The City of Boston is considering a proposal to require all new buildings to produce as much energy as they consume. With thick insulation, controlled ventilation, and solar panels, these types of buildings are called “Net Zero” since they have zero greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. The Distillery North, an apartment building in South Boston, is one example of a Net Zero building that’s so efficient it even meets the rigorous standards of Passive House. Boston even has some that make more energy than they consume, termed “Energy Positive or E+,” such as these in the Fort Hill neighborhood of Roxbury.
If you want to know more about how we can build better buildings that make as much energy as they use while being light-filled, comfortable, and affordable to heat and cool, please join Mass Climate Action Network for a webinar this Wednesday.
This webinar discussion, which is a continuation of earlier Net Zero Roundtable discussions hosted by MCAN, will provide in-depth answers to questions you might have about Net Zero buildings, Passive House buildings, maximizing energy efficiency for buildings and finding new ways to make sure that our built environment is a source of clean and renewable energy.
What: Net Zero Webinar
When: Wednesday, August 15th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: RSVP here for information about the sign-in and log-on information.
The panel of speakers includes:
- Michael Davis—Senior Program Officer for Lending and the Green Retrofit Initiative at Local Initiatives Support Corporation
- Meredith Elbaum—Executive Director, US Green Building Council MA
- Aaron Gunderson—Executive Director, Passive House Massachusetts
- Nicole Sanches, Clean Energy Coordinator from Metropolitan Area Planning Council
- Puja Vohra— Principal Consultant/Owner, Green Elements, LLC
We hope you can join us to learn more about the countless opportunities to make our buildings and built environment a source of renewable energy.