Takes part in
- Smart & Healthy Buildings SummitView Full Event
11:00 - 11:30
The electrification of buildings
Most buildings built today will still be operating in 2050 when countries like Australia are expected to reach net zero emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement. In Australia, the built environment accounts for almost a quarter of the country’s emissions. Deep cuts in national emissions can be achieved by promoting energy efficiency, moving to a zero-carbon electricity system, switching from direct use of fossil fuels to decarbonised electricity in buildings. In this session we look at the move to provide infrastructure to support the electrification of buildings; identify the opportunity, the challenges and potential of the electrification of building through smart building systems.
- Examining the considerations designers and developers need to make when looking to electrify a modern smart building
- What are the benefits of electrification such as solar power versus generators and how can buildings best store the energy created for when it’s actually needed?
- How can we economise the cost of electric car stations and battery storage?
- Examining the potential negative consequences of electrification such as the impact on the grid