Net Zero: Cost-Effectively Achieving Climate Imperatives
Cohousing communities have an incredible opportunity to achieve climate solutions at scale, and it doesn't have to break the bank. This session dives into key strategies and how to optimize them for cost and impact. It will also share lessons learned from a Net Zero Energy cohousing case study: Bozeman Cohousing. If sustainability is part of your community's vision statement, then this session will help you achieve that goal.
Erik is a registered architect with deep expertise in sustainability and participatory design. His experience includes facilitating integrated design of groundbreaking LEED and net zero carbon projects, while at Rocky Mountain Institute. His work focuses on integrating the economic, environmental, and social components of sustainability with a focus on equity and empowerment. Erik taught sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective at Montana State University and has published research on cost optimization of energy efficiency. He has worked to design and also found cohousing communities across the United States. Erik is passionate about collaborating with cohousing communities and helping them turn their aspirations into reality.