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Net Zero Energy homes are a rapidly growing segment of the construction industry with significant implications for residential designers, developers, and builders. This webinar will cover zero energy basics, trends in this housing sector to date, and resulting changes to the housing industry that are likely to emerge in the next five to ten years. We will also discuss lessons learned by the pioneers, barriers to adoption, and resources available to shorten the learning curve on zero energy design and construction – which is the future.

Ann Edminster, M.Arch.

Ann Edminster, M.Arch., is an international expert on sustainable and zero-energy/zero-carbon homes and communities. A principal developer of LEED for Homes, Ann authored Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, the award-winning guide to designing and building zero-energy homes. She consults on zero-energy initiatives throughout North America, served as a 2015 US DOE Solar Decathlon juror, and is a director of the Net Zero Energy Coalition. She collaborates with building professionals, utilities, non-profits, supply chain clients, investors, public agencies, and homeowners to create leading-edge projects and advocate for people- and planet-friendly building solutions at all scales. 

Solar Works for Illinois ( is the monthly show from Continental Electrical Construction Co. (CECCO). CECCO is the largest commercial & industrial solar installer in Illinois with over 75 projects and 25 MW of rooftop, ground mount and small utility scale solar installations.

Solar Works for Illinois hosts presentations about the solar pv industry and presentations by solar developers, general contractors, facility owners and other stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry. Learn how solar pays back (ROI), solar energy, solar plus storage, community solar, utility scale solar, net zero construction, the energy transition, energy policy and solar/renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

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