Engineering Solutions

High Rise / Low Carbon Event Series: Sharing Heat


Commercial properties have long struggled with simultaneous heating and cooling needs across a single building, and even across a single floor. New models for sharing heat across building occupancies offer significant performance improvements. Some of the most successful models have been utilized in the Nordic countries for many years and are directly aligned with the Resource Efficient Decarbonization (RED) framework developed by NYSERDA, which encourages a holistic approach to decarbonization that is founded on reducing demand and sharing heat across tenants, buildings, and districts. Advancing this approach across the US market could be a critical component of meeting our climate action goals.

During this High Rise / Low Carbon series program developed to support the Empire Building Challenge and other NYSERDA programs, industry experts will feature innovative strategies for heat recovery and discuss the importance of these strategies in reducing energy waste, peak load demand, and energy cost, in line with achieving high performance retrofits of large buildings.

Opening Remarks

Susanne DesRoches, Vice President, Clean and Resilient Buildings, NYSERDA


Molly Dee Ramasamy, Head of Deep Carbon Reduction, Jaros, Baum & Bolles


Mike Izzo, Vice President, Carbon Strategy, Hines
Elizabeth Moronta, Senior Vice President of Development, Omni New York LLC
Adam Friedberg, Principal, Buro Happold
Miguel Gaspar, Vice President/Group Leader, Loring Consulting Engineers
Samuel Long, Innovation Specialist, Danfoss

Source: Building Energy Exchange