Zero Net Energy Center is a Finalist for the 2014 East Bay Innovation Awards
The Zero Net Energy Center has been announced as a finalist for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance 2014 Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards recognize the firms and organizations in the East Bay which promote a culture of innovation and regional prosperity. This is the second year in a row San Leandro has been represented. Last year Lit San Leandro was a finalist, along with firms such as Pandora and Tesla.
The Zero Net Energy Building, a partnership of IBEW local 595 and NorCal NECA, made the final 16 as the first renovated building in the US to achieve zero-net energy. The building conversion has served as a teaching tool for the challenging and pressing work of transforming building stock into green structures. This electrical union training center uses the systems of the building in its training; teaching skills needed for the green renovation of buildings. The process by which an outdated, inefficient building was transformed into a national model of sustainability has garnered national attention and the East Bay EDA is recognizing the ideas and creativity of the engineers, architects, and electricians living in the East Bay.
The finalists will be recognized at a gala event on February 13, 2014 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Click here for more information on the awards