Regional Forum - Performance Standards: A Tool to Decarbonize Existing Buildings
Thursday, September 15, 2022 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (PDT)
Join us September 15, either in person at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco or online via Zoom, to learn about the promise and challenges of Building Performance Standards (BPS). State and local governments have ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions, and this emerging policy tool requires existing buildings to reduce energy use or greenhouse gas emissions. The concept is simple and powerful, but complex to design and implement. A handful of governments from Washington State to Washington, D.C. have adopted BPS, and in 2022 a national coalition of 36 local and state governments committed to developing performance standards in collaboration with stakeholders, particularly frontline communities, to address health, climate and energy needs. Speakers will share the state of BPS today, supporting resources, and the realities of translating policy into energy and greenhouse gas savings.
This event is free and open to all. BayREN will be trying out a full hybrid format for this Forum, with some attendees and speakers present in person in San Francisco and some virtual. We are limiting the number of in-person attendees to half of room capacity and ask people who are planning to come in person to stay home if sick, test if appropriate, and consider wearing masks. Thank you in advance for your patience as we will be using new technologies to produce the best experience possible for a hybrid event!