The following conferences, seminars, online courses and webinars provide builders and designers with the knowledge they need to effectively design, build, and retrofit zero energy homes. While some of the offerings do not mention zero energy homes, the principles taught are directly applicable to designing, building, retrofitting and marketing zero net energy. These are scheduled events. Also, see the list of online training that is available anytime.






ACEEE 2022 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

May 23-25, 2022. How do we finance a rapid scaling of deep building retrofits and other energy-saving initiatives? The 14th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will tackle this question, acknowledging the vital role that financing will play in dramatically reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.

Attendees will explore creative and innovative ways to finance projects that are essential for reducing energy waste, saving money, creating jobs, and meeting climate goals. They will collaborate and network with other industry leaders. Attendees will learn about successful projects that are emerging across the United States that cover energy efficiency as a service and other pay-for-performance finance structures.

White Plains, NY

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NESEA Pro Tour

NESEA returns to the Hudson Valley for a tour of Zero Place, an award-winning mixed-use building, poised to bring the town of New Paltz 6 commercial and 46 residential units.

After an opening presentation from our event hosts, attendees of this May Pro Tour will split into small groups to tour the building. They’ll rotate through several stations around the building, each featuring a member of the interdisciplinary project who will speak to their specific work. After visiting each of these stations on site, we will reconvene as a large group for a Q&A and to discuss lessons learned.

New Paltz, NY

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BuildingEnergy Boston 2022

BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 will take place as an in-person conference at the Westin Boston Seaport District on Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1. If you haven’t already done so, register for BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 here.

BuildingEnergy Boston is an annual conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer content committee to ensure that conference sessions are genuinely useful to attendees. The conference features product demonstrations, networking events, and accredited sessions that offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to’s, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs.


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RESNET is dedicated to providing learning and networking experience where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. The #RESNET2022 Conference will be a two-part event: An in person gathering that will be re-imagined, exclusive, and exciting at the Hilton in Austin, TX February 21-23, 2022, and… An online event built upon the success of the 2021 Virtual Conference for two days, March 10-11, 2022.

February 21 – 23, 2022

Austin, Texas

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The Habitat X Conferences have become a reliable point of connection for professionals from across all sectors of the energy and housing industries. These one-of-a-kind events offer an adaptable and productive venue in which thought leaders and decision makers create real working solutions for their organizations. The networking opportunities are strong and relevant.

June 15-17, 2022

Bozeman, Montana

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Solar 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice

SOLAR 2022 is the 51st annual National Solar Conference. ASES is meeting climate challenge issues through various activities including organizing the SOLAR 2022 conference to bring in key stakeholders to the conversation in order to explore interests of shared values, identifying issues in the energy transition towards 100% renewables and finding solutions to make a positive difference in communities around the world. This year’s conference theme is “Energy Transition with Economic Justice” and the event will be co-organized with the 50th anniversary of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA). NMSEA is a local chapter of ASES, a nonprofit association, dedicated to advancing solar and related arts, sciences, and technologies with special attention to the ecological, social and economic fabric of New Mexico.

June 21-24, 2022

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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EEBA High Performance Home Summit

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), is the only community specifically designed to help high performance builders thrive. A nationally recognized, nonprofit, building-science training organization, EEBA is the homebuilding industry’s leading provider of information and education in sustainable building and has been a trusted resource for nearly four decades.

Through our educational events, annual Summit and various resources, EEBA connects members with the leaders and pioneers in the high-performance home building community. That community consists of a large and active group of dedicated professionals, committed to a future where every home is high performing, healthy and resilient.


What is the EEBA High Performance Home Summit?

EEBA’s High Performance Home Summit will focus on providing the tools and networking that builders, raters, analysts, and architects need to take high performance, healthy, resilient homes to new heights.

Our annual High Performance Home Summit showcases cutting edge research and best practices of high performance housing. The time to dramatically accelerate the creation of high performance homes is now. EEBA can no longer be satisfied with (only) the dissemination of building science information. Through this Summit, EEBA will educate building professionals, with the goal that they leave our events inspired to effectively build and sell high performance homes at a far greater pace.

September 20-22, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona

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National Solar Tour

Hundreds of people across the nation show off their solar homes and businesses. Use this website and interactive map to locate and connect with solar owners and supporters, ask and answer questions, and participate in a nationwide virtual solar experience.

October 1 – 22, 2022

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GoGreen Conference 2022

The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today’s global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind. View our most recent Conference Program and featured leaders Case Studies/Speakers to demonstrate how GoGreen delivers an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organization.

Seattle, Washington

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Upcoming Electrify Now Webinars

This series of in-depth webinars covers a wide variety of topics related to electrification. From heating and cooling to lawn care, there are electric alternatives to every device that runs on fossil fuel. Check these coming attractions to stay up-to-date on this rapidly developing trend.

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Online Training

Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Training

SHP is an in-depthinteractive, and experience-based online training program for building industry professionals who are looking to take their residential projects and craft to the next level of quality. Training topics covered in SHP are designed to maximize the health, comfort, durability, savings, and sustainability benefits for your home buyer/owner clients.

Learn from expert instructors as they guide participants through the entire spectrum of energy efficient and green building practices and share field-tested insights on the following:

  • Building science fundamentals & moisture management
  • High performance wall & roof assemblies
  • HVAC product selection & integrated system design
  • Water management & conservation
  • Indoor air quality, green material considerations & health impacts
A certification exam allows participants to earn the designation of an accredited Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP).
Earth Advantage provides logos, an accredited professional registry, and marketing support to help SHPs gain visibility as informed green building professionals.
Launching January 2021
15-hour online course
available on-demand
On-demand training format consists of a series of 5-10 minute videos divided into sections. Users can start or stop their viewing at their own pace and easily resume the course at another time. 

Intended for building industry audiences in Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Montana

Online Event

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