Join us for our 7th AEE Meeting of 2020 via Webinar. Due to social distancing and guidelines subject to change in Nevada, we will be offering educational webinars until we can meet in person.
Net Zero Buildings - These buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite. Heard of them? Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. In 2019, zero energy buildings counts was near 600 according to New Buildings Institute.
Rick will be presenting on some important changes in the design and development industries related to the electrification of buildings and the growing emphasis on Net Zero and Net Zero-Ready buildings.
Building owners and developers with national and international building portfolios are paying close attention to the 'Zero Codes' as a way to improve the performance and overall resilience of their building stock and the design industry needs to be prepared to be able to meet these standards in the coming years.
Join us for a relevant, cutting-edge presentation about the design, purpose, and drive towards Zero Net Buildings which are now becoming commonplace.
RICHARD D.VAN DIEPEN, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
Originally from Northern California, Rick has been a Las Vegas resident since 1995 after graduating from the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design with a degree in Architecture. Rick has been a practicing architect in Nevada and California with experience in all aspects of the Architectural Design process with a particular focus on Sustainable Design.
In 2014 Rick pursued a full time career in green building consulting and research, founding the sustainability and Green Building consulting firm, GRN Vision. GRN Vision serves clients in the design, construction and building operations sectors with projects in 14 states, Mexico and Japan.
In addition to sustainability and the social benefits of good design, Rick is also a firm believer in a community-based, collaborative design process. Rick has planned and facilitated numerous community-based design projects involving neighborhood design meetings, user surveys, pro-bono design projects, and outreach campaigns. A LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional since 2004 and having served two terms as President of the US Green Building Council Nevada Chapter, Rick has been a leader and a committed advocate for sustainable design and livable communities.