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Lunch & LEED: Risks & Rewards of Energy Storage

August 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Okland Construction
1700 N McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
Chad Billings

The rapidly evolving energy storage industry is exciting and promising, but also full of potential hazards if you don’t clearly understand the life safety risks associated with these systems. In this session, Sharon Bonesteel of Salt River Project will cover the different types of energy storage systems with particular attention to batteries and other emerging systems. This will be an introduction to the different potential hazards and how to apply newly developed standards and code sections. Sharon was a participant in the Department of Energy Task Force developing new code revisions and standard modifications to address this subject.

Sharon will discuss how energy storage can help commercial, industrial and municipal buildings achieve LEED certification. An energy storage installation earns points for certification in both the Building Operations + Maintenance standard as well as the Building Design + Construction standard and others. Understanding the opportunities for energy storage will assist the designer in providing additional options to owners seeking LEED certification of their buildings.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the different types of energy storage systems.
    2. Describe the potential risks to occupants and first responders.
    3. Learn how USGBC awards points for energy storage
    4. Understand current and future market challenges related to battery disposal and recycling.

Continuing education — Earn 1 GBCI CE and 1 AIA LU

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