2013-2014 Path to Net Zero Energy Workshop Series
ACAT is thrilled to once again offer the Path to Net Zero Energy workshop series. Net Zero Energy (NZE) buildings are homes and businesses that produce as much energy as they use. This workshop series, now in its 5th season, is about finding your own path to Net Zero Energy. More info: Contact Stephanie at info(at)acat.org
Certified Passive House consultant & Anchorage homeowner Matt Oster will discuss how he created a more comfortable energy efficient home and reduced his heating costs by 83%. Oster will detail the building techniques he used and lessons learned on making his Anchorage home more energy efficient. MORE DETAILS
Nov. 1-2 Workshop: Practical Solutions for Building Net Zero Energy in Alaska
Fairbanks builder Thorsten Chlupp & Passive House expert Prudence Ferreira offered a wealth of information and experience looking at Net Zero Energy building in Alaska, including homes Thorsten has built in Fairbanks.
Oct. 19: Navigating Your Path to Net Zero Energy
Thanks to Jason Collins for leading us through a comprehensive exercise on navigating a path to Net Zero Energy on our own project, whether it be a retrofit or new construction. We will be offering this workshop again in the future. If you missed it and want to be notified when it’s offered again, email Stephanie at email@example.com
Sept. 27 & 28 Workshop: Intro to AHFC’s 6-Star Rating
This was a great workshop. Many thanks to Scott Waterman, with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), who presented details on a significant addition to the Alaska building energy rating system – the new 6-star energy rating. Here are some links with additonal information.
Energy_Use_PublicFacilities Report (2012)
This report gives an in-depth picture of the energy use of public buildings in Alaska. By looking at comprehensive energy audits of 327 out of an estimated 5,000 public facilities, researchers found that the average building can save $25,000 per year on energy just by modest investments in efficiency.
See details and Powerpoints from past presentations on our archive pages here.
Alaska Solar Tours
These self-directed tours showcased Alaskan installations of solar, wind and other renewable energy systems as well as green building technology. They were a fantastic opportunity to see and talk to those with firsthand experience using these systems. But even if you missed them, you can download the schedules to read and learn about these Alaskan homes and businesses.