SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 18
AUGUST 24TH, 2017
NET ZERO PLUS FACILITY
4 ANNUAL NET ZERO
ENERGY + WATER + WASTE
he Net Zero Conference, Energy +
Water + Waste, is the nation's largest event dedicated to net zero building
design. Attendee registration has nearly
doubled in each of its first three years,
reflecting the building industry's increasing interest in a net zero future. Verdical
Group, the conference organizer, is projecting the host venue to be at capacity
again this year with 600 attendees for
the fourth annual event on August 24,
2017. This annual conference draws a
wide array of high-level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing
Education Units for AIA, USGBC and LFA
professional credential holders.
Net Zero 2017 will include a full program of net zero case study presentations
from nationally leading AEC firms, two
panels, a large exhibitor table expo and
high-quality networking opportunities.
The conference features thought leaders from the International Living Future
Institute, National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL), New Buildings
Institute, Gensler, BNIM, Integral Group,
Southern California Edison, UCLA,
LADWP, SoCalGas and more.
Morning and afternoon keynotes
include Arup's Director for Global
Foresight, Research and Innovation, Dr.
Chris Luebkeman, and the Honorable R.
Rex Parris, mayor of the city of Lancaster,
California. Dr. Luebkeman travels the
world giving keynote addresses, talks
and workshops to government agencies, non-profits, corporations and
industry groups. His mission is to facilitate conversations about how to best
embrace change and its effects on the
built environment. The Honorable R.
Rex Parris, currently serving his fourth
term as mayor, has been at the forefront
of repositioning Lancaster as a global
leader in the field of alternative energy.
Mayor Parris' tenacity for serving his
A packed house listens as Kayleigh Gregory of Mohawk Group
presents on their net zero waste manufacturing initiatives.
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community has garnered many municipal "firsts," including shepherding the
city of Lancaster to becoming one of the
world's first net zero energy cities.
The conference host venue, the IBEWNECA Net Zero Plus facility, was featured
in a recent PBS documentary focused on
net zero buildings and narrated by TV
star Ted Danson, and is one of the few
net positive buildings in the country,
producing more energy that it uses annually. Multiple tours of this groundbreaking facility will be given by IBEW-NECA
technical staff on conference day so
attendees can see the net zero strategies
used in person that make this project
one of the highest performing buildings
in the country. The facility is a living
lab, complete with the latest energy efficiency features and building technology
including a massive solar array, electric
vehicle charging stations, energy use
dashboards, advanced lighting systems
Speakers from Gensler and Glumac present on a
collaborative project the two firms worked on together at
Net Zero 2016.