MM Consulting & Associates, USA
Title: Commissioning for net zero energy management and challenges
Biography: Mischa Morgera
Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management is important, due to stringent code requirements and standards, e.g., IECC 2015, ASHRAE 90.1 2016, IGCC, and USGBC LEED; rising costs of electricity; and the Federal Government Net Zero Mandate. Clients are requiring net zero energy for new and, in some cases, existing construction. Buildings are the largest energy consumer in the USA, consuming approximately 40% of primary energy, 72% of electricity, and 55% of natural gas. Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management is generally consistent with an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) goal mindset, where the building is commissioned for performance. A portion of energy usage can typically be provided with sustainable energy technologies. This keynote will present the differences between traditional Commissioning and Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management, discuss the challenges in its implementation, and present a number of case studies.