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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 shared 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, viewers 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.

Original Air Date: April 29, 2021