Designing and building Zero Net Energy (ZNE) schools is more than just a lofty goal – it’s an increasingly viable necessity. Saving the planet is no easy feat, but by incorporating ZNE into high performance building plans with streamlined paths toward achievement, we can start working now for a healthier tomorrow. Join us to learn how the education sector is leading the market in zero energy buildings and the aggressive goals around these extremely high performing buildings. This workshop will feature case studies of schools with zero energy design goals and performance, tools and exercises to help plan and advocate for ZNE buildings internally, and resources for creative financing, planning, and integrating curriculum into new school buildings and retrofits. The 3-hour workshop is designed to be interactive with an opportunity to connect with peers. The intention is to raise general awareness about concepts relative to zero net energy and provide specific tools that the attendees can take back and apply.