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Integrated Approaches of Designing and Retrofitting

  • Date
    Fri, Mar 28

    Time
    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Website
    http://eses.ccny.cuny.edu/

    Address
    Steinmann Hall
    CCNY
    160 Convent Ave

    Location
    Steinmann Hall, Exhibit room

    p: 6508101

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    integrated and holistic solutions and practices to improve energy efficiency

    Almost half of the population of the world lives currently in cities. In 2030, projections indicate that 60% of world population or nearly 5 billion people will live in urban cities. A common characteristic of urban centers is the high density of the built environment systems with large stock of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. These buildings utilize significant amounts of valuable and ever dwindling resources. Worldwide, buildings account for about 40% of the primary energy consumption. In the US, buildings are the end-users of 68% of coal and 55% of natural gas. Despite new codes and standards and computerized design tools, U.S. commercial building stock is no more energy efficient today than it was 25 years ago. In 2030, approximately 60 percent of the current commercial US building stock will still be in use. Clearly, reducing the energy demands of existing buildings need to be a major part of any effort to achieve a sustainable energy future for urban centers in the US
    Presentation  by Prof. Moncef Krarti, PhD, PE, LEED-AP
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