Zero Energy Courses

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Below is a sample of Zero Energy courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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High Performance Zero Energy Home Design

High performance zero energy homes provide many benefits including cost savings, energy resiliency, durability, comfort, and sustainable operation. While these types of homes have been built for a long time, the knowledge of how to build them has historically been kept by few. Now with increasingly stringent building codes across the U.S., driven by long-term energy policy and growing demands on the energy grid, all builders and implementers need to know how to build high performance. 

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and the Year Ahead

"Zero Energy Ready Homes" have grown from a niche product unfamiliar to many, to a standard offering in the marketplace found in codes, stretch codes, and many utility and affordable housing programs. But we're still in the early stages of the journey to zero. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes program is moving to Version 2 in 2022, which will incorporate more proven innovations and establish ZERH as the jumping off point for net zero performance. At the same time, Zero Energy Ready Homes have reached a new high with major commitments from large production builders, affordable housing developers, and military housing projects. Finally, the program is launching the ZERH-Multifamily spec in 2022 to serve as the next step for Energy Star Multifamily New Construction builders. During this session we invite you to learn more about these exciting program advancements and share your input and questions.

Instructor: Eric Werling, Jaime Van Mourik
CEUs: 1 LU AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits

A Conversation About Building Zero Energy Homes

In this podcast style live conversation, Join Justin Wilson and Gord Cooke (Construction Instruction), Robby Schwarz (BUILDTank), Bill Rectanus (Thrive Home Builders), and Seth Hart as we discuss the current state of Zero Energy Homes. Skip the PowerPoint and enjoy this conversation where we wrestle with how to make zero energy homes mainstream homes.

Instructor: Gord Cooke, Justin Wilson, Bill Rectanus, Robby Schwarz, Seth Hart
CEUs: 1 LU|HSW AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits

All Electric & Fossil Fuel Free: The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home

As climate change drives code advancement, learn how the Ultimate Z.E.N. Home eliminates the use of fossil fuels in a production-built home. 

Instructor: Rich Binsacca, Jack Armstrong, Sam Rashkin, Karla Butterfield, & Bill Rectanus
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