Buildings are connected resources of a larger built environment. Buildings lock in substantial carbon emissions through material choices and continue to emit carbon during their operations through life. Building design decisions made now will be responsible for carbon emissions for the next several decades. This presentation will provide an overview of the future of carbon neutral design. Ideas & strategies to enable a shift from energy efficiency to sophisticated ways to think holistically on a regional scale will be presented.
About the speaker: Shruti Kasarekar is an award-winning sustainability consultant with 15 years of experience in advancing sustainability within the built environment. She has led multiple highly ambitious and complex projects – from laboratories, museums to master plans. Her work on sustainability in the built environment has been presented at several leading industry conferences. Shruti combines technical competency and creativity across multiple disciplines – architecture, engineering and master planning and has deep expertise in passive systems, energy optimization, and carbon management.
This webinar is part of ‘NZEB Knowledge Series’ – an initiative supported by USAID’s MAITREE program (http://maitree.edsglobal.com) to accelerate the discussions and catalyse actions on Net Zero Energy Buildings in India.