A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in sustainable buildings: The Decarbonizing Building Heating webinar on January 19.
One of the toughest barriers to achieving net zero is how to decarbonize the thermal side of energy production (e.g. building heating). Electrification with heat pumps has been proposed as a broadly applicable solution, and we are starting to see significant heat pump deployment. However electrification may not be a viable solution in every case, and we may need to consider other pathways like geothermal, RNG and/or green-hydrogen based solutions.
At this event NECEC will convene leaders in the built environment along with technology experts and developers to discuss the pros and cons of each solution. This will cover a range of low carbon options utilizing many technologies such as (but not limited to) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and District Energy. We will also hear from local community representatives about their challenges and which solutions might deliver the best results for EJ communities.
10.00 – Welcome remarks-Joe Curtatone, President, NECEC
10:10 – Panel
Mike Bakas, Executive Vice President Ameresco
Dr. David Dvorak, PhD, P.E.; Director, New England Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership
Jackie Bliss, Chief Customer officer, Vicinity
Zeyneb Magavi, Co-Executive Director, HEET
Michael Walsh, Founding Partner, Groundwork Data
Moderated by Alistair Pim, Vice President for Innovation and Policy, NECEC
11:10 – Q&A
11:30 – End
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