CIBSE ASHRAE Group webinar presented by Dr Thomas Lawrence on Wednesday November 13th 2013
The smart grid is coming and in that future era buildings will be interacting even more with the electric utilities. The communication will be in both directions, with the utility working to balance the grid supply and demand through methods such as signaling requests for demand response measures, real-time price adjustments, etc.
This is a new and evolving field and, while there are some differences in the need for and how a smart grid might function in the various regions of the world, there are some common factors as well.
This webinar provides an overview of the smart particularly as it relates to buildings and their systems.
Dr. Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has 30 years of professional experience. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, he spent approximately 20 of those years in industry and consulting. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8, "Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability", and is a member of the committee which wrote the ASHRAE standard on high-performance green buildings (Standard 189.1). He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer giving presentations and workshops on green building design at venues around the world. Dr. Lawrence is the coordinator for the mechanical engineering degree program at the University of Georgia.