Resilience Gaps and Clean Energy Solutions at State-Owned Medical and Residential Care Facilities

In 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources contracted with Arup to conduct an Energy Resilience Assessment of 12 state-owned care facilities which house difficult-to-relocate residents who live on-site 24/7. For all sites, an extended loss of utility service could render the facility non-operational and require costly and potentially risky relocations of patients or clients. The goal of the study was to identify clean energy technologies to improve on-site energy resilience and increase the duration or effectiveness of on-site power sources, with the overall goal of avoiding relocating residents. This session will provide an overview of the study and explore fiscal and environmental considerations and lessons learned.

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Event Time: 

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Room / Location:
Marina 3

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
MA CSL 1.0 hour Energy
AICP 1.0 Sustainability credit

Session ID: 

BOS19-202