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COTE: BSA COTE Co-Chair Election & Electrification of the Built Environment

COTE June 2021
  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    CEs

  • AUDIENCE

    Professionals

  • ACCREDITATIONS

    1 LU AIA credit available

This meeting will begin with short presentations by each of the two slates of candidates to run for BSA COTE Co-Chairs, followed by a brief round of questions, then a Zoom poll election. You can learn more about the two slates of candidates here: https://www.architects.org/knowledge-communities/committee-on-the-environment-cote
Following the election, the education portion of the evening will consist of the presentation:

Electrification and Decarbonization of the Built Environment
Presenters:
Patrick Murphy, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CHPC
Associate Principal | Director of Sustainable Design at Vanderweil Engineers
BSA COTE Co-Chair
Chuck Stellberger, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEM
Energy Engineer

A growing number of universities, corporations, cities and states are establishing carbon neutrality and carbon emissions reduction goals for the coming 20-30 years. Given that major new construction and renovation projects will be operational during this period, designs for these projects need to aggressively reduce emissions and/or be ready for net zero emissions during their lifespan in order for these institutions to achieve their emissions goals. The key to achieving these strategies is the elimination of direct fossil fuel emissions from building operations through the electrification of building energy systems, and leveraging growing sources of clean, renewable electricity.
This presentation describes the larger forces driving the building design and construction industry towards electrification, how to measure operational emissions savings now and into the future, and dives into the range of available technologies and strategies to make buildings resiliently net zero emissions ready. We will conclude by sharing several case studies of the application of these technologies, including lessons learned for how to successfully implement these strategies on future projects.

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