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Net Zero Carbon, Water, and Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level

  • 13 Aug 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63103

Registration

  • • Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
    • Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
    • Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
    • Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.
  • • Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
    • Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
    • Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
    • Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.
  • • Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
    • Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
    • Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
    • Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.

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August 13 Program

Net Zero Carbon, Water, and Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level

In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

District scale projects and campuses lend themselves well for the goals of complete decarbonization and net zero energy and water. Depending on the project type, context, and location, these goals may also represent the best first and lifecycle cost approach. But getting there will involve navigating everything from utility rates, regulations, and connection fees, metering configurations, integrating electric vehicles, district electric and thermal technologies, managing a phasing plan, and managing ongoing operations.

This session will start by reviewing the various definitions of net zero energy and carbon, and Zero Water and One Water, including those developed by the USGBC and ILFI. It will then provide some context in terms of integrating renewables from the built environment into the larger utility mix, addressing duck curves and evolving rate structures. Lastly, it will walk through a step by step process of evaluating district systems, moving towards a decision of onsite technologies and configurations -- including financial and incentive analysis, evaluating the potential for onsite storage, and partnering with third party entities where appropriate. It will also include best practices regarding performance management so that the project’s ultimate zero carbon and lowest life cycle cost are realized. This will include reference to 3-4 actual projects around the country in various phases of development.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  •    Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
  •    Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
  •    Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
  •  Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.

SPEAKER

Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

WHEN
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63103

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE St. Louis Members, and full time students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

Ross & Baruzzini

WSP

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