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Seminar

Reconsidering Market Rate in Minnesota: Is Net Zero Energy Feasible for Commercial High Rise Buildings? (Quarter 3 Meeting)

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Starts On - July 31, 2018 - 11:30am
Ends On - July 31, 2018 - 1:00pm
420 North 5th Street
Minneapolis , MN 55401

Reconsidering Market Rate in Minnesota: Is NZE Feasible for Commercial High-Rise Buildings?

Net-zero energy buildings have been proven many times in an ideal scenario - a small-scale project spacious site in temperate climate for clients willing to pay any price.

The AIA 2030 Challenge and Minnesota B3 are pushing for net zero design on the near horizon, but net zero still has a long ways to go to be feasible in a wider range of markets.

Is an NZEB office possible in a downtown environment? Can it be done in a northern climate, and can the numbers compete with a market-rate building? This in-depth study examines a single commercial high-rise in downtown Minneapolis.

A combined team of design, construction, and development industry partners quantified the energy and financial impacts of design changes from the market-rate to net zero design. The presentation will explore the feasibility of different strategies for energy reduction and generation, highlighting what works best for this site, the Minnesota climate and market, and how certain strategies act together to achieve greater results.

Ultimately, this case study analyzes cost and energy results together to form a cohesive understanding of the most successful design strategies at this time, and the additional challenges facing NZEB design in for northern, urban sites.

Continuing education — This program qualifies for 1 GBCI CE and 1 AIA LU/HSW CE.

Presenters:

  • Eric Morin, Director of Architecture - Industrial; Ryan Companies
  • Nate Day, Ryan Companies
  • Kaitlin Veenstra, Architect; Ryan Companies

Program sponsor:

Series Sponsor: HGA & TKDA

hga tkda

Lunch will be provided.

Tickets — $25 USGBC Members | $40 Non-members
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