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Electrification of the Built Environment: What It Means for You
Recent policies around the country are starting to ban natural gas in new construction and require all-electric building design. As the industry makes this monumental shift away from natural gas, it will have serious implications on the design community. Join Steve Gross and Jared Landsman to learn more about electrification, why it is important, and how architects can cost-effectively design all-electric buildings.
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
- Define electrification and recognize its significance in achieving a decarbonized future
- Understand the electrification codes and policies being employed within local municipalities
- Identify cost-effective all-electric design strategies and systems
- Recount real-world case studies of electrification being implemented in residential and non-residential applications
About the Speakers
Steve Gross, PE
Steve leads Interface San Francisco’s Building Performance Team, a passionate group of analysts that specialize in energy analysis, daylighting optimization, computational fluid dynamics, thermal comfort, and financial analysis. As a registered mechanical engineer in the State of California, Steve pursues the advancement of building technology and reduction of the carbon footprint of the built environment. His specialties including whole-building energy analysis, sustainable design, and mechanical control system optimization. Steve has extensive experience with successful LEED, Zero Net Energy, existing building energy audits/retrofits, and Passivhaus projects, helping project teams advance the use of sustainable technologies and implementation of conservation practices. He also has conducted state-of-the-art research in the areas of phase-change materials and natural ventilation control strategies.
Jared is an Associate with Integral Group where he leads the building performance team in Integral Group’s Oakland office. With a focus on all facets of building performance, Jared’s work includes energy and carbon analytics, systems selection, thermal comfort assessment, natural ventilation, climate analysis, and post occupancy evaluation. Jared has worked on many zero net energy projects, helping guide building design toward high performance, and has experience with decarbonization, electrification, and microgrids. Jared previously studied building science and sustainability at UC Berkeley, where he did research for the Center for the Built Environment on passive design and thermal comfort. He serves as a member of the LEED Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Committee and as a consultant to the ASHRAE 62.1 Natural Ventilation Committee.