Net Zero Energy Building: The Future of Commercial Real Estate

Date May 8, 2019
Location DeSales University
Time 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Presented by: 
 John Costlow, President, Sustainable Energy Fund
 Russ Pacala, Principal, Spillman Farmer Architects
 Heather Schmidt, Design Architect, Spillman Farmer Architects

Commercial and residential buildings use almost 40% of the primary energy and approximately 70% of the electricity in the United States (EIA 2005). Toward this end, the U.S. Department of Energy has established an aggressive goal to create the technology and knowledge base for cost-effective net-zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. 

This session will discuss the design specifics and projected operational costs/ savings for the building. The SEF building will demonstrate that a net zero energy office building can be built at market-rate and that the energy savings make excellent business sense during the life of the building.

In 2019 Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) will build a 15,000 square feet new headquarters for the organization. The new SEF building is set to be the first net zero energy building in the Lehigh Valley.  

In 2018 the Lombardo Welcome Center opened at Millersville University and is their first Zero Energy Building.  Designed by Spillman Farmer Architects the building demonstrates the university’s commitment to sustainability and to the goal of pursuing carbon neutrality by 2040

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Presentation

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA  18034

$20 Member
$30 Non-Member

Sponsored by: Sustainable Energy Fund

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