Event focuses on net-zero buildings
ASHRAE's "Countdown to a Sustainable Energy Future ... Net-Zero and Beyond" conference--scheduled March 29-30 in San Francisco--will tackle the role of policy, regulation, and engineering of net-zero structures.
One aim of ASHRAE’s upcoming conference on net-zero buildings is to demonstrate to the construction industry just how appealing and market-viable the structures can be.
ASHRAE’s “ Countdown to a Sustainable Energy Future ... Net-Zero and Beyond ”d the remaining energy use comes from renewable sources, like solar panels or wind turbines incorporated into the facility itself.
The conference will feature discussion of the role of policy and regulatory involvement in the area. For example, California recently announced its goal to have all new residential developments net-zero-energy by 2020, and new commercial developments net-zero by 2030. In addition, the conference aims to share application knowledge for the various aspects of net-zero-energy buildings in both residential and non-residential buildings. It will include building science, energy efficiency in HVAC, lighting and appliances, and renewable energy sources applied to buildings.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey