Achieving Zero-Energy Building Design






This course applies to commercial buildings with case studies that focus on zero-energy K-12 schools. The intended audience is design practitioners looking to improve skills in high-efficiency building design. The course provides a sound skill and knowledge base on the suggested recommendations, strategies, and solution packages for designing and constructing a zero-energy building. Starting with the fundamentals of zero-energy buildings, this course progresses through recommended team-building strategies and critical project planning elements and concludes with multiple modules dedicated to technical building science topics. Two of these technical modules provide in-depth content for architectural and engineering audiences, while others focus on building envelope, HVAC systems, and plug loads. Developed by DOE in collaboration with the AEDG partner organizations (AIA, ASHRAE, IES, USGBC), the course consists of 12 modules plus a mastery exercise. (I-P), 7.0 PDHs. AIA approved.