Overcoming Barriers to Electrification: A Collaborative Approach

Electrifying existing buildings is easier said than done. There are numerous roadblocks to electrification, from first costs, to technical feasibility, to grid limitations, operating costs, and tenant education, just to name a few! Richard Gerbe will moderate this roundtable discussion with key stakeholders representing manufacturers, utilities, engineers, and building owners, to learn how cross-sector collaboration will help accelerate the decarbonization of New York’s existing building stock efficiently and equitably.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

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The Forum

CEU Credits: 

GBCI: 1 Credit Hour (ID+C, BD+C)
PHIUS: 1 Credit Hour
RESNET: 5.5 Credit Hours for full conference attendance

Learning Objectives:

  • Enumerate potential barriers and solutions to electrification from diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Foster collaboration between key stakeholders to find solutions to electrification barriers in NYC’s commercial and multifamily buildings.
  • Discuss different design approaches and technologies being used to electrify existing commercial buildings.
  • Assess financing opportunities for electrification, including NYSERDA’s Clean Heat Program.

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