ZNE Building Design and Performance Verification Methodologies (2016)

Client: EM&V, PG&E

Project Team: TRC

The full report is posted online by the California Public Utilities Commission here


West Village Development : Zero Net Energy Assessment and Verification & Resident Engagement (2016)

Client: Zero Net Energy / Emerging Technologies Program, PG&E

Project Team: Noresco, Sustainable Design + Behavior

The final reports for the ZNE Assessment and Verification and Resident Engagement projects are posted on the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council site here.


Residential ZNE Market Characterization (2015)

Client: EM&V, PG&E

Project Team: TRC

The full report is posted online here


Zero Net Energy Assessment & Verification for the West Village Development - Interim Report (2014)

Client: Zero Net Energy / Emerging Technologies Program, PG&E

Project Team: Noresco

The full report is posted on the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council site here.


Measurement and Verification for the Zero Net Energy Stevens Library (2014)

Client: Zero Net Energy / Emerging Technologies Program, PG&E

Project Team: The Cadmus Group, Inc.

The full report is posted on the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council site here.


Sweetwater Spectrum Community Zero Net Energy Monitoring Performance Evaluation Report (2014)

Client: Zero Net Energy / Emerging Technologies Program, PG&E

Project Team: Davis Energy Group

The full report is posted on the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council site here.


Cottle House Zero Net Energy Home MonitorinG (2014)

Client: Zero Net Energy / Emerging Technologies Program, PG&E

Project Team: Davis Energy Group

The full report is posted on the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council site here.


De Young Zero Net Energy Home - Final Project Summary Report (2013)

Client: Zero Net Energy, PG&E

Project Team: BIRAenergy

The full report is available here.


THE ROAD TO ZNE: PATHWAYS TO ZNE BUILDINGS IN CALIFORNIA (2012)

Client: Zero Net Energy Pilot Program, PG&E

Project Team: 

  • Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. (HMG, now TRC)
  • Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
  • CTG Energetics
  • Portland State University
  • New Buildings Institute

The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (2008) set ambitious goals for zero net energy (ZNE) for residential and commercial new construction. These goals are challenging both technically and from a building industry change perspective. While at TRC, Dr. Brown was part of the lead study team that translated the Strategic Plan targets into an actionable framework and identified gaps, barriers, and opportunities towards ZNE, recommended pathways to ZNE, and prioritized research, regulatory, and market needs and next steps. At Resource Refocus, Ms. LaRue provided research guidance and project management coordination for the IOUs on behalf of PG&E.

The full report is posted by the California Public Utilities Commission here.


The technical Feasibility of Zero Net Energy Buildings in California (2012)

Client: Zero Net Energy Pilot Program, PG&E

Project Team: Arup

The full report is posted by the California Public Utilities Commission here.