Our Katie Courtney will present at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston conference on March 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET as part of a panel discussion titled: When the Grid Goes Down – Saving Lives with Your Building’s Envelope and Backup Power. BuildingEnergy Boston is a leading regional event for professionals and practitioners in the fields of high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy uniting more than 1,500 industry leaders and emerging professional to share ideas and best practices.

Learn more about BuildingEnergy Boston online, Katie’s full presentation abstract is listed below.

When the Grid Goes Down: Saving Lives with Your Building’s Envelope and Backup Power
Storms, wildfires, heat waves, cyber-terrorism: For many reasons, there is growing interest in ensuring that our buildings will keep occupants safe and provide a reasonable level of functionality during extended power outages or loss of heating fuel. This workshop will detail two ways to address these needs: first, design strategies for buildings to ensure that reasonably safe thermal conditions will be maintained passively in the event of lost power or heating fuel; and second, providing back up power to serve critical needs in a building. In the second half of this session, participants will work in small groups to apply these strategies for LEED Resilient Design Pilot credit IDpc100 Passive Survivability and Backup Power During Disruptions.