FEB 9-11, 2021

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It's Electric: A Healthier, Simpler & More Economical Way to Build

REGISTRATION TYPE: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

SESSION TYPE: Building Knowledge Session More Info

LEVEL OF CONTENT: Intermediate More Info

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Multifamily Builders & Developers, Single Family Builders - All Types

TRACK: Building Techniques & Strategies

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Education + Expo Pass

Aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change has pushed codes to increase efficiency requirements and restrict emissions. Electric buildings are part of this solution because the electric grid becomes cleaner as we employ zero emission technologies paired with renewables, like wind and solar. They can be much simpler to operate and are often cleaner, safer and more comfortable. This session will explore consideration for systems, materials and finishes with low-embodied and zero-operational carbon. From mid-rise, multifamily to zero-energy single-family, the examples presented will share lessons learned and demonstrate simple, practical and economical applications.

  • Learn what electrifying and zero-carbon means in todays building vocabulary.
  • Determine ways to respond to the top arguments against electrification, including its too expensive or complicated to operate.
  • Understand the top technical challenges of electrifying and the health and well-being benefits.
  • Identify next steps to thoughtfully build low-embodied and zero-operational carbon buildings.

Participants must be registered for an Education + Expo Pass package or a 1-Day Education + Expo Pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Already registered? If you have already purchased your expo pass you can still purchase IBS Education by logging in to your registration using either your Confirmation ID and Last Name OR an Email Address and Password, then select “Upgrade Registration” on the menu page.

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