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Solar Power Happy Hour

What is net zero energy? Why is it important? How is it done? Real estate agents, architects, builders, consultants, policy makers, and others with interest in green building gathered at Green Canopy’s newest home in the Central District to find out on August 9.

Built Green Solar Power Happy Hour, photo courtesy Stevie Rotella
Built Green Solar Power Happy Hour, photo courtesy Stevie Rotella
Green Canopy Homes, photo courtesy Stevie Rotella

If a building is net zero, that means it produces as much renewable energy as it uses over the course of a year. In this case, the home everyone gathered in for food, drinks, fun, and education has solar panels on the roof which, when combined with an efficient structure and appliances, mean the future residents will likely have no energy bills!

To learn more about the homes of the future—and of the present—watch this presentation to a packed crowd! Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Sam Lai discusses Green Canopy’s journey to building net zero and their theory of change.
  • Albert Clark explains real estate trends and how net zero interfaces with those.
  • Leah Missik educates the audience about the Built Green® certification and the Net Zero Energy label.
  • Tadashi Shiga talks about how this home achieved these rigorous standards.
  • Joan Schrammeck explains the financial benefits of installing solar panels.

Your next best chance to learn more about green building and its environmental and social impacts is at the Built Green Conference on September 13! Register today.


Photos courtesy Stevie Rotella

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