Net Zero 2017

August 24th, 2017

Net Zero Plus Facility
Commerce, CA


Early bird registration ends June 8th


The Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is the nation’s largest event dedicated to net zero building design. Attendee registration has nearly doubled in each of its first three years, thereby showing the building industry’s increasing interest in a net zero future. Verdical Group, the conference organizer, is projecting the host venue to be at capacity again with 600 attendees for the fourth annual event in August 2017.

The conference will include a full program of net zero case study presentations from nationally leading AEC firms, an exhibitor table expo, and high quality networking opportunities. The conference draws a wide array of high level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing Education Units for AIA, USGBC, and LFA professional credential holders. Download the Conference Flyer



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Deadline to submit: April 28th, 2017

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Last Year’s Highlight Video


Check out last year’s Net Zero 2016 Conference speakers, sponsors, and program here.


Net Zero Conference Press


VG’s Net Zero 2016 Conference Featured on KCRW

August 15, 2016
The Los Angeles radio station KCRW (carries National Public Radio in LA) featured VG's Net Zero 2016 Conference in their Design &...
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GreenBiz Covers VG’s Net Zero 2016 Conference

August 1, 2016
VG's Martin Smith published an article on that covers five companies leading the way in the net zero building world...
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Verdical Group Featured on GB&D Magazine

April 14, 2016
A bridge between biology and design, leading industry experts gathered to look for sustainability already existing in the world. As...
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VG Featured in Urban Land Magazine Article

November 13, 2015
Verdical Group's recent Net Zero Energy Building Conference (NZEB-C2) was featured in a great write-up in Urban Land Magazine. The...
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The conference host venue, the IBEW-NECA Net Zero Plus facility, was featured in a recent PBS documentary narrated by Ted Danson on net zero buildings and is one of the few net positive buildings in the country, producing more energy that it uses annually. A tour of this groundbreaking facility will be given by IBEW-NECA technical staff on conference day so attendees can see the net zero strategies used in person that make this project one of the highest performing buildings in the country. The facility is a living lab, complete with the latest energy efficiency features and building technology including a massive solar array, electric vehicle charging stations, energy use dashboards, advanced lighting systems, and a microgrid – all of which will be on display for attendees during the tour.

After the conference educational sessions, enjoy a drink, music, and networking at our Happy Hour in the Hall. Your Happy Hour in the Hall and Tour registration includes two drink tickets. Separate registration for the tour and happy hour is available on our registration page here.


Shoulder Workshops


Zero Net Energy
for Existing Buildings

  • Location: IBEW/NECA Net Zero Plus Facility
  • Date & Time: August 23rd, 2017 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: This four-hour workshop will outline best practice steps and approaches to comprehensively enhance the energy performance
    of existing buildings to Zero Net Energy (ZNE). The workshop will investigate retrofit opportunities in individual buildings as well as how
    advanced benchmarking can help prioritize opportunities across a portfolio. For more information on this workshop, please see the flyer here.
  • Registration: Interested attendees may register for this workshop here.

Net Positive Energy: Power & The Living Building Challenge

  • Location: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Date & Time: August 25th, 2017 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Cost: $150
  • Description: This session will take a look at the Living Building Challenge, particularly the intricacies of the Energy Petal, to teach participants about Net Zero Energy projects and what it means to become Net Positive. The session will showcase the latest projects and programs in place that are accelerating the uptake of Net Positive Energy Buildings and Communities. For more information on this workshop, please go here.
  • Registration: Interested attendees may register for this workshop here.




Thursday, August 24th, 2017  |   7:00 AM — 5:00 PM   |   IBEW Net Zero Plus Facility   |   6023 Garfield Ave   |   Commerce, CA 90040   |   Get Directions

We encourage all attendees to reduce your carbon footprint and use public transit, ride sharing, or carpooling to attend. Renewable Choice Energy is serving as our Carbon Offset Sponsor by offsetting all attendee transportation emissions and venue facility emissions for the day.
Logo: renewable choice energy



Premiere sponsor logo: Souther California Edison (SCE)

Venue Sponsor — $20,000


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Event Sponsors — $15,000


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International Living Future Institute: Verdical Group is proud to collaborate with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as a Program Partner to bring world class speakers to the Net Zero 2017 Conference.


Conference schedule

Conference Growth

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Selected Past Attendees


List of selected past attendees

Selected Past Sponsors


Logos of past sponsors: Mohawk Group, Edison, CHASE, SoCalGas and others.