Building a Net Zero Future: Interview with LADWP’s David Jacot

An interview with David Jacot, P.E.
Director of Efficiency Solutions
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power 

What does “Net Zero for All” mean to LADWP?

At LADWP we are committed to creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles in a manner that is fair and equitable, both economically and in terms of environmental impacts, for all of our customer sectors. As a water provider in a drought-prone area, we are equally committed to creating a sustainable water supply, expanding our local water resources, and reducing reliance on purchased water imported over long distances. Read more

Verdical Group’s Biggest Net Zero Conference Yet!

The time has come for Verdical Group’s 5th annual Net Zero Conference 2018! Join us along with USGBC National (United States Green Building Council), ILFI (International Living Future Institute), and other major players in the net zero realm for workshops, tours, sessions with the world’s foremost thought leaders, and more!

Housed in the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute (NZP-ETI), this conference will take place over the course of 3 days – from September 12th through the 14th. The venue itself is an exemplary model for energy conservation measures as it maintains net-positive energy use through improvements in HVAC/building envelope, plug loads, service hot water, and lighting (Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute, 2018).

The Net Zero conference is the nation’s largest net zero building conference.  We’ll have over 75 exhibitors, along with 80+ speakers to deliver insightful case studies and presentations.  Keynote speakers include Mahesh Ramanujam (President & CEO, USGBC), Jason F. McLennan (CEO, McLennan Design), and California State Senator Kevin de León.  Several other key players at USBGC, such as Director of Market Transformation & Development and TRUE Stephanie Barger, Director of Code Technical Development Wes Sullens, and LEED Project Manger Emma Hughes, will be speaking as well.

Make sure to join us for the Robin Hood Gala, the official gala of the Net Zero 2018 Conference, on September 12!  This event benefits the Skid Row Housing Trust in its mission to provide permanent supportive housing for the nearly 60,000 homeless in Los Angeles.  Stay tuned for more announcements around our 2019 event!

Multiple ZNE Definitions: So Mysterious!

If you missed the Net Zero 2017: Energy + Water + Waste Conference on August 24th, 2017, you missed a day of thoughtful, solutions-based thinking and progressive case studies. Speakers presented on zero waste manufacturing, zero net energy facilities, and ZNE community development. The audience learned about successes, challenges, and lessons learned; if you did miss it, you can review the presentation slides here. Read more