Resource Refocus is coordinating the energy-related aspects of the Architecture at Zero competition, funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The competition will distribute up to $25,000 in total prize money. Registration closes January 10th, 2019 and submissions are due no later than January 28th, 2019.
Under the guidance and management of Resource Refocus, the third largest home construction company in the country unveiled their zero net energy prototype this month. This effort was coordinated as part of PG&E’s ZNE Production Builder Demonstration.
Architecture at Zero, is now live for 2016 submissions. This year’s site will be a mixed use building on San Francisco State University’s campus.
PG&E’s new Energy Training Center contains a ZNE designed house with interactive education tools for visitors to explore. Dr. Carrie Brown of Resource Refocus conducted energy analysis, ultimately providing the energy models behind the interactive dashboard.
On behalf of PG&E, Resource Refocus coordinated a presentation of the results of zero net energy (ZNE) residential project consultations on March 27, 2014, in Berkeley, CA.
The projects were presented by the technical consultant teams engaged by PG&E to assist project teams in designing and/or monitoring their ZNE projects. In addition, a residential program manager highlighted upcoming changes to residential PG&E incentive programs, and the CPUC provided an overview of the larger statewide ZNE residential issues and goals.
The presentations and case study handouts from the event are available here.
Resource Refocus co-coordinated this forum with the PG&E Zero Net Energy Pilot Program and the Rocky Mountain Institute on March 3rd at the Brower Center in Berkeley, CA.