Wednesday April 15, 2009
Following up on the NESEA Building Energy 2009 conference, and on our March forum on achieving first-level efficiency measures, we are very lucky to have Paul Eldrenkamp as our April forum speaker .
Paul will speak on the next level of achieving energy efficiencies, on deep energy retrofits for the real world. How might we reach the goal of Net Zero Energy housing, going beyond new housing construction and examing the questions surrounding the exisiting housing stock? How can we get it ready for 21st century realities of rising energy costs and rising carbon levels? How can one approach this important problem: What does work? What might work? What definitely doesn't work?
Paul was recently certified as the first Passive House Consultant in New England, one of only fourteen certified consultants in the United States. He is also the chair of the residential sector working group, a subgroup of Gov. Deval Patrick's Zero Net Energy Task Force, that will address ways to overcome barriers to zero net energy homes in the state of Massachusetts.