Executive Order 14057 sets aggressive Federal goals, including “net-zero emissions building portfolio by 2045, including a 50 percent emissions reduction by 2032.” What can we do now to enhance Federal buildings and prepare for the challenges of the future? Clean energy procurement, on-site clean energy generation (i.e., wind and solar energy, geothermal, biofuels, etc.), and on-site energy storage - these are some of the practices you can implement today. This training session will include Industry and Federal government representatives discussing clean energy building electrification projects successfully deployed, and how those experiences can help plan for the future.
Michael Bowers, Energy Engineer, Wood
Steven Straus, President, Glumac
Kinga Porst Hydras, Sustainable Design Expert, U.S. General Services Administration
Nichole Liebov, Distributed Energy Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify what can be done now to enhance Federal buildings and prepare for the challenges of the future;
- Identify applicable tools- best practices in new building design that can be leveraged to meet new goals;
- Review Case Studies- Recognizing how agencies are planning to increase the size and scale of deep retrofits across their portfolios to increase the number of federal net-zero buildings;
- Identify resources, tools, and methodologies for building electrification; and
- Differentiate between embodied carbon and operating emissions.