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2024 Getting to Zero Forum Presentations

Dedicated to Building Decarbonization

May 16, 2024

Catch Steve Gross
May 22, 2024, at 9:00 AM
Breakout 1.4
Building Decarbonization in Action: Case Studies on Emission Reduction and Innovation in Educational and Municipal Buildings

Room: Carolina A

Delve into the details of three dynamic public buildings projects. The modernization of the Silvio J. Mollo Federal Building showcases a holistic approach to reducing emissions and exemplifies existing building reuse. The City of San Diego’s ambitious goal of achieving zero emissions in municipal facilities by 2035 sparked a collaborative effort to prioritize reduction, leverage funding, and promote equity and resiliency. Hawaii’s Department of Education used passive design strategies and photovoltaic-powered units to create comfortable classrooms, foster equitable access to education, and reduce energy expenses statewide.

See Wesley Lau
May 23, 2024, 9:00am
Breakout 4.3
Harmonized Resilience: Grid-Responsive Housing and Microgrids

Room: Mecklenburg 3

To keep pace with state and national climate goals, buildings must become grid resources that can morph load profiles to accommodate variable renewable generation, facilitate cost-effective grid decarbonization, and ensure a reliable power system. Simultaneously, the changing climate increases the risk of extreme weather and power outages. What are the best approaches to achieve these outcomes and what barriers stand in the way of widespread adoption? Explore real-world scenarios to gain valuable insights and shed light on complex considerations.

2024 Getting to Zero Forum Program

May 21-23, 2024 | Charlotte, NC

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. The event brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals.

Embassy of Australia Winner Institutional Category
2024 AIA Conference on Architecture & Design