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AIA+2030 Site Power: Renewable Energy Opportunities

  • Friday, April 04, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Henry Ford Community College
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  • AIA+2030 Alumni enrolled in the last AIA+2030 series, but want a refresher or missed a session.

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AIA + 2030 Session VIII only
Site Power: Renewable Energy Opportunities

Note Welcome Center location

Friday, April, 4th   8am-Noon

Main Speakers:

Michael P. Nowicki, PE, SmithGroupJJR

John Wakeman, SUR Energy

HFCC Energy Technology faculty will host a tour HFCC renewable technology installations.

Coffee/Tea & Conversation at 7:45 am, Session begins at 8:15   

                4LU/4HSW/4 GBCI CEUs        

Location:   Henry Ford Community College             

                  Welcome Center (WC on campus map)

              Community Room

Free parking available in any student lot.  Link to campus map:


Fee:  $40 AIA/GBCI Members, $30 Associate/AIAS or AIA+2030 Alumni, $50 non-members

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The ultimate goal of the 2030 Challenge is fossil fuel free buildings by the year 2030. As buildings approach zero for their carbon footprint, on-site renewable energy sources become a key element to the strategy. As the lower up-front cost conservation and efficiency measures are exhausted, renewable energy emerges as the final step to reaching aggressive carbon elimination goals. This session will explore the relationship between conservation and renewable energy, and explore current renewable energy opportunities, both onsite and offsite systems, such as combined heat and power and local district energy (valuable for load sharing).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Through presentation, case study and panel discussion examples, upon

completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

        Separate renewable hype from reality

        Describe the technology behind major on-site renewable energy strategies for buildings

        Evaluate which renewables are a good fit for a project site site and make rough calculations

        Propose an appropriate renewable energy strategy based on site characteristics and resources

        Understand the economics of renewables and enumerate the life cycle costs and benefits of on-site renewable energy

        Understand how district energy can provide thermal and electric services and balance neighborhood loads

Contact:  Jan Culbertson jculbertson@a3c.com

The series is locally sponsored by Henry Ford Community College, AIA Huron Valley and USGBC-DRC.

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