Net-Zero Energy Initiatives
July 28th, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
About this Event
Net-Zero Energy has developed from a fringe movement to approaching mainstream. Net-Zero Energy defined: A Zero Carbon Building is a highly energy-efficient building that produces on-site, or procures, carbon-free renewable energy or high-quality carbon offsets in an amount sufficient to offset the annual carbon emissions associated with building materials and operations.
The District of Columbia incorporated Appendix Z to their Energy Code to delineate requirements for achieving an Net-Zero Energy classification for a project in Washington, DC. This is not mandatory at the moment, but allows developers to show compliance to an actual standard, and serves as a signal to future building requirements that may be mandated as efficiency goals are upgraded.
Based in Washington, D.C., Anica Landreneau (Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, BREEAM Assessor) leads HOK’s global sustainable design practice, serving on the firm’s board of directors and design board. Anica has served multiple terms on the District of Columbia Green and Energy Codes TAG, Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Council and was recently appointed to the Building Energy Performance Standard Task Force. Anica serves on the national USGBC LEED Advisory Committee, AIA Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the IECC 2021 Development Committee, and the Consultative Council for the National Institute for Building Sciences.
Anica will speak about the policy development process for the District of Columbia and project examples she has seen and overseen within HOK.
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