Energy Innovation webinar series: Decarbonizing buildings

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Join the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and the MIT Energy Initiative for a session on Decarbonizing buildings on Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm EST.

The construction and operation of buildings account for more than 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, dramatically reducing emissions from new and existing buildings globally is central to any emissions mitigation strategy. As the eighth session of the Energy Innovation series, this webinar features four leading MIT researchers to discuss a variety of pragmatic and more visionary options. 

Speakers include: 

• Christoph Reinhart on subject framing and building retrofit opportunities
• Caitlin Mueller on reducing embodies energy with a novel structure
• Les Norford on advanced heat pumps
• Yang Shao-Horn on the future of building energy
• With introduction and moderated Q&A by Robert Stoner

This is the second in our spring webinar series hosted by MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program and the MIT Energy Initiative, a continuation of the Energy Innovation webinar series. The series engages leading researchers from across MIT and industry executives on energy transition topics including low-carbon fuels, decarbonization of buildings, and more. Industrial collaboration has long been a hallmark of MIT’s approach to problem solving. Please join us to hear what we are doing together with our industrial partners to address climate change challenges.

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science, Schwarzman College of Computing


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