“Beyond Zero Net Energy” with Marc Rosenbaum
November 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Two Roads Brewing Company
The next step “Beyond Zero Net Energy” is pushing to see how much energy used on site can be supplied by the PV system. In suntempered superinsulated housing, with PV system sized to zero out the annual consumption, only about 1/4 of the PV energy is used as it is generated. On-site battery storage makes it possible to drive this fraction up significantly. We’ll look at daily and seasonal residential energy use data from low energy homes, and how that compares to PV generation. Using an simulation tool that uses hourly inputs for energy use and PV generation, we’ll examine the effects of varying battery and PV array sizing, as well as load variation, on the degree of renewable self-consumption that can be achieved. We’ll draw some insights from all this and the implications for how we think about design.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to describe both daily and seasonal patterns of residential energy use in low load houses.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to draw and describe a basic PV plus battery storage system conceptual one line.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how battery storage changes self-consumption fraction both daily and seasonally.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how adding battery storage to PV systems on low load houses changes how we think about designing those houses.
Obtain 2.5 HSW hours of AIA Learning Units
Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. is a long-time student of making great buildings. He uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities connected to the natural world, supporting both personal and planetary health. Much of his recent work has been Zero Net Energy Buildings, Deep Energy Retrofits and Passive Houses. His work has been recognized nationally by ASHRAE, AIA, EEBA, and NESEA, but they didn’t see all the mistakes along the way.
- 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking
- 6:00 pm – Program start
- 8:00 pm – Open for questions & discussion
2017 Contractor Conference & Networking Event
Wednesday, November 8 from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Discuss market trends and opportunities for collaboration:
- Grow your business by promoting deeper energy savings
- Discuss industry gaps and opportunities
- Learn how energy trends impact residential and commercial markets in Connecticut
3:00– 3:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)
Solar + the New CES
With the coming expiration of the ZREC program, the Comprehensive Energy Strategy lays out a new framework for solar in Connecticut. Hear from DEEP and others in the market about the proposals around net metering, RECs, tariffs and more.
Growing Opportunities in Under-served Communities
The state is focused on ensuring inclusive prosperity. The energy burden is heaviest on communities with fewer resources. This session showcase contractors, property managers, and landlords taking advantage of Energize CT programs to help make energy improvements in distressed communities throughout the state. Learn about credit quality and consumer preferences of low to moderate income communities and market tools for targeted engagement.
4:00 – 4:50 pm – (Plenary) Emerging Opportunities in the CES
What does the future of residential energy in Connecticut look like and what does that mean for your business? Hear from DEEP, United Illuminating, Eversource, and the Connecticut Green Bank about the most significant emerging trends and technologies. Presenters are: Bryan Garcia, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank; Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner, Depart. of Energy and Environmental Protection; Pat McDonnell, Senior Dir. of Conservation and Load Management, United Illuminating; and Ron Araujo, Manager of Energy Efficiency, Eversource.
5:00 – 5:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)
Strategic Electrification of buildings and transportation in the proposed CES
The proposed 2017 CES focuses on the importance of strategic electrification of the grid and transportation sector to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. Learn what strategic electrification means and how your company and benefit from these goals.
Real Time, Real Savings: New Technologies for Optimizing and Meeting Building Energy Loads
This panel will feature companies and their solutions for enabling customers to better understand and manage building energy loads through sensors, metering, smart controls, equipment upgrades, and energy storage. Brief product demonstrations will be followed by discussions of the Connecticut market, business model and financing innovation (including available Green Bank resources), opportunities to build relationships between contractors and a Q&A.
Quick, Healthy, & Green: Unlocking utility incentives and financing for Multifamily clean energy retrofits and new construction
Incorporating renewable energy and efficiency measures in multifamily retrofits and new construction projects is becoming more frequent and desirable. This session will explore the tools necessary to advance green housing development at both the design and construction phases. During this interactive session, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about your properties and projects, and learn how to achieve energy savings using other people’s money.
5:50 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Networking Reception
The Energy & Environment Club of Harvard Business School is hosting its 14th Annual Energy Symposium on October 21 which brings together over 500 top thought leaders, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs from across the energy industry for an exciting day of events on the HBS campus. The symposium includes annual start-up competition judged by leading venture capital professionals, entrepreneurs and energy industry veterans. Winning startups will receive $5,000 as well as significant mentoring from HBS professors and alum and networking prizes. For more details and a link to the application, see here: http://energyclubathbs.
