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Demystifying Net Zero, A How-To Guide

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American Institute of Architects - Baltimore Chapter

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Presented by the AIA Baltimore Committee on the Environment and Resiliency (COTE | R)

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In this session, Joshua Galloway of New Ecology and Ben Roush of FSi Consulting Engineers will break down the basic concepts and principals behind net-zero building, and speak on their lessons learned over many net-zero projects. They will speak to the high-level economics of building a net-zero building, and how to build an affordable net zero building. They will give a high level overview of green rating systems, and take a deep dive on a few projects. Discussion will follow the presentation.

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Joshua Galloway, AIA, CPHC, CLA, LEED AP BD+C – New Ecology, Inc.

Through work with communities in Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York City, much of it in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, New Ecology, Inc. continues to refine their resilience assessment protocol and has developed resilience assessment tools for use in New York City and in Washington, DC. New Ecology will present case studies from affordable housing communities and strategies for evaluating risk and resilience within a municipality or state.

Founded in 1999, New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit. We are nationally-known for our community-focused work advancing sustainable practices, reducing fossil fuel use, creating clean energy, eliminating pollution and waste, promoting resilience and ensuring healthy environments in which to live and work.

Ben Roush, PE-ME, FPE, LEED AP BD+C

Ben leads FSi’s energy services group and has a strong track record of helping building owners identify energy improvements, reduce utility costs, and improve building performance. Ben is a licensed mechanical and fire protection engineer, and holds accreditations as a ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and is also a LEED AP BD+C and a Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP). In his 16 years of engineering, he has supported energy savings in hundreds of buildings including offices, city halls, museums, community centers, and industrial facilities, including several net zero and net zero ready facilities. He has led more than a dozen energy audits, 100+ LEED projects, Cx in 90+ buildings, 80+ energy models, and four ILFI petal projects. His clients include public agencies, private clients, ESCOs, contractors, and developers.

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