When the Grid Goes Down: Saving Lives with Your Building's Envelope and Backup Power

Storms, wildfires, heat waves, cyber-terrorism: For many reasons, there is growing interest in ensuring that our buildings will keep occupants safe and provide a reasonable level of functionality during extended power outages or loss of heating fuel. This workshop will detail two ways to address these needs: first, design strategies for buildings to ensure that reasonably safe thermal conditions will be maintained passively in the event of lost power or heating fuel; and second, providing back up power to serve critical needs in a building. In the second half of this session, participants will work in small groups to apply these strategies for LEED Resilient Design Pilot credit IDpc100 Passive Survivability and Backup Power During Disruptions.

Note: Capacity for this session is limited to 80.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Room / Location: 

Marina 2

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW (pending)
BPI 1.5 hours
GBCI 1.5 BD+C, O+M, WELL hours
MA CSL 1.5 hours Energy

Session ID: 

BOS19-110