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Zero Net Energy Buildings (1)


for Members

Zero Net Energy Buildings (1)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


This meeting is the third of a four-part series focused on achieving zero net energy in buildings. At this meeting, William Sisson, Director of Sustainability at United Technologies will present the recommendations from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development report on Energy Efficiency in Buildings released in September 2008. Guy Battle, founder of dcarbon8 will respond with a discussion about the carbon implications of new and existing buildings, including how the carbon footprint of buildings is calculated, monitored, and controlled.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEOled, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a global network of about 55 national and regional business councils and regional partners.

dcarbon8 is at the forefront of carbon footprint measurement and reduction. They are a carbon management consultancy for businesses, services, products and even cities, including carbon offsetting and carbon project development. dcarbon8 works with clients to produce sustainability strategies and communications.

Download the report from the WBCSD.

Exercising its unique position as a neutral third party, the Academy formed a collective, including architects, engineers, scientists, policy makers from city and state, foundation and non-profit leaders, representing the key players in New York in the area of green buildings and sustainable design. This newly formed group addresses a unique niche for which the Academy can leverage its scientific strength to deliver significant value to the green buildings discourse.


Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings: A Need to Transform the Market
Recommendations from the WBCSD Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project

William M. Sisson, United Technologies Research Center

Zero Carbon: Reality or Fiction?
Guy Battle, dcarbon8 Ltd

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Noel Morrin, Skanska