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Webinar: Toward Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education: Cost-Effective, Actionable Pathways to a Net-Zero Future
Thursday, 24 September 2020, 3:00
Thursday, September 24, 2020. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Toward Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education: Cost-Effective, Actionable Pathways to a Net-Zero Future. Ruth Bennett, Tufts University; Bert Bland, Cornell University; JP Drouin, Ecosystem Energy Services. Sponsored by Second Nature. Register here.
In their role as educators and exemplars, college and university campuses are leading the way to a low-carbon future. Despite today’s immediate concerns, leaders in higher education are keeping their eyes on the horizon, and long-term net-zero planning and projects are continuing and to find ways to accommodate financial pressures resulting from COVID-19 related enrollment challenges. Many campuses are considering the electrification of heating as a decarbonization pathway. Today’s status quo for heating – energy distributed through high- temperature networks – not only is over-designed and costly to maintain but also is basically incompatible with the low-carbon economy. Electrification is a proven route to enable lower- carbon buildings, led by heat pump strategies. With deep expertise in electrification and heat pump strategies, Ecosystem Energy has implemented many systems in Québec as well as at campuses in the United States.