Economics of Net Zero Energy

Economics of Net Zero Energy

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January 24th 9:00am – 10:00am

The true costs and benefits of a Net Zero Energy building can be difficult to isolate in a rapidly changing market. So how can you make the business case for a Net Zero Energy building? We will discuss potential financing mechanisms, including some tools that have recently emerged. This conversation will have representatives from multiple fields in order to provide feedback across the spectrum of development.

  1. Learn about the costs and benefits of building with Net Zero Energy
  2. Understand strategies that help acheive a Net Zero Energy building
  3. Discuss how to properly track costs using tools built for Net Zero Energy buildings
  4. Recognize the hurdles and success of the economics of Net Zero Energy buildings

Ralph DiNola

CEO, New Buildings Institute 
New Buildings Institute CEO, Ralph DiNola, has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. For more than 20 years he has served as a consultant to developers, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects. Ralph has a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from University of Oregon.

Rob Harmon

Coalition Secretariat, MEETS Accelerator Coalition

Rob Harmon is a serial environmental entrepreneur and policy expert. He has worked in the fields of energy productivity, renewable energy and water for nearly 30 years. Since 1998, Rob has focused on creating practical, scalable alternatives to outdated, entrenched, transaction structures. He helped found the Renewable Energy Markets Association, and served as Chairman of its National Policy Committee.

Adam Sledd

Director, Market Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads the Institute for Market Transformation’s efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy-efficiency strategies. He helps individual companies, trade associations and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship. He speaks frequently on the topic of energy efficiency to a variety of audiences including green building professionals, Chamber of Commerce executives and commercial real estate brokers.