting this free Symposium and will also offer it as a live webcast. In a zero-net energy world, operation of both buildings and the electric grid need to be more flexible and responsive. This Symposium will explore the interaction of ZNE buildings, DERs, and the increasingly renewable-rich electrical grid. It will bring together engineering and design professionals, policy experts, researchers and other thought leaders to address how recent successes are changing existing ZNE paradigms, and how our policies, building energy standards, and aspirational ‘Big Bold Energy Strategies’ should evolve to deliver deep greenhouse gas reductions and a healthy economy in the next decade.