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The Oakland event focuses on scaling buildings for zero energy and carbon.

Join USGBC at the 2019 Getting to Zero (GTZ) Forum, an event dedicated to finding solutions in scaling zero energy and zero carbon buildings. With attendance of more than 500 professionals, including policymakers, building owners, real estate representatives and more, GTZ is aimed at developing pathways to meet energy and climate objectives, boost economic growth and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

When: Oct. 9–11
Where: Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, California

USGBC is a sponsor of the event and an ongoing partner with the New Buildings Institute in advancing zero energy and carbon buildings.

Catch up with USGBC

Brendan Owens, senior vice president for strategic partnership and growth, and Liz Beardsley, senior policy counsel, will be speaking at GTZ during the following sessions:

Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals, Part 2: Policies

Oct. 10, 2:45–4:25 p.m. PT

Presenters will share examples of long-term strategies to achieve energy and carbon goals, leveraging voluntary requirements, stretch codes and mandatory codes, in concert with other tools, to prime the market to be code-ready.

Pioneering Pilots: Learning from Zero programs that Transform the Market

Oct. 11, 12:45–2:15 p.m. PT

This session will explore the status and progress of "getting to zero" programs, as well as show how they were created to overcome market barriers and achieve deep energy savings.

Featured tracks

This year’s forum features a number of themed tracks focusing on zero carbon in California, zero carbon and energy policies for cities, pathways to grid-enabled buildings, and materials and embodied carbon.

Use code "GTZ19USGBC10" for a 10% discount on registration.

Register for Getting to Zero