The Energy Information Administration indicates that currently buildings consume one third of energy globally, and this consumption is expected to become 60% of the total by 2030.
Many building teams have started to incorporate renewable energy technology solutions into renovation and new construction projects, in order to decrease environmental impact and increase energy efficiency.
Renewable energy technologies store, deliver and capture energy from renewable sources such as wind, sun and water. Since they are not reliant on limited sources, these renewable energies can provide more stability to the power grid.
Jim Knutson, the director for comprehensive solutions of Trane, is likely to discuss on emerging energy technologies and tools for buildings with high performance at the Green Technologies Conference of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Knutson is likely to highlight design stage tools as well as those that are exclusive to building performance, renovation, operations and construction. Some will include geothermal, solar/photovoltaic, thermal storage and co-generation; vibration transducers, ultrasonic analysis and infrared thermography; and energy analysis and modeling.
Attendees of the conference can learn about the benefits of using renewable energy technologies to increase sustainability and operational efficiency and also reduce energy consumption.