HMC Architects’ Vice President of Sustainability Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD+C and Senior Project Designer Simon Solis, LEED AP BD+C will be presenting at this year’s Net Zero Conference (NZ20) on September 16. Babtiwale and Solis will be joined by San Bernardino Community College District’s Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Farrah Farzaneh and Southern California Edison’s Principal Account Manger Lisa Hannaman in a session titled “Hot Rods and Net Zero Energy” where they will explore how hot rods factor into the design of a net zero energy building.

The panel will explore the design of San Bernardino Community College’s Automotive Technology Building. Its dynamic high-performance facade, emerging innovations and an integrated energy technology curriculum all enhance the design to ensure that the building does not become an energy hog, but rather an exemplary net zero building. High-performance cars are vehicles that offer great speed and power. The more power potential a car’s engine can offer in comparison to its overall weight, the more acceleration (and high-performance quality) it can deliver.  By using evidence-based design tools and by partnering across industries, our team was able to design a building that truly embodies the essence of a high-performance vehicle; using as little energy as possible to produce as dynamic a building as possible.

The conference is the largest Net Zero Building Conference in the world where over one thousand industry leaders discuss advancements in net zero design and build a net zero future for all. Given the current state of COVID-19, NZ20 will be held virtually on September 15 and 16. For more information or to register, visit the conference’s webpage.

Net Zero Conference 2020

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Place:  Online