More than 50 industry professionals met in May at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to discuss the technologies and strategies needed to engineer and construct net zero energy buildings. Speakers included U.S. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY); U.S. Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD); James Rannels, supervisor, Commercial Building Integration and Deployment Project, U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Richard Lord, engineering fellow, Carrier Corp.; Drake Erbe, VP, market development, Airxchange; Karen Penafiel, CAE, VP for advocacy, BOMA International; Godfried L. Augenbroe, associate professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology; and James McClendon, director of engineering, Wal-Mart.