Getting to Zero: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Is Featured Eco-Responsible Design 2030 Case Study on

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Getting to Zero: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, an online course in the 2013 DesignRealized Eco-Responsible Design 2030 Continuing Education Series, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. As part of this sustainable design case study, speaker Brad Jacobson, Senior Associate, with EHDD, will discuss the design and operational strategies for Net Zero Energy buildings; the importance of plug loads; and transportation-related carbon impacts.

This Foundation Headquarters, a 50,000sf project that was completed in May 2012, is pursuing LEED Platinum and a Net Zero Energy performance. Net Zero Energy is a living goal that must account for real people and real energy use.

“Brad Jacobson is a recognized leader in sustainable design,” says Thomas M. Simmons, curriculum developer. “He is co-founder of Bay Area Leadership in Sustainable Architecture (BALSA), which brings together leading architects to accelerate progress towards a sustainable future. ”

EHDD is an architecture, interiors, planning and urban design firm with offices in San Francisco and Mumbai. EHDD has been recognized with the prestigious AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Firm of the Year award.

The current 2013 DesignRealized AIA Continuing Education 8-Part Series is focused on Eco-Responsible Design 2030. Speakers for these programs are leading architects, consultants and contractors from such firms as Mark Cavagnero Associates, Weston Miles Architects and the DLR Group.

The LearnVirtual development team creates the curriculum for DesignRealized continuing education programs. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of training programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on online learning, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.


Tracie Simmons