A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium Agenda

8:00 AM                       Welcome Reception

8:30 AM                       Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion

10:00 AM                     Break

10:25 AM                     Panel Discussion Resumes

11:30 AM                     Keynote Address: Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission 

11:55 AM                     Closing Remarks

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Tour De Young Zero Net Energy homes and De Young SmartHome Experience Center,

                                    3945 Ramona Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619. Transportation will not be provided


The distinguished panel of experts includes:

·       Brandon De Young, executive vice president, De Young Properties.

·       Garth Torvestad, senior technical consultant, ConSol.

·       Tom Harvey, senior manager, Tesla Energy.

·       Robert Raymer, senior engineer/technical director, California Building Industry Association. 

·       Dr. Chelsea Petrenko, managing consultant, Opinion Dynamics. 


The panel discussion will be moderated by: 

·       Dr. Michelle Calvarese, professor and department chair, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, College of Social Sciences, Fresno State. 

·       Brad Hyatt, P.E., LEED AP, associate professor and department chair, Department of Construction Management, Lyles College of Engineering, Fresno State.

·       Dr. Andres Jauregui, associate professor and director, Gazarian Real Estate Center, Craig School of Business, Fresno State.


About the Discussion Panelists


About the Moderators 



Directions and Parking:

A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium will take place on-campus in the University Business Center within the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. Please review accompanied map for event location on campus and the location of recommended parking in lots P5 and P6. Daily parking passes are available for purchase at designated Daily Permit Dispensers.

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