Creating Zero Net Energy Buildings – SJCC

[event concluded 4/23/15]

Creating Zero Net Energy Buildings
with Off-the-Shelf Technologies

CaliforniaGeo LogoCaliforniaGeo’s True Zero Net Energy Seminar+Webinar, Creating Zero Net Energy Buildings with Off-the-Shelf Technologies, is set for April 23rd at San Jose City College (SJCC). Save a spot on your calendar to learn how progress will be made toward an all-ZNE new residential building requirement for 2020, with another one for commercial buildings by 2030. If your business is not prepared for making new buildings carbon-free and ZNE in five short years— reserve your seat to learn how ZNE is happening in both the new and (retrofit) built environment. Plan on attending this technology and case study-rich session. The advanced building train is leaving the station. Be sure you’re on it!

You’ve got two ways to participate. Attend in person at San Jose City College in San Jose, California or spare the air and attend via webinar from the comfort of your desk. Seating is limited for both, we suggest you register today.

AIA (Provider #50111242) Credits: 7 Learning Units

Do you believe ZNE should = Zero Net Energy + Zero Net Emissions + Zero Net Water ???

Are you prepared to do business in a carbon-free space conditioning world?


Our Speakers (partial list):

The 50 State / 139 nation pathway to a 100% renewable and carbon-free economy using wind, water, and solar power
Mark Z. Jacobson
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Atmosphere Energy Program, Stanford University

Energy Efficiency 2.0: A Prerequisite for Achieving our Zero Net Energy and GHG Goals
Dian Grueneich
Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
CPUC Commissioner Emeritus

Can Natural Gas contribute to Getting to Zero Net Energy?
A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas
Robert W. Howarth (via live video feed)
Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University (via live video feed)

How close are California’s actions for Zero Net Energy to its policies? What technologies get us to a True ZNE future without carbon?
Bill Martin, Principal, Martin Energetics, CaliforniaGeo Board Chair

Cradle to Cradle® Design for Energy Positive Places: Nike, NASA, and More
Dave Johnson, Partner | Managing Director, William McDonough + Partners
“California’s current goals for sustainability are increasingly aggressive. Applying the Cradle to Cradle® framework for design has never been as appropriate as it is today.”

Public Policy Challenges to Using Geothermal Heat Pumps as a ZNE Tool
Doug Dougherty, President & CEO, GEO: The Geothermal Exchange Organization

Passive and Active Solar Thermal are Key Tools for Getting to ZNE
Bruce Baccei, Emerging Technologies Project Manager, Energy R&D, SMUD

Optimizing Solar PV with Geothermal Heat Pumps
Paul Bony, Director of Residential Market Development & Western Regional Sales, ClimateMaster; CaliforniaGeo Board Member

Honda Smart Home, Demonstrating a Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Personal Mobility
Residential ZNE Case Study – Honda Smart Home US
Michael Koenig, Project Engineer, Environmental Business, American Honda Motor Co.

Geothermal heat pumps: A pathway to ZNE for schools, homes and businesses
Lisa Meline P.E.,LEED-AP, Meline Engineering


How much does it cost?

      General Admission: $150.00 With or without CEUs (includes lunch)
      Non-profit Admission: California non-profits, academic institutions, utilities, state agencies: $35.00 No CEUs but lunch is included (Limited seating: 20)

      With CEUs $125.00
      Without CEUs $25.00



Our Sponsors



geologo_site_100928Education Program-Sponsor
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is the voice of the U.S. geothermal heat pump industry. In a changing energy world, our government affairs and public outreach strategies are more important than ever before to knocking down barriers to industry growth. As a non-profit trade association, our mission is to support our members’ business objectives while promoting maximum, sustainable growth of the geothermal heat pump industry. One of our primary goals is to assist, help coordinate, and support the efforts of state and regional geothermal heat pump advocacy organizations. With CaliforniaGeo, we want to encourage all Californians to increase their use of geothermal heat pump technology, in keeping with the Golden State’s robust history of energy efficiency adoption. GEO stands behind educational efforts that help the public understand the efficiency and environmental benefits of our heating and cooling technology, prompting people to “go clean and green.” The sustainable growth of the geothermal heat pump industry in California and the Nation will help sustain the quality of our lives in the environment we all share.


Seminar Host: San Jose City College
SanJoseCityCollege_logoThe Mission of San Jose City College is to effect social justice by providing open and equitable access to quality education and programs that both challenge and prepare individuals for successful careers and active participation in a diverse, global society.

Our Mission aligns with our Vision statement, “Inspiring Success…One Student at a Time” as well as the Vision statement of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District, that “By the year 2017, SJECCD becomes the premier institution for advancing opportunity, equity, and social justice for everyone through education excellence”.

To fulfill our commitment to student success and assist students of all ages and background in achieving their education, employment, and life-long learning goals, SJCC offers the following:

  • Two year college degrees and certificates
  • Lower-division transfer and general education courses
  • Basic skills and English as a Second Language instruction
  • Career and technology training

Come see our campus and facilities and let us help you on your journey to success!