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Thank you to last evening’s expert speakers on “The Zero Energy House”

UNO’s Community Engagement Center

We wish to thank Tim Hemsath, Avery Schwer, and Mahmoud “Moe” Alahmad for their excellent presentations last evening at UNO’s Community Engagement Center. Also, thank you to everyone who attended and to Nebraskans for Solar President-Elect, Jared Friesen, who introduced the panel and fielded the many thoughtful questions from audience members.

Below are the names and professional credentials of each presenter and links to more information about their research and instruction:

Tim Hemsath, Associate Professor in UNL’s College of Architecture, Research Fellow, UNL’s Center for Sustainability. Tim was the architect for the ZNETH and ZNETH II energy efficient prototypes working with the College of Engineering: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=arch_facultyschol
Sustainability Energizes Professor’s Research and Instruction
http://architecture.unl.edu/news/sustainability-energizes-professors-research-and-instruction

Avery Schwer, PhD, Associate Professor in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director for the Sustainable Communities.
Research Team Profiles / Conservation Tips / Green Links: http://www.unomaha.edu/rtm/index_files/Team.htm

Mahmoud “Moe” Alahmad, PhD, Associate Professor in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His industry experience includes over 10 years of infrastructure planning, design and analysis of electrical distribution systems for the built environment.
Research Team Profiles http://www.unomaha.edu/rtm/index_files/Team.htm

In April Nebraskans for Solar will join thousands of others in our local communities to celebrate 2016 Earth Day / Week / Month. Please check our calendar for details and plan to join us for one or more celebrations! We’ll have a booth at each event.

“The Zero Energy House – Key Features, Benefits & Value” Panel Presentation Hosted by Nebraskans for Solar

Tuesday, March 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
UNO’s Community Engagement Center, Room 201, 64th & Dodge
This event is free and open to the public. 

PRESENTERS

  • Tim Hemsath, Associate Professor in UNL’s College of Architecture, Research Fellow, UNL’s Center for Urban Sustainability. Tim was the architect for the ZNETH and ZNETH II energy efficient prototypes working with the College of Engineering.
  • Mahmoud “Moe” Alahmad, PhD, Associate Professor in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His industry experience includes over 10 years of infrastructure planning, design and analysis of electrical distribution systems for the built environment.
  • Avery Schwer, PhD, Associate Professor in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director for the Sustainable Communities Project. Teaches the sustainable construction courses. Research focuses on the investigation of renewable and sustainable high performance building & community applications.

THE PANELISTS WILL DISCUSS

  • What are Zero Net Energy Homes?
  • What are their benefits?
  • How do you design and build a Zero Energy Home?
  • How do you transform your existing home into a Zero Energy Home?
  • How affordable are Zero Energy Homes?
  • Are there any Zero Energy Homes available for sale in Nebraska?
  • Can a home produce MORE energy than it uses?

Reserved parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center, near the Durham Bell Tower. Refreshments will be served. Please join us and bring a friend! Questions? Email nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com