Online Course Features Strategies for Designing and Building Zero Net Energy Buildings

The Propane Education & Research Council’s Propane Training Academy has an online course available for download that gives architects and builders an overview of strategies for designing and building zero net energy (ZNE) buildings.

The online course, Introduction to Zero Net Energy Homes: Opportunities to Leverage High Efficiency Propane Systems, will count toward continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the U.S. Green Building Council. Builders and architects can download the course here.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will understand:

  • What ZNE buildings are and how zero may be defined.
  • The current U.S. market of ZNE buildings.
  • General design strategies for ZNE buildings.
  • Opportunities to use mixed-fuel design strategies in ZNE or zero energy ready projects.

“This course provides a way for architects and builders to stay competitive in a market that continues to trend towards environmental sustainability, as more than 30,000 zero net energy projects are in planning this year alone,” says Jesse Marcus, PERC director of residential and commercial business development. “High-efficiency propane appliances are paramount in reducing the total energy consumption and emissions of a building while still providing the quality and comfort building owners expect from their appliances.”

To access its library of online courses, participants must first register to become a member of the Propane Training Academy, by visiting

For more information on how propane can increase energy efficiency, visit this website.

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