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Mon 09.18.2017

Building Electrification: A Not So Shocking Solution to Climate Change

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Where: At The Center   

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 80x50 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

Organized by:
AIANY Committee on the Environment

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for general public
 
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