Speaker Series: Jonathan Woolley on Radically Efficient Design for Zero Net Energy Buildings

We are pleased to announce Jonathan Woolley of UC Davis as the next presenter in the spring 2013 Sustainable Futures Speaker Series. Jonathan will speak on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Behavior and Sciences Building room 166 (BSS 166) on the HSU campus. The title of his talk is “Radically Efficient Design for Zero Net Energy Buildings.”

Jonathan Woolley is an Associate Engineer with the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at the University of California Davis. Woolley’s building science research focuses on Zero Net Energy Buildings using both passive techniques and energy efficient mechanical systems. Woolley is involved in design, development and control of energy efficient mechanical systems with full-scale demonstration and evaluation in commercial and residential buildings.

Mr. Woolley will present about the integrative design of a Zero Net Energy home in Davis, CA that will generate enough electricity on site to cover household needs, and provide energy for an electric vehicle. The home employs many innovative design techniques including a highly-insulated building envelope, radiant heating and cooling, grey water heat recovery, passive ventilation, very high efficiency nighttime cooling strategies, and multi-function mechanical systems to provide heating, cooling, and domestic hot water. The home is slated for construction in 2013 and will support California’s goals for Zero Net Energy residential construction by 2020.

We hope that you will join us for the talk.