Building Electrification: A Not So Shocking Solution to Climate Change
Sep 18, 2017
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2017-09-18 18:00:002017-09-18 20:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding Electrification: A Not So Shocking Solution to Climate ChangeReducing GHG emissions 80% by 2050 is generally recognized a
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Sep 18, 2017
9/18/17, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
Reducing GHG emissions 80% by 2050 is generally recognized as the target to avoiding the worst effects of climate change. As architects and engineers, our building design choices play a large role in whether or not this goal is attainable. Carbon reductions at such a scale are only possible through drastic decreases or elimination of fossil fuel use in most sectors of the economy. As the electricity sector becomes cleaner through increased use of renewables and smart grid technologies, it provides a pathway to transition from fossil fuel use to electricity in new buildings. This presentation will provide an overview of the state of 80×50 today, the transformation to a clean grid, and advice for building designers on how to decarbonize designs through electrification.
Speakers: Aaron Ordower, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Marc Rauch, Senior Specialist, New York Clean Energy Real Estate, Environmental Defense Fund Jeffrey Schwane, PE, CEM, CPHD, LEED AP, Senior Engineer, Arup Moderator: Ted Sheridan, AIA, ASA, CPHD, LEED AP, Principal, Ryall Sheridan Architects
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