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Net Zero Multifamily Tour

GBCI: 0920016375

Introductory presentation (no PowerPoint being used, as the main living space in the home is not large enough) followed by a walking tour of the green features of this net-zero duplex.
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE



Join State College Community Land Trust and Penn State University for a guided walking tour of their GreenBuild Duplex in State College on May 23rd! These two buildings were designed by Penn State students as part of US Dept. of Energy’s Race to Zero Competition. They are built to exceed U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home standards, with anticipated energy costs of $15/month and a current Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of six.

After the introductory presentation and walking tour, happy hour with drinks & appetizers will be held for all attendees at the GreenBuild Duplex.


  1. Understand the national land trust model & how it enabled this project to happen
  2. Explain the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home standards & how the duplex meets these requirements
  3. Recognize the impact of lower energy costs on the long term affordability of home ownership
  4. Comprehend whole system design in high performance housing

Created by

USGBC Central Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
United States


Lisa Iulo

Associate Professor of Architecture Penn State University

Chris Hazel

T&G Constructors