On June 7, APGA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Renée Lani, participated in a panel at the National Propane Gas Association’s (NPGA) Policy Forum to discuss zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and their potential impact on the fuel gases industry. The panel, moderated by NPGA’a Bruce Swiecicki, also included Neil Leslie of the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Ted Williams of Natural Gas Direct, LLC.
The panel focused on ongoing research initiatives surrounding zero net energy and carbon buildings, associated advocacy initiatives, and specific case studies that took a closer look at impacts of different applications of codes that have ZNE requirements. Several codes and standards bodies are currently working on developing ZNE building metrics, as well as the federal and state governments. Significant concerns include the development of frameworks that make having gas appliances in the home impractical or impossible in addition to the establishment of a wide array of definitions that differ significantly across jurisdictions.
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