National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics

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Saturday Jun 11 2016 Tour Net-Zero Energy House in Washington, DC
Topic: Tour of Net Zero Energy House in Washington D.C.

Join us in a tour of Washington, D.C.'s first net zero energy house.  

A few years ago long time member and NCAC Past President Andrew Knox embarked on a multi-year project to retrofit his home using commercially available technologies to achieve net-zero energy consumption and GHG emissions.  In October 2013, the house achieved one full year of net zero electricity, energy, and emissions., possibly becoming the first house in Washington, D.C. to achieve this distinction.  By 2014, the same was true for the house + the family's two vehicles.

Andrew will lead our group on a tour that highlights the technologies, economics, and hurdles that were involved in this project.  After the tour, we will have a catored picnic in the back yard for networking and Q&A.

This is an excellent opportunity to see first hand how new technologies are changing the way homes generate and consume energy.


The tour is limited to 20 members and one guest each.  Members must have paid their 2016 dues in order to register.  Participants will be required to read a short article titled:  "Getting to Net Zero on a Budget"


Speaker: Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox has more than 16 years experience in the energy industry, providing strategic planning, investment analysis, and program management for private and public sector organizations.  He is Energy Initiatives and Integration Manager for the U.S. Navy.  Earlier in his career he worked on the finance team of an independent power producer, and was management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.  He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a BA from Rice University.  He is a Certified Energy Manager, Progarm Managerment Professional, and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.  He served as general contractor during the execution of the net zero project at his home in Washington, D.C.

He served as NCAC-USAEE President in 2009-2010.

Date: Saturday Jun 11 2016
Time: 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Location: Disclosed to Participants Only
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase Only 3 Places Open
For Information:

Omar Cabrales, Immediate Past President

Cost: Members: $20.00
Student Members $10.00