Washington, District of Columbia — Thirteen per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the building sector, 18 per cent if including electricity-related emissions, reports Natural Resources Canada.
Over 78 per cent of those emissions come from space and water heating equipment.
In an attempt to help the decarbonization movement within the industry, ASHRAE has created a new conference, titled “Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment.” The event will run from Oct. 25 to 27, 2023, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Washington D.C.
The conference will serve as an information and idea exchange, between stakeholders in the built environment industry, concerning the timely and important topic of reducing carbon emissions from buildings.
“The goal of this conference is to bring persons who work in all aspects of building design, construction, operation, ownership and management into the same room to address how the building industry as a whole can improve the impact buildings have on the global climate crises,” said Ginger Scoggins, elected ASHRAE president.
The conference will host various presentations on cutting down emissions in the built environment, such as:
- Decarbonization 101: Measures, Metrics and Terminology
- Decarbonization Drivers: Guidelines, Standards and Regulations
- What is your role in Decarbonization?
- Strategies to Achieve Low-Carbon Operations
- Designing and Constructing Low Carbon Buildings
- Retrofitting Your Way to Low Carbon Buildings
- Lessons Learned: New Construction Case Studies
- Successes and Failures: Existing Buildings Case Studies
- How Do We Fund Low Carbon Buildings?
Early bird registration for the conference begins May 29 and ends Sept. 1. For ASHRAE members, the cost will be $660.00, and for non-members, it will cost $700.00.
Regular registration will start on Sept. 2 and cost $700.00 for ASHRAE members and $740.00 for non-members. Speaker pricing will be $450.00, and student pricing will be $300.00.
For more information and to register, visit the 2023 Decarbonizing Conference for the Built Environment.