The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.
Affordable, Green Homes with DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and Enterprise Green Communities October 27, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (ET) Register
Since it can often be cost-prohibitive to substantially upgrade homes, integrating energy and performance during construction represents a significant opportunity to deliver truly affordable housing for low-income families. That's where the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program comes in. Join us as we discuss how ZERH and Enterprise Green Communities can be paired to deliver high performance affordable housing. ZERH systematically integrates best practices for both energy efficiency and home performance that help ensure ultra-low utility bills along with superior comfort, indoor air quality, moisture management and renewable readiness. In other words, DOE ZERH labeled homes are much better prepared to deliver true affordability. And Zero Energy Ready Homes are easily within reach for projects meeting the Enterprise Green Communities program. In this webinar you'll hear from DOE Zero Energy Ready Home staff about the market drivers for these homes, the benefits for residents and the easy lift for Green Communities projects to earn Zero Energy Ready Home certification. DOE ZERH Presenters: • Sam Rashkin, US DOE, Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office • Jamie Lyons, Newport Partners, Technical Director for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home