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October 17, 2018

Symposium on the Changing Face of ZNE and Responsible Grid Citizenship
October 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
CBE & ASHRAE Seminar Event

More than ten years ago the California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established aspirational goals of Zero Net Energy (ZNE) for all new residential construction by 2020 and all new nonresidential and highrise residential construction by 2030 with half of existing buildings being renovated to ZNE by 2030.

Over the past decade these goals have evolved and the steps to achieve them have been discussed, debated, and fleshed out. The definition and implementation path for ZNE, the metrics to be employed, and role of the electric grid and utility infrastructure have all evolved over time and continue to evolve. More recently, awareness has grown that ZNE is not a goal in itself, but simply a step towards deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonization of the California economy is now seen as essential to achieving the state’s 2050 greenhouse gas targets.

A group of exceptional speakers will discuss topics related to state policy as well as building design and operations essential to moving to ZNE and beyond toward an efficient, low-carbon California. 

Register and learn more about speakers HERE

This event is free and all sponsorships go directly to ASHRAE research!

Future Meetings

February 20, 2019

ENGINEERS WEEK ASHRAE STEM OUTREACH

February 20, 2019
9:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Resources for Science Program in Emeryville

Emeryville, CA

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
 

February 21, 2019

Golden Gate ASHRAE & I2SL Northern California Joint Meeting - Title 24 Prescriptive Requirements for Laboratory and Factory Exhaust Systems

February 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2019 version of the California Energy Commission, Title 24, will for the first time, address fan energy consumption in laboratory and factory exhaust systems. In previous versions of Title 24, Laboratory exhaust systems were exempted from the Building
 

March 07, 2019

PEC Energy Trivia Night

March 07, 2019
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20354

Assemble your group and join us for a night of energy trivia, healthy and seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and music. This event will have teams of participants working together to answer trivia questions, our questions will be energy-related. Register for an eve
 

April 04, 2019

PEC Evening Lecture Series: Pathways to 2050 – Decarbonization in a High Renewables Future

April 04, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20357

Snuller (Snu) Price, Senior Partner at Energy + Environmental Economics (E3), will discuss his firm’s work for the California Energy Commission, examining scenarios to achieve California's ambitious climate goals. Snu will outline key strategies that must
 

May 02, 2019

PEC Evening Lecture Series: The Latest on Energy Storage

May 02, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20359

Solar pioneer and author Danny Kennedy and colleague Yi Ke will update you on what's happening in the important and dynamic field of energy storage, both nationally and globally. Learn to recognize the latest key developments in energy storage and determi
 

June 06, 2019

PEC Evening Lecture Series: Biologically Focused Lighting – The Truth About Circadian Lighting

June 06, 2019
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20355

Industry trends are moving towards color tuning lights for circadian regulation, often with little understanding of the relationships between light, color and circadian stimulation. Robert Soler will define "social jet lag", and how its impact on health i