Net-Zero Energy Building Design Workshop

Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016

This two-day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014) and author of the recently released Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings (Wiley, 2016) and Liz Walker, co-founder of EcoVillage Ithaca, and Executive Director of its educational arm, Learn@Ecovillage, as they address fundamentals and strategies for zero energy design. Cohousing and ecovillage concepts will be covered as well as site visits to homes and commercial community buildings at EcoVillage’s three cohousing neighborhoods, emphasizing different green building approaches, styles and details, culminating in the newest neighborhood called TREE, one of the largest Passivhaus developments in North America, which includes a number of net zero homes.

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A limited number of scholarships are available for students, women and low-income participants. Contact Liz Walker to apply at or (607) 272-5149.

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