Industry Titans Roundtable – Getting to Zero in the Building Sector by 2030

Zero energy and carbon neutral pledges from leading building industry organizations are accelerating the AEC community toward zero. US Green Building Council, ASHRAE, Urban Land Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and other industry titans have committed to progressing codes and policies. They are promoting the benefits of net zero buildings and are providing their members with advanced education and design guidance for delivering a clean energy future. There is ample evidence that buildings can get to net zero new construction by 2030 cost-effectively if we plan ahead and collaborate across the real estate value chain. Hear from market leaders about how innovation and market adoption of new ideas is most successful when proponents align behind a shared vision for change. Learn about their collective impact, as well as other industry commitments, can bring about the changes needed to support Biden’s climate agenda. The session, which is part of U.S. Climate Action Week, will answer questions around what those in the owner, architect, engineer, and contractor (OAEC) community can do today to meet local and national climate goals, and how to move toward all new buildings becoming net zero by 2030.

Getting to Zero: Grid-Integrated Buildings

The role of buildings and the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centralized and distributed renewable resources, electric vehicles, and smart systems. Growing trends toward all-electric technology deployment further challenge grid health. But solutions are emerging that offer opportunities to rethink how we generate and deliver energy while achieving the carbon savings we seek. During this 90-minute webinar, presenters will share what we’re learning about how buildings can support the electricity grid including opportunities for collections of buildings to be used as virtual power plants to meet load demand and provide grid services. In addition, participants will learn about the effective management of heating and cooling loads through thermal storage capabilities of heat pump technology, and details about the acceptance of GridOptimal as a LEED Pilot Credit as well as lessons learned from current GridOptimal pilot projects.

2021 Getting to Zero Forum

The Forum is the premier event on zero energy and zero carbon buildings, featuring the world’s leading experts who are creating the market-based solutions that are driving a growing movement to define the future of the built environment. While the conference takes place over three days, we also invite you join us in the zero energy and zero carbon movement 365 days a year.