360 Principal Melanie Jacobson will be moderating “The Road to ZNE: City of Palo Alto Case Study” at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This panel discussion will look at the background and implementation of the City of Palo Alto’s Green Building Vision and Net Zero Energy Roadmap. (For more on the Palo Alto’s road to net zero energy and ID 360’s role in the process, check out our previous blog post on the subject).

The panel discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities in implementing a program such as Palo Alto’s. The presenters will discuss the process of developing a Net Zero Energy plan within a pre-existing climate action plan, the challenges of meeting the cost-effectiveness requirements set by the California Energy Commission, and working with a city-owned utility and Palo Alto’s existing infrastructure. The presenters will also discuss the community engagement and long-term strategic thinking that allowed the city to pursue to its ambitious green building goals.

Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference and expo, will run from October 5th through 7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “The Road to ZNE: City of Palo Alto Case Study” will take place Wednesday, October 5th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

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