There is a misconception that zero net energy (ZNE) means all-electric, but in fact, propane has the ability to provide a clean, efficient, and affordable energy solution for both builders and their customers. This course will discuss how ZNE fits into the country’s energy landscape and how mixed-fuel homes featuring propane can be leveraged to meet ZNE homeowners’ energy and lifestyle demands.
The course will explore design strategies architects can use to achieve zero net energy homes and case studies where propane’s versatility and low-carbon output were harnessed to achieve resiliency, sustainability, and performance in ZNE builds.
- Understand the global push for decarbonization and various strategies for achieving this goal.
- Examine the role of zero net energy (ZNE) homes in achieving decarbonization goals, and assess the current U.S. market for such homes.
- Explore design strategies designers can use to achieve ZNE homes.
- Identify opportunities to use mixed-fuel design strategies in ZNE homes, and explore two case studies where propane systems and appliances were used in to achieve resiliency, sustainability, and performance in ZNE builds.