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High Rise / Low Carbon Event Series: Advanced Ventilation Goes Mainstream


With so many systems poorly installed and with maintenance so often neglected, ventilation systems in previous eras were often seen as the source of problems and little else. But today, a mixture of technological advancements and the migration of products from other markets places highly efficient systems that provide exemplary air quality and comfort within reach of virtually every building. 

The days of balancing indoor air quality against energy use are over, with modern systems decoupling ventilation from cooling, utilizing high performance energy recovery ventilation (ERVs), and dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) that allow for high volumes of fresh air while drastically limiting the loss of heat and humidity. Decoupling ventilation from the heating and cooling systems is a key element of the Resource Efficient Decarbonization (RED) framework and a critical phase in producing low carbon buildings with the highest quality indoor environments. 

During this High Rise / Low Carbon series program developed to support the Empire Building Challenge and other NYSERDA programs, hear from critical leaders in this field as they discuss how these innovative ventilation systems are addressing critical needs across all segments of the building sector, while also providing the foundation for full electrification.


Benjamin Rodney, Vice President, Construction, U.S. East Region, Hines


Daniel Bersohn, Associate, BuroHappold Engineering
Benjamin Rodney, Vice President, Construction, U.S. East Region, Hines


Vinca Bonde, Sales Director, Energy Machines
Grace Kolb,  Mechanical Engineer, AKF Group
Tony Abate, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AtmosAir
Miguel Gaspar, Vice President/Group Leader, Loring Consulting Engineers
Dr. Marwa Zaatari, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Partner at D-ZINE Partners, enVerid Systems Advisory Board Member

Source: Building Energy Exchange