Free: Net Zero Energy Buildings Webinar, 7-8 pm, August 15

  • 15 August 2018
  • Start time : 07:00 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : Mass Climate Action Network
Free Webinar, Net Zero
Event Description

Did you know that more than 40 percent of our energy consumption is coming from homes and commercial buildings? Our buildings and built environment are a large contributor to our carbon emissions. This presents an opportunity for us to update and restructure the way we are building to make sure that our homes and offices become energy efficient and help us begin to make our built environment the first step in reducing carbon emissions, saving costs on electricity as well as thinking of our built environment as self-sustaining and energy efficient ecosystems.

We hope you can join this webinar discussion, which will be a continuation of our Net Zero Roundtable discussions about Net Zero buildings, Passive House buildings and maximizing energy efficiency for buildings. The panelists will be available to answer any questions you might have about finding new ways to make sure that our built environment is a source of clean and renewable energy.

The panel of speakers includes:

Michael Davis—Senior Program Officer for Lending and the Green Retrofit Initiative at Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Meredith Elbaum—Executive Director, US Green Building Council MA
Aaron Gunderson—Executive Director, Passive House Massachusetts
Nicole Sanches, Clean Energy Coordinator from Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Puja Vohra— Principal Consultant/Owner, Green Elements, LLC

Come learn more about the countless opportunities to make our buildings and built environment a source of renewable energy.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Mass Climate Action Network
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Michael Davis—Senior Program Officer for Lending and the Green Retrofit Initiative at Local Initiatives Support Corporation: He joined LISC in 2012 and provides affordable housing owners across the state with technical assistance on energy efficiency, clean energy and healthy housing. Additionally, Mike also does lending statewide for LISC on community development projects. Mike has a Master’s of Urban Planning from New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council’s Massachusetts Chapter to represent the affordable housing sector.

      Meredith Elbaum—Executive Director, US Green Building Council MA: Meredith Elbaum is the Executive Director at the Massachusetts Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Before becoming ED, she was developing climate action plans, master plans, design guidelines and green buildings as President of the Elbaum Group, LLC. She works in helping to advance net positive communities in Massachusetts and beyond.

      Aaron Gunderson—Executive Director, Passive House Massachusetts: Passive House Massachusetts is a member-based non-profit that provides education, training, outreach, and advocacy for the Passive House standard and high-performance building strategies. He has a decade of experience in environmental organizing and field outreach for non-profits, advocacy groups, clean-tech companies, and solar power installers. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Green Building & Community Sustainability from Harvard University where he’s currently pursuing a master’s degree focusing on sustainable building design, greenhouse gas reduction efforts, and community-level climate adaptation. Aaron lives with his wife in Jamaica Plain and can frequently be found hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing across New England.

      Nicole Sanches, Clean Energy Coordinator from Metropolitan Area Planning Council: MAPC is the regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

      Puja Vohra— Principal Consultant/Owner, Green Elements, LLC: Puja has 18 years of experience with strategic planning for utility energy efficiency programs and energy and green building consulting. She recently started her own consulting, Green Elements LLC. Prior to that, as a Principal Analyst at National Grid, she was responsible for planning the commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs for their Rhode Island group. In addition, she managed and facilitated a multi-stakeholder Zero Energy Building Taskforce in Rhode Island culminating in a 2035 roadmap for zero energy goals. Puja has a graduate degree in building energy and climate science and an undergraduate in architecture.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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