Pursuit of net zero energy: the Walgreens experience

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 · available on-demand

Cost: 
Free
Length: 
84 minutes
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As a result of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the various definitions of net zero, and how your building projects can utilize these definitions to stretch performance.
  • Explain the strategies and steps involved in designing net zero buildings.
  • Anticipate net zero implementation obstacles.
  • Refer to real-world solutions when pursing net zero.
  • Discuss how to utilize energy modeling to set sustainability goals for projects with aggressive energy reduction targets.
  • Locate credible resources pertaining to net zero.

Who should watch?
Architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, building owners, lighting designers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved in the building design process.

Join a team of experts who can get you up-to-speed on how to approach a net zero building project.

Attempting to achieve net zero energy creates unique design, engineering, and business challenges that require innovative solutions. During this webinar, we will explore net zero building fundamentals and share the approach for the Walgreens store in Evanston, IL, which is expected to achieve net zero status and LEED Platinum certification.

The team will discuss critical steps including making a business case for energy conservation, community engagement, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy modeling, and operations.

Agenda
Net zero buildings: What are they? Why do people want them?
Business challenges
Technical challenges
Energy modeling for net zero
Questions and answers

ComEd® Energy Efficiency new construction program

Building Energy Efficiency
The ComEd Energy Efficiency new construction program provides technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best).

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Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded by ComEd customers in compliance with Illinois law.