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September 2021 – PES Webinar
September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
** All Student Members please contact the registration chair, or make payments at the door.
Professional Education Seminar (PES) Webinar
Topic: Electrification and Decarbonization of the Built Environment
-Speakers: Patrick Murphy, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Associate Principal | Director of Sustainable Design, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
Chapter Meeting: September 22, 2020 – Noon to 2 P.M.
Register at: https://nccashrae.org/meet-reg1.php?id=172
Presentation Topic: Electrification and Decarbonization of the Built Environment
- Introduction by Patti Gunderson, Building Science Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Main Speaker: Patrick Murphy, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Associate Principal | Director of Sustainable Design, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
The presentation will be followed by a brief overview of the new and improved ASHRAE NCC website.
Abstract: Electrification and Decarbonization of the Built Environment
This presentation describes the larger forces driving the building design and construction industry towards electrification, and the available technologies and strategies to make buildings net zero emissions ready. We will conclude by sharing several case studies of the application of these technologies, including lessons learned for how to implement these strategies on future projects.
A growing number of universities, corporations, cities and states are establishing carbon neutrality and carbon emissions reduction goals for the coming 20-30 years. Given that major new construction and renovation projects will be operational during this period, designs for these projects need to aggressively reduce emissions and/or be ready for net zero emissions during their lifespan in order for these institutions to achieve their emissions goals. The key to achieving these strategies is the elimination of direct fossil fuel emissions from building operations through the electrification of building energy systems, and leveraging growing sources of clean, renewable electricity.
Patrick Murphy As Director of Sustainable Design for Vanderweil Engineers, Patrick is leveraging his passion and experience in sustainable, integrated, and innovative building design to inform designs through rigorous energy and water analysis. Patrick’s background as an architectural engineer with a focus on sustainable MEP systems informs his multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to building design. Patrick’s career is highlighted by multiple awards, speaking at several conferences, and his involvement and leadership in the design of multiple LEED Platinum and net zero projects.