- February 23, 2012: 9:00 am — 2:00 pm
The Net-Zero House Conference – Propelling Green Building Concepts into Mainstream
Thurs, Feb. 23rd • 9.00am-2.00pm • Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd and Buchanan St.), San Francisco, CA
9:00am Registration & Coffee
9:20am WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
RENE VAN DEN HOEVEL, Managing Director, German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., Office for the Western U.S.
MODERATOR: DAN GEIGER, Executive Director, USGBC – Northern California Chapter
9:30am KEYNOTE SPEECH
DR. DANIEL M. KAMMEN, Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank and UC Berkeley
9:55am PANEL DISCUSSION: GREEN HOMES – RETROFITTING VS. NEW CONSTRUCTION
Panel will cover topics including advancements in sustainable buildingmaterials, transparency in building materials, design aspects, zero waste construction, energy monitoring etc., as well as case studies ofreference projects.
TENAYA ASAN, Senior Manager, Build It Green
JAMES BILL, Licensed Architect + LEED AP, Z I A
DR. DAVID EDWARDS, LEED AP & President, Earth Bound Homes
RYAN SHELBY, Co-Founder, Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES)
10:45am Coffee Break
11:05am PANEL DISCUSSION: MAINSTREAM ACCEPTANCE OF THE NET-ZERO ENERGY HOME & PASSIVE HOUSE
Panel will cover topics including policy, rebates & tax incentives as well as the marketing aspects to make the Net-Zero House & Passive House concepts more attractive to the general public. Experts will further address issues regarding upfront costs, premiums to build passive houses, general availability of advanced materials, energy savings, ROI, comfort & quality of living, durability etc.
KEVIN CASEY, President, New Avenue Homes
ANN V. EDMINSTER, M.Arch., LEED AP, Net-Zero Energy Home Consultant & Educator, Design AVEnues
BENJAMIN FINKELOR, Executive Director, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
ALLEN GILLIAND, Building Designer and Principal, One Sky Homes
REUBEN SCHWARTZ, LEED AP, Residential Energy Efficiency Manager, Department of the Environment, City & County of San Francisco
11:55am PANEL DISCUSSION: RESIDENTIAL PV & BUILDING INTEGRATED PV
The discussion will cover innovations and high-performance technologies in the field of residential PV as well as building-integrated PV. Panelists will discuss current best practices and present latest reference projects.
ADAM HAN, Senior Project Engineer, Q-Cells
MICHAEL LAKNER, VP Sales West, Product & Engineering, Schueco
ROBERT SCHWARZINGER, Director, Medium Power Solutions, SMA America, LLC
GREG WORTHINGTON, Principal, Lux Design
12:45pm Networking Lunch + Tour of the dasHAUS Pavilion
>>>If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at http://sanfrancisco.dashaustour.com/rsvp/.