AltaTerra Web Conference on Net Zero Energy Buildings Unites Efficiency and Solar

The web conference, “Net Zero Energy Buildings: Emerging Trend Unites Efficiency and Solar,” featuring David Kaneda, Founder and President of Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs) and Reuben Schwartz, Senior Analyst at AltaTerra Research, will be held Thursday, June 17th.

Palo Alto, CA, May 07, 2010 --( AltaTerra Research ( is pleased to announce a new web conference to be held Thursday, June 17th: “Net Zero Energy Buildings: Emerging Trend Unites Efficiency and Solar.” During this 90-minute online event, Reuben Schwartz of AltaTerra Research, along with guest presenter and renowned building systems designer David Kaneda of Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs), will discuss the evolution and current state of ‘net zero’ buildings in the marketplace. Further details and registration are online at

Leading-edge building owners, developers, and regulatory entities are taking green building requirements to the next level, embracing ‘net zero’ concepts for energy use, carbon emissions, and other resource impacts. According to Mr. Schwartz of AltaTerra Research, “The notion of 'Net Zero Energy' Building is gaining particular momentum. Yet many questions loom, not the least of which is how to define a net zero energy building, and what strategies are best to balance consumption and generation.”

Participants in this web conference will learn how to define ‘net zero,’ emerging regulatory and business drivers, net zero basics and feasibility ‘sweet spots,’ key design considerations and trade-offs for renewables versus efficiency, and lessons from fully operational buildings.

The web conference is designed for professionals in facilities design, engineering, and construction; solar and other renewable energy systems; green development; facilities management; and corporate sustainability.

Further information and registration are available online at

A limited number of press passes are available. Press pass requests may be submitted at

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AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean technology solutions. Through research reports, executive events and advisory services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve resource-efficiency in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving a global base of corporate, institutional, and government clients since 2007. More information is available at (

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