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Grid-Adaptive Microgrids: The Future of Energy Decarbonization and Resiliency (1.5 LU|ZNCD)

As the building industry shifts focus from the metric of energy to the metric of greenhouse gas emissions, the relationship between buildings and their energy utilities is changing. This session will look at pathways for building decarbonization and the potential for grid-interactive buildings to lower emissions quickly and enable a faster transition to a decarbonized grid and localized energy resiliency in the future. Through case studies of successful microgrids, these projects demonstrate how we can meet climate goals, ensure resiliency, and advance the industry as a whole.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn why net zero energy doesn’t equate to zero operating emissions.
  2. Understand the potential for grid-interactive buildings to move the industry beyond net zero energy.
  3. Learn how microgrids can facilitate energy decarbonization in both buildings and grids.
  4. Understand how microgrids can create energy resiliency and financial benefits for projects.

Hosted at Lowney Architecture's Office

About Your Speakers

Karina Hershberg | PAE Consulting Engineers, Senior Associate

Passionate about sustainability, Karina has 15 years of experience with systems modeling, data analysis and electrical engineering for high performance buildings and renewable energy systems. She brings a unique perspective to her dual roles in analysis and engineering at PAE. Through data-driven analytics and innovative design, Karina helps projects implement regenerative and resilient solutions. She leads the development of microgrid design, emissions analysis, and campus-scale solutions for the firm and is a regional leader for PAE’s Regenerative Design Group.

Mike Dimmel | PAE Consulting Engineers, Senior Associate

With over 19 years of experience, Mike works to bring a focused, conscientious, and collaborative approach to identifying optimum sustainable design solutions. As an accomplished project manager and lead electrical engineer, Mike provides expertise in energy codes that benefit both the client and team in developing sustainable and cost-effective designs.


Aug 10 2023


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 10 2023
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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