Building Carbon Zero California: implementing efficiency for cities and regions

Wed, 03/20/2013 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

This day-long symposium will focus on large-scale commercial, institutional and educational projects. We will look at how cities and regions can implement Net Zero strategies and discuss what the impediments (and incentives) are for doing so now.

Our lineup of speakers currently includes:

Alex Steffen to keynote the day's presentations. Alex's new book, 'Carbon Zero,' sees Passive House as a viable means to achieve our carbon emissions goals.
Joke Dockx (pronounced 'Yokey Docs') from the City of Brussels' Institute for the Environment. Ms. Dockx has supervised the transformation/conversion of over 102,000 m2 of buildings to super-low energy standard construction within the City of Brussels. An additional 44 Passive House buildings are under construction. The City has mandated that all new buildings must meet the Passive House standard by 2015 and is on track to have most of the existing municipal buildings retrofitted to meet that requirement.
Mary James: former Home Energy Magazine editor, has written her third book on Passive House buildings in the US, "American Passive House Developments." The book is focussed on multi-family, commercial and multi-purpose projects already completed around the country.

Additional information about the event, including a full schedule, can found at the Symposium website.

Tickets can be purchased here:



PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA (map)