AIA + 2030 Session VIII only
Site Power: Renewable Energy Opportunities
Note Welcome Center location
Friday, April, 4th 8am-Noon
Michael P. Nowicki, PE, SmithGroupJJR
John Wakeman, SUR Energy
HFCC Energy Technology faculty will host a tour HFCC renewable technology installations.
Coffee/Tea & Conversation at 7:45 am, Session begins at 8:15
4LU/4HSW/4 GBCI CEUs
Location: Henry Ford Community College
Welcome Center (WC on campus map)
Free parking available in any student lot. Link to campus map:
Fee: $40 AIA/GBCI Members, $30 Associate/AIAS or AIA+2030 Alumni, $50 non-members
SESSION DESCRIPTION: The ultimate goal of the 2030 Challenge is fossil fuel free buildings by the year 2030. As buildings approach zero for their carbon footprint, on-site renewable energy sources become a key element to the strategy. As the lower up-front cost conservation and efficiency measures are exhausted, renewable energy emerges as the final step to reaching aggressive carbon elimination goals. This session will explore the relationship between conservation and renewable energy, and explore current renewable energy opportunities, both onsite and offsite systems, such as combined heat and power and local district energy (valuable for load sharing).
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Through presentation, case study and panel discussion examples, upon
completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
‣ Separate renewable hype from reality
‣ Describe the technology behind major on-site renewable energy strategies for buildings
‣ Evaluate which renewables are a good fit for a project site site and make rough calculations
‣ Propose an appropriate renewable energy strategy based on site characteristics and resources
‣ Understand the economics of renewables and enumerate the life cycle costs and benefits of on-site renewable energy
‣ Understand how district energy can provide thermal and electric services and balance neighborhood loads
Contact: Jan Culbertson firstname.lastname@example.org
The series is locally sponsored by Henry Ford Community College, AIA Huron Valley and USGBC-DRC.