Free Webinar Series: Both Sides of the Meter: GridOptimal Building Strategies, June 6 and June 13, 10-11 am PT

  • 6 June 2024
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), New Buildings Institute (NBI)
Free Webinar Series: Both Sides of the Meter: GridOptimal Building Strategies
Event Description

Buildings are at the center of our energy systems and account for over 70% of US electricity consumption. To succeed in decarbonizing our grid, buildings and the systems within buildings can be part of the solution. These two classes will focus on the foundations to create and operate grid-interactive buildings to optimize their energy use and grid interactions. These strategies lead to resiliency, cost savings, and reduced carbon emissions.

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe grid-interactive building demand management and why it is important
  • Identify the qualitative and quantitative value streams of GEBs
  • Evaluate building systems and technologies that support grid-interactivity


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  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), New Buildings Institute (NBI)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mischa Egolf

      Mischa Egolf is a Technical Associate at New Buildings Institute (NBI) and part of NBI’s Building Innovation team. Mischa applies her engineering background to conduct data analysis, create data visualizations, and complete technical research for NBI projects and Initiatives. Through building science expertise, Mischa quantifies the energy, cost, and carbon impacts of energy efficiency and decarbonization measures in both the residential and commercial sector.

      Alexi Miller

      Alexi Miller is the Director of Building Innovation at NBI. Alexi oversees and leads several programs and initiatives at NBI including the Advanced Water Heating Initiative and the GridOptimal Initiative. Alexi and his team form NBI’s technical backbone, leading and supporting projects that advance emerging technology and best practices for accelerating building decarbonization. Alexi has expertise in a range of topics including zero energy and zero carbon buildings, code and policy, building controls, deep energy savings retrofits, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining NBI in 2013, he spent six years at The Cadmus Group. Alexi is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering in Oregon.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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