Existing Buildings - Path to Zero
About this session:
What does zero mean? What is possible withing the existing built environment? With today technology a path to zero is possible, with time, effort and of course money. To start on the path a definition of zero must be agreed on within the built environment. Is this zero energy? Emissions? Waste? Water? With the logical answer, yes, how do facility managers and owners begin to develop a comprehensive path forward. We will talk through measurement, planning and technologies available today to begin the path to zero. We will talk through taking stock in our assets and determining the liabilities in front of u that present the most difficult challenge and the best opportunity for change.
1. Learn to measure the opportunities and liabilities
2. Understand the importance of qualified staff needed to ensure the most efficient operations. More is less when it comes to staffing.
3. Everyone talks about low hanging fruit when looking for energy efficiency. What is low hanging fruit? Why is it important to a path to zero?
4. What are the most advanced technologies being placed within building to aid in a path to zero?