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ESD, now Stantec Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel will be the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Chicago Chapter.
Patel’s presentation, “Improve Society Through the Built Environment,” will focus on the “the shift to using electricity rather than burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal for heating and cooking.” According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the goal is to create or retrofit buildings to be all-electric powered by solar, wind, and other sources of zero-carbon electricity.
Patel’s presentation is expected to highlight the critical role facility owners and operators play in the building electrification evolution. He will discuss the challenges implementing electrification retrofits in heating-dominant climates like Chicago and the options available.
Registration is open for the August 17 event.
Saagar Patel currently serves on the Illinois Energy Code Advisory Council as well as the Building Decarbonization Working Group for the City of Chicago, demonstrating his commitment to ESD, now Stantec’s to mission to build communities and to improve society through the built environment.
Contact ESD, now Stantec’s experts for more information on how ESD can help with building automation, energy efficiency, and other carbon reduction planning.