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Webinar: Toward Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education: Cost-Effective, Actionable Pathways to a Net-Zero Future
September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
In their role as educators and exemplars, college and university campuses are leading the way to a low-carbon future. Despite today’s immediate concerns, leaders in higher education are keeping their eyes on the horizon, and long-term net-zero planning and projects are continuing and to find ways to accommodate financial pressures resulting from COVID-19 related enrollment challenges.
Many campuses are considering the electrification of heating as a decarbonization pathway. Today’s status quo for heating – energy distributed through high-temperature networks – not only is over-designed and costly to maintain but also is basically incompatible with the low-carbon economy. Electrification is a proven route to enable lower-carbon buildings, led by heat pump strategies. With deep expertise in electrification and heat pump strategies, Ecosystem Energy has implemented many systems in Québec as well as at campuses in the United States.
- Educate participants on the long-term planning and implementation of campus decarbonization programs
- Explore actionable and cost-effective pathways to progress
- Demonstrate the role of higher education as a leader in decarbonization
- Ruth Bennett, Director of Strategic Capital Programs, Tufts University
- Bert Bland, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, Cornell University
- JP Drouin, Project Development Director, Ecosystem Energy Services
- Ms. Catherine Loubier, Delegate General of Québec in New York
- Marie-Claude Francoeur, Québec Delegate to New England