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ASHRAE Building Decarbonization Videos

ASHRAE Task Force on Building Decarbonization

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With respect to decarbonization, what do you think the future of buildings will look like in 20 years and how will it be different from today?

New Video! ASHRAE’s bimonthly video series looks at the carbon problem and describes how ASHRAE is leading the way towards a solution. In this fifth video in the series, 2023-2024 ASHRAE Treasurer Bill McQuade and ASHRAE Members Charles Eley and Jim Edelson offer thoughts on the future of buildings in respect to decarbonization. They anticipate the future to be much different than today. Watch now to hear the ways how. Be sure to check back for the last video in the series this June.

What building decarbonization retrofit solutions are you most excited about?

ASHRAE’s bimonthly video series looks at the carbon problem and describes how ASHRAE is leading the way towards a solution. In this fourth video of the series, Jin Wen offers her perspective on some of the most exciting retrofit solutions for decarbonization and explores the differences between retrofits and new construction. 

What’s driving your clients to request decarbonized buildings?

ASHRAE’s bimonthly video series looks at the carbon problem and describes how ASHRAE is leading the way towards a solution. In this third video in the series, Luke Leung, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® Fellow, BEMP, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, looks how regulations on operational and embodied carbon in states like California and New York as well as emissions and net zero goals held by individual firms, Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders are driving requests for decarbonized buildings.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in the field of building decarbonization?

ASHRAE’s bimonthly video series looks at the carbon problem and describes how ASHRAE is leading the way towards a solution. The latest video provides actionable guidance from established industry experts about how to get started in the field of building decarbonization. 

2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment—Building Industry Decarbonization Panel Highlights

Watch highlights from a panel discussion at the 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment focusing on the role industry organizations play in decarbonization across the buildings value chain. ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization Executive Committee member Clay Nessler moderated the panel. 

Read more about the event here.

2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment—Industry Leader Q&A

Hear industry leaders attending the 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment address how architects, investors and developers, consulting engineers, facility managers and educators all have unique and important roles to play in building decarbonization.

What Excites You About Building Decarbonization?

ASHRAE’s bimonthly video series looks at the carbon problem and describes how ASHRAE is leading the way towards a solution. The first video in the series shares decarbonization strategies and technologies ASHRAE members are most excited about as they work toward a more sustainable future. 

Working Towards a Decarbonized Future

This two-minute video, created by ASHRAE Presidential Member and ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) chair Kent Peterson, provides an overview of the TFBD and how the group is actively working to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the built environment. Watch the video and Join Us on the Journey to Zero.

Decarb 101 - Part One in a Four-Part Series

Part One in a Four-Part Series | This seven-minute video, created by ASHRAE Presidential Member Kent Peterson, is the first in a series of four videos. This series will update you on the progress of building decarbonization and discuss possibilities for near-zero emissions. This video provides an overview of building decarbonization and an introduction to the terminology used in the industry. Future presentations focus on the global impact, ASHRAE’s involvement and steps on the pathway to decarbonization.

Watch the complete series here.   Watch Now 

At Home with Decarbonization

This two-minute video, produced by TFBD executive committee member Clay Nesler, shows practical examples of how improvements consistent with ASHRAE’s recommendations for reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions in buildings can be applied to an existing home. Plus, hear how the renovations have helped reduce his energy bill by over $200 on average each month. 

Tech Hour: Decarbonizing Healthcare

When decarbonizing healthcare it is important to understand the unique rules and regulations that come along with it. This Tech Hour will review both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to decarbonize healthcare, what challenges may arise, and what different entities are doing to lead the way.

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