Optional reception/poster session Monday 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
We face increased concerns about energy cost and availability, resilience to extreme weather events, and the urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With a blend of content, strategies, and process, this session is designed for people who either have a specific deep energy reduction project in mind or plan to implement a project in the near future. Explore tools and opportunities to integrate efficiency, renewables, behavioral choices, and community solutions. Regardless of whether a project is completed all at once or as a multi-year effort, the deep reduction paradigm must provide the framework to guide project planning and execution.
Join in addressing sticky wicket issues, including: 1) Budget too low & cost too high; 2) Creating a team; 3) R-value: How high is high enough?; 4) Mechanical system alternatives, and; 5) Deep reductions for water heating and baseload.
Prepare to be challenged to rethink assumptions regarding residential energy use and savings!
By attending this session, participants will
- Be able to identity five ways that deep reduction differ from “business as usual” projects, and the implications for system choices and project outcomes
- Learn to identify and avoid near-term strategies that may hinder longer-term energy reduction objectives
- Review case studies of deep energy reduction projects that achieved 70% or greater reductions in order to examine lessons learned, non-energy benefits, and alternative options
Type: Full-Day (SC)