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Pathways to Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

OCTOBER 25, 2023 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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As the building industry shifts focus from the metric of energy use intensity (EUI) to quantifying global warming potential (GWP), professionals will need more information on the importance of grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB). Join us on October 25 to hear from two of Oregon’s leading architecture and engineering experts as they share how GEB play a critical role in supporting sustainability and resiliency goals. Presenters will discuss pathways to support evolving grids through demand flexibility and load shifting to reduce peak energy consumption and enhance a resilient grid.

Participants will learn how connective pathways between grid-interactive efficient buildings can quickly lower emissions and provide energy resiliency in the future. Case studies of successful grid-interactive technologies will demonstrate how design professionals can help meet climate goals, ensure resiliency and advance the industry as a whole. In addition, participants will learn how Energy Trust of Oregon is supporting this work with a new $500 GEB incentive for qualifying New Construction and Major Renovation projects.

Don’t miss out on this exciting and informative webinar featuring cutting-edge technology and incentive support, all while earning CEUs.

About the presenter(s):

Clark Brockman, former principal, SERA Architects

Clark is a champion of energy-efficient, climate-responsive design through the built environment. Since joining SERA in 2002, he has helped his colleagues embed sustainability practices into all aspects of the firm. Clark is a 2012 LEED fellow, past chair of the Cascadia Green Building Council, past board member of the International Living Future Institute (now an advisory board member), and member of the Climate Solutions Board of Directors. He’s a member of the AIA Government Affairs Committee, the AIA COTE Advocacy Committee and the ZERO Coalition’s Policy Committee.

Karina Hershberg, PE, senior associate, PAE Consulting Engineers

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


Wednesday, October 25

Presentation: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Q&A: 12:30 – 1:00 pm


Webinar presentation through GoToWebinar.

Webinar log-in information provided at event registration.

1.5 AIA HSW continuing education credits pending approval.


Date: October 25

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

Event Category: Commercial, New Buildings, Training



Energy Trust

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