Navigating Your Path to Net Zero Energy

Feb. 24, 2018 • 8:30am-4:30pm 

Alaska Pacific University, 4101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

COST: $40 for ACAT members |$80 for non-ACAT members | Additional fee for CEU credits of $20/credit

indexLED_deletesoonDESCRIPTION: A Net Zero Energy home produces as much energy as it uses on an annual basis. Net Zero Energy design is the leading edge of where design and construction technology is heading. In Alaska, it is quite challenging but also has the most potential for energy savings. This workshop gives user first hand expert help to to analyze, assess and ask questions about how their individual projects are put together and how they can meet or get closer to Net Zero Energy.
**This workshop qualifies for 6 CEU credits for residential endorsement.**

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Review of Individual Project Information
Basic project size, type of building, construction, goals, and plans for renewables.
Building Envelope & Insulation
Insulation design and comparison of levels of insulation for different size homes.
Heating System Requirements
Heating System sizing based on insulation design. Types of heating systems.
Heating System – Design
Renewable Energy Systems, Solar Thermal, Wood, appropriate sizing.
Electrical Demands
Calculation of planned electrical usage. Determine daily and annual usage.
Electrical – Renewable Systems Design
Sizing of renewable electric system based on demand. On grid vs. battery back-up.
Overall Review, Questions and Answers
Review of overall picture of insulation, heating, electricity and renewables.


JASON COLLINS, Architect, Energy Rater, AIA LEED AP • Palmer, Alaska

jasonJason is a registered Architect, a certified Energy Auditor and a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional. He has been practicing in the field of Architecture for over 12 years with 7 years of projects in the Mat-Su Valley. He has a broad range of experience in project scales ranging from full campus master planning, to large-scale new construction, to small renovations, including his own Palmer area solar-powered home. Much of his focus has been on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient design and construction. He has worked on two LEED projects in Alaska. In 2008, Jason formed Collins Architecture + Energy Conservation LLC to provide residential architectural services as well as energy ratings. Since then he has been providing residential energy ratings through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation program. He has also been working with non-profit organizations and church groups to perform commercial energy audits to help them reduce their capital operating expenses.