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Saturday June 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Residence under construction 
1526 Rialto Lane
Davis, CA 95618

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Clay Johnson 
American Institute of Building Design, California Society 

Net Zero Home Seminar and Technical Tour


Health Benefits of PV Powered Electric Vehicles 

Attend our AIBD CA seminar in Davis for a technical tour of a Net Zero residential construction project. Learn how and why design decisions were made that affect the comfort, energy performance and durability of this single-family home. Also learn about the health benefits of electrical vehicle use when powered by the house mounted PV system.

This seminar takes place on a construction site; this house is currently in the later stages of construction.  With this opportunity we will use this house as a basis for the seminars presented.  Also included will be a technical tour of construction details and assemblies, including the attic and underfloor crawl space.  Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for this event.  


Project designer, Clay Johnson, will share the design process for this net-zero house including:

  • Constraints and opportunities,
  • Decision points for a net zero project integrated within the normal building design process,
  • Air infiltration / quality of construction,
  • PV sizing.


Project mechanical designer, Dan Perunko, of Balance Point Home Performance, will share the considerations for high performance HVAC design in this project including:

  • Determining heating and cooling loads,
  • Duct and equipment sizing,
  • Low static pressure air distribution systems,
  • Quality of construction.


Clay Johnson and Dan Perunko will lead a Technical Tour of the house examining and discussing construction details, assemblies and systems.


Pediatrician, researcher, instructor, Dr. Jean Woo will present:

PV and EV - How You Can Benefit from the Synergy of PV and EV

Learn about the benefits of EV powered by solar PV with battery storage capability including:

  • Outdoor air quality,
  • Indoor air quality,
  • Reduced global warming potential.


These seminars are open to designers, contractors, homeowners and all who are interested.  

Lunch is included in the registration fee.  (Vegetarian and non-vegetarian).

Carpooling and bicycling to this seminar is strongly encouraged.

Register before May 30th, space is limited!