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Rethinking Net-Zero: Designing for Energy Balance in Architecture (1 LU|ZNCD)

For over two decades, architects have championed the concept of “net-zero” in sustainable design. However, the grid’s dynamics have evolved with the rapid growth of renewable energy sources like solar and wind. As we approach 2030, it’s time to question if net-zero is still the ideal goal or if a more nuanced approach is needed.

The grid’s challenge lies in maintaining a delicate balance between energy generation and consumption, requiring adjustments to match demand. This session explores how buildings can play a pivotal role in this equilibrium, offering insights into building-grid interactions and redefining energy goals for the future.

Architecture serves as a catalyst for innovation in energy efficiency and sustainability, offering solutions that reduce energy consumption and contribute to the resilience and adaptability of our future energy infrastructure. By embracing a holistic approach to design and planning, architects can drive meaningful change in shaping a more sustainable and equitable energy future.


Jun 26 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 26 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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