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Getting to Zero National Forum: Holistic Approach to Achieving Zero Energy High-Rise Residential Buildings

April 18, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

Getting to Zero National Forum

Building Energy Specialists, Patrick Roppel and Christian Cianfrone will jointly present Holistic Approach to Achieving Zero Energy High-Rise Residential Buildings at the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum, in Pittsburgh, PA  on April 17-19, 2018. This session will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18.

Presentation Overview:

As codes and standards evolve towards ultra-low or net-zero energy buildings, the practicality of achieving these targets in multifamily, especially high-rise concrete construction gets increasingly challenging. The need for multifamily buildings are becoming more common as cities redevelop and add density. Current design and construction practice for high-rise in particular present a number of constraints including water, energy and sufficient solar with regards to achieving high levels of energy performance. The outcome of these combined constraints is often poor energy efficiency, with the burden of higher operating costs deferred to future owners. This talk explores the interconnected need for efficiency across all aspects becoming the primary consideration in residential buildings and what that will likely mean for the typical competing constraints.


New Buildings Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute


Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
600 Commonwealth Pl, Gateway Ctr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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