Our California affiliate, PHCA, will be hosting a Spring Symposium on Wednesday, March 20th at the Pacific Energy Center. Tickets and details on the days events can be found here: http://phcacarbonzero.eventbrite.com/

California already has impressive legislation in place that sets the goal for achieving Net Zero energy buildings by 2030. Unfortunately there are no clear paths for how this target will be achieved. The goal of this one-day symposium is to gather policy-makers, industry leaders, architects and builders to collectively determine how best to move forward.

Alex Steffen will keynote the Symposium with a look at “How cities will save the Planet.” He will place our local efforts within the global context of climate change but draw on real examples that have and can make positive impacts on our collective future.
Ms. Joke Dockx (pronounced ‘Yokey Docs’) will join us from the City of Brussels’ Office of the Environment. She will share her Brussels’ strategy for defining their Green Building policies and how it progressed from pilot projects to legislation over a span of five years. Additional speakers will look at successful and unsuccessful projects from across the US and California, where we will hear from a panel of architects, builders and developers who have already achieved Net Zero buildings. Their successes and challenges will lead to the closing session where attendees can participate in a collective planning session on how we want to move toward Net Zero.