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Lunchtime Learning: Net Zero Energy Schools – George Mason High School (by Interface Engineering) - Webinar

  • Date

    Wednesday, May 19 2021

  • Time

    12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Location

    Virtual

Join Interface Engineering, for an informative presentation on Net Zero Energy Schools – George Mason High School in Falls Church.  The course was developed for design professionals in the field of architecture, engineering and for leaders in the built environment. The course focuses on a  methodology and approach to modern building systems that collectively achieve superior energy reduction on a path to Net Zero Energy.   

Sustainability and energy performance goals continue to push modern building HVAC design to maximize efficiency while maintaining optimal thermal comfort for building occupants and education.  

The presentation touches on the definition of Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Energy Ready.  The presentation explains why you would want to perform a high performance design approach, a design process including design build teaming to achieve this goal, balance of system strategies, and a case study that documents the application of the process. 


About the Presenter:

Kevin Cahill, PE, CPD, LEED AP

As a Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer, Kevin has extensive experience in commercial, mixed-use developments, hotels, government projects, academic buildings and international high rise towers. He has also completed the master planning and design of MEP systems for a variety of project types, including office, residential, retail, laboratories, industrial buildings, higher education, and healthcare campuses. 

As a LEED AP and advocate of sustainability, Kevin is dedicated to designing smarter systems, higher performing buildings, and greener infrastructure that is efficient, environmentally sensitive and financially sound. Kevin currently leads the Interface project team on a variety of Net Zero Energy projects in the Washington, DC metro area and abroad, including the new George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA. Once completed, the design build project will be Net Zero Ready.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define Net Zero and Net Zero Ready.
  • Discuss why K-12 Schools for high performance.
  • Understand design process and decision making in a design build approach to Net Zero.
  • Explain implementation and combination of strategies to achieve Net Zero.