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Net Zero Nest: A Modern Ranch Case Study

July 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

AIA Long Beach/South Bay CEU

1.5 LU/HSW

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Explore the Net Zero Nest, a remodeled 1950’s ranch home that is net-zero, GreenPoint Rated, livable, and uses only mainstream technology.

Key features of the house include:

  • High performance walls with R-4 exterior continuous insulation
  • South-facing window shading
  • Supply mechanical ventilation for indoor air quality
  • Energy monitoring system for circuit-level electric usage feedback
  • Common sense air sealing measures that achieved 3.5 ACH on blower door test
  • Hot water recirc pump and high-efficiency tankless water heater
  • Sustainable materials, including linoleum flooring, quartz counters, recycled glass tiles, and reclaimed wood ceilings
  • SEER 16, 2-stage HVAC with night-time low-speed recirc setting
  • All LED lighting and skylights and solatubes for daylighting
  • 16 PV panels that covers electric usage plus 8,000 miles of EV driving per year

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will learn about designing homes to net-zero: evaluating payback of efficiency options and adding PV.
  • Attendees will learn about Title 24 compliance: how the energy code forces us to use more efficiency measures and less PV.
  • Attendees will learn about working with energy consultants to make wise design decisions.
  • Attendees will learn about energy performance versus models for the first 2 years.
  • Lessons learned and what we’d do differently now.

About the presenter:

Nick Brown is a building energy consultant, who spent 15 years in the stucco industry.  He has a deep knowledge of California’s Title 24 energy code, green building, and building science, and holds CABEC CEA certification for residential and nonresidential buildings.  He is active with the California Energy Commission’s team developing the 2019 residential standards, serves as Vice President of the Stucco Manufacturers Association, and is an advocate for energy modeling in the design stage.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. in Manufacturing from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

1.5 LU/HSW

We are at capacity.  Registration has closed.


July 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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AIA Long Beach / South Bay – Continuing Education


Net Zero Nest
400 Los Altos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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