Every year for more than a decade, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) has hosted the Building Energy conference which features workshops by leaders in the field of renewable energy and high performance buildings. This year, SDA’s own Steven Strong and Luke McKneally (AIA, LEED) will discuss commercial and institutional zero net energy buildings. Steven began his career 40 years ago with a focus on buildings that harness renewable energy and since then SDA has developed PV and BIPV for buildings large and small. Now that the success of residential buildings that produce as much energy as they use is now commonplace, we are happily pushing the envelope. The next net zero frontier is the commercial and institutional sector, which is proves to be more challenging. These facilities tend to be far more energy intensive, their energy loads may not be as easily modeled as those in residences, and reduction of energy use cannot rely on occupants’ conservative consumption patterns to the degree that it can in a house. The NESEA workshop will present the emerging generation of Zero Net Energy commercial and institutional buildings powered by wind and solar in different climate zones from coast to coast.
We’re excited to be collaborating with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as they become a leading example of energy efficiency and zero net energy facilities. SDA designed the rooftop solar array for the Commonwealth’s first state-owned zero net energy building, a health and student services facility at North Shore Community College in Danvers, was completed in October 2011.
Catch Steven and Luke’s presentation at NESEA Building Energy 2012
Seaport World Trade Center
Tuesday, March 6, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Visit us at booth #660 at NESEA Building Energy 2012
See more of SDA’s recent ZNEB projects
See our website for more information about zero net energy buildings