Event will explore how building mechanical teams are moving toward a zero-energy future

WHO: Sustainable building panelists:

Cindy Cogil, PE, LEED AP BD+C, principal and director of engineering in SmithGroup’s Chicago office. As a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience, Cogil specializes in high-performance building design, higher education and integrated master planning. She is vice chair of the Industrial Professional Advisory Council of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, a member of the Sustainable MEP Leaders Peer Network and a past president-elect for ASHRAE’s National Capital Chapter.

Cathy Higgins, research director at New Buildings Institute. With more than 25 years in energy efficiency strategic planning, research, policy and large-scale project management, Higgins has vast experience with zero-energy buildings. She frequently shares findings on building and market trends nationally through conferences, webinars and meetings with practitioners, program staff and policy makers. Recently she supported the New York Getting to Zero study, a California zero-energy emerging technologies gap analysis and a radiant cooling and heating systems energy use analysis with University of California, Berkeley.

Adrienne Johnson, associate engineer at Point Energy Innovations. As one of Engineered Systems “20 to Watch: Women in HVAC,” Adrienne leverages her mechanical design and energy analysis expertise to ensure the success and affordability of zero-net energy and high-performance buildings. She is co-author of her firm’s Carbon Neutral Buildings Study for the University of California. Prior to joining PEI, she managed the design and construction of the Parkwood Tech Centre, a ZNE community building in Cape Town. Adrienne holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

WHAT: Hosted by REHAU, sustainable building experts will discuss major cities paving the way to zero-energy and the role building mechanical teams are already playing in this important transformation.

Topics will include:

  1. What are leading cities in the US and Canada doing now?
  2. How can building teams push energy efficiency boundaries with excellent mechanical system design?
  3. Where have we already seen success stories?

Panelist will also answer questions from event attendees in real time.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT 

WHERE: Click to register for webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3996138036051256590?source=mediaalert

WHY: “In the past few months, it has been inspiring to see how a few changes in our lifestyles can have a monumental impact on the environment,” said Mike Dietrich, vice president of building solutions at REHAU. “We are delighted to host this expert panel to share with our customers and the industry at large how we can each play a role in the zero-energy future so many now aspire to.”

About REHAU

REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company. For more information, contact: REHAU, 1501 Edwards Ferry Rd., N.E., Leesburg, Va., 20176. Phone: 1.800.247.9445. E-mail: rehau.mailbox@rehau.com. North American Web site: www.na.rehau.com.

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