DMC Sustainability Series – Current Trends in Renewable Energy Systems for Buildings

12:00:00 - 13:00:00
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904
Meeting Room B


As part of the DMC Sustainability Series Rochester, in partnership with USGBC, please join us for a conversation about renewable energy with Manus McDevitt PE, CCP, CPMP, HPBDP, LEED AP, Principal, HGA Architects and Engineers.

Renewable energy systems for buildings are becoming increasingly commonplace. Along with the growing interest in these types of systems there is often confusion about applicability, first costs, energy savings potential and the effect on meeting carbon reduction goals. This session will review the more common renewable technologies available and offer some guidelines that might help relieve this confusion and give a better understanding on how they can be effectively integrated into buildings. Examples of the technologies that we will look at include geothermal, solar, on-site battery storage and micro-grid.

Learning outcomes:

  1. The attendees will be able to define what a micro-grid is.
  2. Participants will understand first cost and savings potential of renewable energy sources.
  3. Attendees will have an understanding of how renewable energy has a direct effect on carbon reduction goals.
  4. The attendees will have an understanding how on-site battery storage is and how it is changing the return on investment calculations for many users.

CE Credit for GBCI and AIA available at request. Healthy snacks will be provided, feel free to bring a lunch.
The event is free. Register here.