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Webinar – Zero Energy Homes: Updates & Cost Effective Approaches

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am



Zero Energy Homes: Updates & Cost Effective Approaches

Hear latest developments and cost-effective approaches to ZE construction in the NW region.


Join Earth Advantage and BetterBuiltNW for this no cost 1-hour webinar and gain valuable info on the latest developments and construction approaches to Zero Energy (ZE) & Zero Energy Ready (ZER) construction in the NW region.

‘Zero Energy’ can be defined as: 
A home that generates as much energy on site as it uses over the course of a year, making it essentially require zero energy. 

A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders in the NW are ahead of the curve and building homes to Zero Energy (ZE) and Zero Energy Ready (ZER) standards, and have been doing so for many years.

This begs the question: how is this being achieved cost effectively? 

Advanced heat pump technology, lighting, and solar PV options are challenging the old zero energy paradigm of investments in air sealing, insulation, and expensive window upgrades. This new development has fundamentally changed the way builders and homeowners design and construct zero energy homes, making the potential for widespread adoption within reach. Help educate your clients on what will really help them save energy versus what might drive the cost of construction out of reach.

Join us for this webinar as we discuss what it takes to achieve ZE & ZER, the homeowner benefits it provides, and how professionals are achieving this standard across the Northwest.

Questions? Contact the EA Education Team at education@earthadvantage.org or call 503-968-7160

Learning Objectives

Attendees of this webinar will benefit from learning about:

  • Achieve ZE & ZER construction using the most cost-effective approaches available
  • Spotlights on spec builders who are achieving ZE & ZER in today’s market across the NW
  • Different interpretations of ZE & ZER
  • Primary ZE & ZER certifications programs available in the NW region
  • Additional training opportunities on advanced home design and construction

When & Where

Friday, February 15, 2024
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Optional Extended Q&A from 9:00AM – 9:30AM

Live Webinar
Intended for audiences across the NW

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education
: 1 CE
 1 CE

: 1 CE

Course Fee
No Cost 


Architects, Builders/Contractors, Code Officials, Developers, Engineers, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Real Estate Professionals, Subcontractors


Waylon White: Waylon is the Senior Manager of Green Building Technical Services at Earth Advantage and has over 20 years of construction experience with a wide variety of building types and a sharp focus on high performance design and construction. At EA, Waylon has been instrumental in refining and delivering Earth Advantage’s New Home, Multifamily, and LEED certification programs since 2013. Before joining the Earth Advantage team, Waylon was a residential energy auditor and weatherization contractor in and around the Portland metro area for several years.
Marc Cregeur: Marc Cregeur is a Green Building Consultant and Passive House Rater at Earth Advantage, working with their Single-Family Home Certification Green Building Program. He has been implementing energy efficiency programs for over 10 years, and developing real-world building science experience. This hands-on experience allows Marc to work with builders from the design phase, throughout construction, and into the final build and testing phase. This versatility has allowed Marc to work with small and large builders: from those looking to simply be above code, to more high performance projects like Passive, and ZE Homes


February 15
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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