The All-Electric Multifamily: Trends, Technologies and Best Practices for Designing a Gas-Free Future

In order for New York and other northeastern states to reach their carbon emission reduction goals, there needs to be a large emphasis on electrification in buildings. This session will explore the trend towards electrification in Multifamily type buildings by looking at data from past multifamily projects that were enrolled through the Mass Save program in Massachusetts.

We will also look into modeled and actual energy consumption data for projects in New York that went through the Energy Star Multifamily High Rise program, with more typical gas fuel source versus electric for space heating. Then we will dive into the current technologies to go all electric for space heating using VRF and heat pump and other technologies, address some of the concerns we hear from the industry and potential solutions.

We will conclude with the current challenges for domestic hot water and what electric options we have for multifamily buildings.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Room / Location: 

East Village

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

BENYC-1819: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0; GBCI 1.0 BD+C hours

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