Here's a rare opportunity to tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This is being offered in conjunction with the 2013 NASEO Annual Meeting.
Zero net energy (ZNE) has unprecedented potential to transform the way buildings use energy. This ultra-efficiency goal is one that owners can define, design teams can reach for and occupants desire. An increasing number of buildings are meeting this standard, raising confidence that a ZNE goal is realistic given current building technologies and design approaches. ZNE buildings also offer an opportunity to create future-ready, resilient spaces that are resistant to volatile energy markets and remain operational in the face of natural disasters or other emergencies.
This fall, the National Association of State
Energy Officials (NASEO) is dedicating the last two days of its annual meeting—September 17-18—to issues related to zero net energy performance in buildings. Under a partnership with New Buildings Institute (NBI), NASEO will host a first-of-its-kind forum bringing together a cross-section of leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives. Attendees will share perspectives on the growth of ZNE policies and projects and discuss the future of these extremely efficient buildings that produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.
What: Getting to Zero National Forum at the NASEO Annual Meeting
Where: The Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado
When: NASEO Annual Meeting Sept. 15-17
Getting to Zero National Forum Sept. 17-18
be attending the Getting to Zero National Forum?
Are you interested in a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory?
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, located on NREL’s South Table Mountain Campus. It was designed to accelerate renewable-energy process and manufacturing research for both near-term and next-generation technologies and
to reduce the time delays associated with transferring technology to industry. The building itself is an education in energy efficient technology and techniques; including heating and cooling, lighting, insulation, controls and renewable energy resource integration.
At 1:30 on Wednesday September 18, after the Forum adjourns, those interested Getting to Zero National Forum participants can join an hour and a half group tour of the NREL facilities.
Contact Shanti Pless at Shanti.Pless@...
, to add your name to the list. Please have your ID available on-site.
Non-US citizens need to fill out paperwork to be allowed on-site, please contact Shanti to get the forms filled out beforehand.