Existing commercial buildings offers significant potential on climate action. But existing large buildings have special considerations due to the need to meet the building constraints of their HVAC systems, particularly in northern regions. This presentation addresses the technical, financial, and policy challenges in achieving substantial decarbonization. Some of us are familiar with the technologies and tradeoffs for decarbonizing residential buildings. As shown in today’s presentation, large commercial buildings present significantly different challenges.
Michael Gevelber, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, will present his findings on decarbonizing the major buildings on the BU campus. Mr. Gevelber has an undergraduate degree in Physics with from Brown University and a Masters and Ph.D from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering.