FREE Webinar: Smart Tech for Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, January 15, 12 pm EST

  • 15 January 2021
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : German-American Business Council of Boston
built environment, construction, residential, energy, carbon
Event Description

More than half of greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial, industrial, and large residential buildings. Thermal electrification & connected buildings are considered a key pathway for achieving carbon neutrality. There are four primary strategies for large building decarbonization:

  • applying deep energy retrofits/planning energy efficiency measures into new buildings
  • procuring or producing renewable energy
  • shifting to all-electrification for space heating, cooling, hot water to non-fossil fuels (assuming a clean energy grid)
  • zero net carbon standards for all building codes

Some questions arise from this, such as:

  • Why are buildings so energy intensive?
  • How can energy efficiency in buildings and a cut in CO2 emissions be achieved with new technologies?
  • What partners need to sit at the same table to achieve a comprehensive energy and low-carbon transition in the built environment?

This webinar will discuss these pathways and technologies with our panel of industry representatives moderated by Kent Larson, the Director of the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • German-American Business Council of Boston
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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