The Clean Coalition webinar “Decarbonization and electrification with model structures” will take place on May 15, 2019, at 11am – noon Pacific Time.
This webinar is the second in a series on the Clean Coalition’s North Bay Community Resilience Initiative (NBCRI), a groundbreaking initiative to provide local governments, developers, and residents in disaster-affected areas with the information and tools they need to rebuild their communities with resilience.
The Clean Coalition’s John Sarter; Panama Bartholomy, Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition; and Sean Armstrong, Managing Principal of Redwood Energy, will present. The webinar will focus on tools and strategies for decarbonizing the built environment while creating Community Microgrid–ready homes and buildings for the clean energy transition that is taking place.
You’ll learn about strategies to decarbonize and electrify both existing buildings and new buildings, as well as transportation and other infrastructure within communities and cities, in order to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve Zero Net Energy (ZNE)
- Create resilience within communities
- Develop a safer, more resilient, local renewable energy system
- Create security and reliability within the energy sector
This webinar will lay out and explain some of the best systems, strategies, and technologies to achieve these goals.
The North Bay Community Resilience Initiative focuses on helping the victims of the North Bay fires of 2017 and 2018 rebuild with resilience, in the wake of some of the most destructive and deadly fire seasons in California’s history. The Initiative also promotes community resilience through action at the city, county, and local government level.
The Initiative’s goals:
- Publicize and track energy efficiency and electrification incentives and policies, to steer rebuilding and future development efforts toward Community Microgrid–ready structures.
- Identify model structures with Community Microgrid–ready designs and specifications for new residential and commercial construction, as well as retrofits.
- Identify and stage critical-facility microgrid pilots capable of expanding into larger Community Microgrid systems.
This webinar is the second in a series based on findings from the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative. For an overview of the NBCRI, see our webinar “Introduction to the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative.”
- Incentives and programs for electrification, solar storage, decarbonization, and Community Microgrid–ready structures
- Community Microgrid projects being planned and in progress