Cost-Effective ZNE Retrofit Solutions and ZEV in Underserved Markets
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Session Link

Improving climate equity is an emerging policy imperative at the national level. Zero net energy retrofits are of key importance for building decarbonization and are more challenging than ZNE in new construction. Buildings will also be increasingly interactive with the transportation sector as the latter is electrified. This panel will describe a small commercial ZNE retrofit toolkit that provides replicable, integrated whole-building retrofit packages that enables small commercial multi-floor office spaces to achieve energy use intensities equivalent to ZNE through cost-effective, underutilized technologies and controls; case study examples of successful commercial building retrofits in the Bay Area which have been leased out in record time; and a modeling case study of single family residential ZNE retrofits and vehicle electrification in two disadvantaged neighborhoods in Fresno.