To learn more about the event, please visit Energy Symposium 2017: Exploring New Horizons and Energy & Environment Demo Day start-up competition .
Want lower energy bills? Join us at the Energize Connecticut Center for a free public information session to help residents take advantage of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Meet with energy program experts and local service providers to lock in long-term savings with little to no upfront costs.
A light lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop and children will be given a tour of the Energize Connecticut Center and provided activities during the workshop.
For more information, or to let us know you’re coming, please contact:
Julian Freund, Operation Fuel: (860) 243-2345, ext. 3308; [email protected]
See what’s brewing at our C-PACE contractor event!
Socialize and network with Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE team and other C-PACE contractors. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your network of contacts in the industry to help further your business goals. Provide feedback on the C-PACE program to members of the Green Bank’s Commercial, Industrial & Institutional team and learn about new opportunities for C-PACE contractors.
Enjoy food and beverages with other members of Connecticut’s C-PACE community!
For assistance, please contact [email protected]
Premiere of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel”
July 28, 6 pm, Zhang Auditorium, Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Reception: 5 – 6 pm with appetizers
Q&A afterwards with Anthony Leiserowitz & Kalee Kreider
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Please join us at 6 pm on Friday, July 28th, for a free screening of the long-awaited followup to An Inconvenient Truth, one of the most powerful climate documentaries ever released.
Beforehand, we will have a 1-hour reception with appetizers. We will also be joined by Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Director Anthony Leiserowitz and Kalee Kreider, UN Foundation senior climate advisor and Al Gore’s former communications director, for a brief Q&A after the film. This screening and reception are open to the public.
Synopsis of An Inconvenient Sequel from Paramount Pictures
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
“It is increasingly clear that business not only has to contribute to put the planet on a sustainable path, it has to lead. And every manager knows that any change initiative has to start with a clear eyed examination of the facts. That’s why we are so delighted to have the Connecticut premier of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ at Yale School of Management.” — David Bach, Senior Associate Dean, Yale School of Management
Event Sponsored by:
Please join the Connecticut Green Bank as we recognize and honor outgoing Board member Norma Glover for her decade of voluntary service.
Program highlights include:
- Opening remarks from Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy and former Commissioner of DEEP, Dan Esty,
- Overview of Yale Carbon Charge Project by Casey Pickett, Director of the Yale Carbon Charge Project,
- “The Future of Clean Energy in Connecticut,” a feature panel moderated by Dan Haar of the Hartford Courant with Representative Lonnie Reed (Co-Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee), Deputy Commissioner of DEEP Mary Sotos, Ron French of Direct Energy Solar, and Bill Dornbos of the Acadia Center, and
- Words of appreciation for Norma Glover.
To RSVP to attend, click here.
EE Global Forum 2017, being held May 8-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is the leading international energy efficiency event, drawing hundreds of energy efficiency influencers for two-days of unparalleled discussion at its Plenary and Executive Dialogue sessions, and best-in-class networking aimed at driving actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.
As an invitation-only event, EE Global hand selects high caliber industry professionals, academics and policy makers looking to create partnerships, discuss the latest technology and information and develop “best practices” policies and strategies for global implementation of energy efficiency.
Christopher Magalhaes, Assistant Director of Clean Energy Finance at Connecticut Green Bank, will participate in a panel discussion, entitled “The Age of Aging Infrastructure: Energy Efficiency the Cornerstone to Modernization?” on Tuesday, May 9. Click here to learn more about this session.
To show your organization’s strong support for driving energy productivity you can pledge to sponsor this leading international event, or join our list of impressive endorsing organizations. More information on attending or supporting this year’s EE Global can be found at www.eeglobalforum.org
Please join us for the next Coffee and… contractor roundtable event. This will be a roundtable discussion about a new Energize Connecticut pilot program for existing homes pursuing the path to zero energy through energy efficiency, high performance HVAC, and solar. Eversource, United Illuminating, and the Connecticut Green Bank want to hear from you! We are seeking feedback on the pilot’s objectives, proposed design, and strategies for maximizing its value and effectiveness.
Light breakfast will be provided.