June 18, 2020: The Engineering of All-Electric Buildings with Peter Rumsey
Electrifying homes are pretty straightforward, 90% are just take 4 appliances and electrify them. Maybe a little wiring, maybe a panel upgrade. New construction: a cinch. Cheaper and faster actually. Multi-family and the many different shades of “nonresidential” though? A different beast. It can be done and done well, but it involves some thinking, some skill and some vision. Totally do-able, once you know how to do it. Peter Rumsey is one of the best at doing it. Big firms, small firms, massive campuses and one-offs, he has seen them all and been designing them zero-energy and all-electric for two decades. In this webinar Peter shares information on heat pumps and how they can be applied in commercial buildings. He discusses different heat pump types and shares case studies on the application of these systems. He shares his lessons learned and experience from two decades of designing net zero and all electric buildings. This lecture is useful for the novice and expert alike who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings.
fPanama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.