Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings: Obstacles and Lessons Learned

When:  Mar 5, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)

This webinar will flatten the learning curve for designers undertaking—or hoping to undertake—a net zero energy project.

Attendees will gain knowledge about processes to engage in and pitfalls to avoid while learning how to approach the challenges peculiar to designing a net zero energy building. Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP, will present the lessons learned from interviewing nearly 80 project team members on 17 buildings that are performing as net zero energy. The lessons are drawn from a variety of project types but can be applied to housing.


Earn 1 HSW


Learning objectives:

  1. identify how the design process for net zero energy buildings differs from that of LEED and other projects

  2. implement design strategies and processes that can contribute to net zero energy performance

  3. analyze the differences in design team-client relationships and client management in projects aspiring to perform at net zero energy as compared to conventional projects

  4. prepare to achieve post-occupancy performance and occupant satisfaction



Linda Reeder, FAIA

Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP is the author of the book Net Zero Energy Buildings: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. She is an associate professor of Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University. Her consulting practice is based in New Haven..

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