ZNE Retrofits and Renovation Case Study

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


This session will focus on the iterative process and analyses necessary to set appropriate ZNE goals and align stakeholders when planning for and implementing retrofit projects. Through this workshop you'll gain an understanding of ZNE regulations and CA energy goals in addition to an approach for reaching them. As well as understanding ZNE regulations and goals, you will hear about Pitzer College Robert Redford Conservancy, a LEED Platinum renovation project currently in the ZNE performance period.

Seminar Highlights

  • Define appropriate ZNE or energy goals for a facility
  • Identify key strategies towards achieving energy goals
  • Apply ZNE planning principles
  • Understand policy goals, rebates and financing programs available

Target Audience

  • Build owners
  • Facilities managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Sustainability professionals
  • Municipality Staff

Learning Level: Advanced


Douglas Kot AIA, LEED Faculty, is the Head of Section for DNV GL’s Sustainable Buildings and Communities team. Doug is the former Executive Director of San Diego Green Building Council and a returning employee to DNV-GL Sustainable Buildings and Communities team. Doug has been involved with green building and sustainable planning since 1998; he has been at the forefront of advancements in the discipline since that time. Doug has led the technical development of dozens of high-performance and zero net energy buildings advising on energy systems, water efficiency and reuse, material impacts and healthy interiors. Doug has professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning. He has chaired the City of San Diego’s Economic and Environmental Sustainability Task Force that has developed a Climate Action Plan. He is a member of the City of San Diego Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, other climate- and energy-related advisory boards, and local non-profits including the San Diego U.S. Green Building Council. Doug currently teaches in the Sustainable Business Certificate and Facility Management Certificate programs at University of California San Diego Extension. He is USGBC Faculty and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development, Buildings Design and Construction and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance.

Kevin L. Krumdieck AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a Principal and the Director of Sustainable Design at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. Mr. Krumdieck champions sustainable strategies for projects firm-wide and cultivates a culture of innovation. He guides our design teams in creating symbols for sustainability and energy efficiency for which our clients and community can be proud. As an expert on the USGBC’s LEED rating system, integrated photovoltaic systems, and passive design strategies, Kevin fortifies the firm’s high-performance building design capabilities and reinforces San Diego’s reputation as a hub of sustainable design innovation. As a strong advocate and longtime practitioner of smart growth, urban densification and lean construction, Kevin has played a key role in creating a sustainable future for San Diego - one building at a time.

Additional Details

Cost:  No-Cost

Check-in: 8:00AM with breakfast provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.