Net-Zero Energy Building Design

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM Ecovillage at Ithaca 218 Rachel Carson Way SONG Common House Ithaca, NY 14850


This two-day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014) and author of the recently released Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings (Wiley, 2016) and Liz Walker, co-founder of EcoVillage Ithaca, and Executive Director of its educational arm, Learn@Ecovillage, as they address fundamentals and strategies for zero energy design. Ecovillage and cohousing concepts will be covered as well as site visits to homes and commercial community buildings at Ecovillage's three cohousing neighborhoods, emphasizing different green building approaches, styles and details, culminating in the newest neighborhood called TREE, one of the largest Passivhaus developments in North America, which includes a number of net zero homes.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students, women and low-income participants. Contact Liz Walker to apply.

The buildings at EcoVillage and the Net Zero event will be recognized nationally with a Brazilian TV Station RedeTV! on a television program called Good News. They will show examples of creative solutions to the social, environmental, and economic crisis that our planet faces.

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