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ASHRAE Columbus November Event

Topic: Creating a World of Zero Energy Buildings

With the advancement of energy efficiency and the rapid decrease in cost of solar electric systems, the concept of creating a building that produces as much energy as it consumes is becoming a reality.  This presentation will look at how to achieve a zero energy building, the process for achieving success, and some of the technologies that are used to achieve this goal.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand what is required to create a Zero Energy Building

2. Understand metrics used and how to compute whether a building is or is not a zero energy building

3. Describe a process for achieving a zero energy building with limited capital

4. Explain how to set and achieve aggressive energy targets

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Paul Torcellini Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University

Paul Torcellini is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University and a Principal Engineer for Commercial Buildings Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a DOE national laboratory.  Paul has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and articles related to energy efficiency and zero-energy commercial buildings. Among his many awards, Paul has received two ASHRAE Technology Awards for his energy-efficient buildings work and two Energy User News magazine's Efficient Building Awards. Paul was key in creating the performance based procurement process used to achieve zero energy building status for NREL's Research Support Facility and has been key in the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide series from ASHRAE. Paul is a registered Professional Engineer holding a PhD from Purdue University.  

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