ASHRAE Opens Registration for free webcast on net zero buildings.

Press Release Summary:

Registration for "Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency & Cost Paradox" opened as of March 21. This free webcast, scheduled for April 21, 2016 from 1–4 pm EDT and offered by ASHRAE's Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC), will feature  presenters discussing technical and financial challenges in achieving net zero buildings. Presenters include David Underwood (ASHRAE), Marc Brune (PAE), Philip Macey (AIA), and Paul Torcellini (NREL).

Original Press Release:

ASHRAE Webcast Registration Opens March 21

ATLANTA – Registration for the 2016 ASHRAE Webcast, “Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency & Cost Paradox,” opens today, March 21, at There is no fee for registration.

The webcast will broadcast live on April 21, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. EDT. This webcast is offered by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC).

“The presenters will discuss the primary technical and financial challenges in achieving net zero buildings,” Nathan Hart, chair of the CTTC Webcast Ad Hoc Committee, said. “Viewers will learn the importance of, and why we should strive for, net zero in the built environment. The focus will be on realistic solutions and methods of energy conservation.”

Webcast presenters are:

2015-16 ASHRAE President David Underwood, P.Eng., CPMP, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Marc Brune, P.E., senior associate and mechanical engineer, PAE, Portland, Ore.

Philip Macey, AIA, national director of collaborative delivery, JE Dunn Construction, Denver, Colo.

Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.E., principal engineer for commercial building research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.

The Webcast has been approved for three HSW Learning Units (LU/HSW) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and three Continuing Education Hours (CEs) by GBCI.  The state of New York also recognizes AIA course approval.

Visit for more information on the webcast and continuing education credits, as well as ASHRAE net zero resources.

Not able to view the live webcast? Register to take advantage of the free online on demand webcast, which allows viewers unlimited access to the webcast online until May 6, 2016. Registration is required to view the on demand webcast.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 54,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at

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