The role of buildings in the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centralized and distributed renewables, electric vehicles, and smart systems. NBI and USGBC are leading the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative, a collaborative project bringing together a wide range of organizations interested in optimizing building performance to promote grid integration. The first GridOptimal pilot project has recently been completed, at the headquarters office building of Sonoma Clean Power. The design team will share how new considerations, such as hourly marginal carbon emissions, impacted the design process. Presenters will share key outcomes and lessons learned from this first pilot project.
Hosting over 250 leading architects, policymakers, contractors, system manufacturers, building owners and real estate executives, this NetZeroBuild Summit is an opportunity to find the expertise and secure suppliers to deliver sustainable, energy efficient construction and renovation projects. With an interactive conference programme, the NetZeroBuild summit has been purposely crafted to facilitate networking in the sustainable build community and allow new, exciting projects to be showcased.