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The Smart City Podcast is featuring ESD Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer as it explores the catalysts sparking sustainability in the real estate industry and how electrification plays a key role in the process.

Building Electrification – Insights & Impacts with Andrew Lehrer of Environmental Systems Design Inc.” offers an in-depth discussion on the increased focus on energy efficiency and carbon neutrality for buildings. According to Lehrer, building owners and operators will soon be facing increasing pressure to meet new sustainability goals. Lehrer says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a direction in March 2022 that will likely act as a heavy catalyst for buildings to move toward sustainability that surpasses basic steps.

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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals are growing in significance for regulators and investors alike.

Lehrer’s discussion also touches on the rapid and expansive deployment of new battery technologies to the current state of electric vehicle (EV) charging and the challenges of creating a supportive infrastructure. The entire podcast is available here.

Andrew Lehrer freely shares his industry experience and ideas through programs like this as part of fulfilling ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

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