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Getting to Zero Series: Session 4

The last session of a four-part series, Getting to Zero’s Session 4: “Long-Term Operations for Net Zero Energy Buildings” delves into ownership and long-term operations of net zero energy buildings.

All sessions in this series explore the cross-cutting themes of identifying and overcoming barriers to change, and are intended to provide continued technical “how to” content, as well as to address new content related to marketing, financing, developing, and operating net zero energy buildings. Each session will use a combination of lectures and case-study exploration, and will conclude with takeaways, tools, and resources pertaining to each session focus.

Getting to Zero is a four-part series. Registration is for the complete series. Classes are not sold individually. Stayed tuned for our 2015 Getting to Zero series starting in October 2015!


  • Define key terms for the design, construction, and operations of net zero energy buildings, while being able to identify integrated approaches needed across disciplines.
  • Identify key issues for net zero energy building owners, specifically opportunities for revenue enhancement, positioning in the market, and occupant productivity.
  • Identify elements involved in power purchase agreements, working with utilities, and the monetization of energy efficiency benefits over the long-term.
  • Define energy policies and regulations that exist and identify additional parameters that might be needed for net zero energy design.
  • Draw upon the successes of existing net zero energy projects and design/build/operate contracts.


  1. Market Realities & The Value Proposition on Friday, November 7, 2014
  2. Integrated Design and Process on Friday, December 5, 2014
  3. Building and Operating on Friday, January 9, 2015
  4. Long-Term Operations on Friday, February 6, 2015


Moderator Heather Burpee, Research Assistant Professor and Health Design Specialist, University of Washington, Integrated Design Lab
Patrick Brunner, Project Executive and Contracting Offer, Northwest Arctic Region (10), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Lisa Petterson, AIA, Associate Principal and Director, Sustainability Resources at SERA Architects, Inc.
Matthew Braun, PE, Project Executive Balfour Beatty
Judith Heerwagen, Ph.D. J.H.,  Program Expert, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Rob Harmon, President and CEO, EnergyRM
Mark Frankel, AIA,  Technical Director, New Buildings Institute
Joel Loveland, Director, University of Washington, Integrated Design Lab

Explore full the GTZ Session 4 Program Schedule + Bios.  All speakers subject to change


Joel Loveland // Mark Frankel // Heather FlintChatto // Molly McCabe // Ray Johnston // Mike Hatten // Justin Stenkamp // Casey Schuchart // Chris Faul // Angela Faul // Chris Meek // Tom Marseilles // Ray Johnston // Jack Avery // Pat Brunner // Judith Heerwagen // Rob Harmon


This series was made possible thanks to an AIA National Innovation Grant. Special thanks to our 2014-2015 Getting to Zero Sponsors, and the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment for contributing space for this event.

Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Program Manager AV Goodsell.

Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager May Ruiz.


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February 6, 2015
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Price
Series Price
Class Credit
4 CEHs / 4 HSWs


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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