Uncovering barriers and benefits of net-zero schools


Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi smiling in a dark suit.

Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi smiling in a dark suit.Energy Trust invites you to a free event with 2018 Net Zero Fellow, Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi. Dr. Elzeyadi has been involved in the design, construction and research of high-performance buildings for more than 25 years. He is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and the director of University of Oregon’s High Performance Environments Laboratory (HiPE).

As a Net Zero Fellow, the goal of his research is to offer owners and design teams evidence-based data that looks at benefits beyond saving energy to support decision-making when developing net-zero schools. His research will inform various stakeholders, school districts and economic analysts about the key barriers and advantages to planning K-12 building design.

This research was conducted in two phases:

  • Phase 1: A comparative survey of verified net-zero schools on a national level. The survey results include responses from building users, employees, designers and owners.
  • Phase 2: Data analysis including examples of successful design strategies implemented by exemplary schools that are appropriate to Oregon’s climate.

Dr. Elzeyadi will present his research during three separate events in Portland (or webinar presentation through GoToMeeting), Eugene and Bend. We look forward to his presentations and hope to see you there!

February 25 in Portland, OR
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Webinar presentation available

March 3 in Eugene, OR
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

March 5 in Bend, OR
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Register today