In this presentation, Alejandra and Kimberly will give an insight into the correspondence of building simulation and energy modeling with Net Zero Boston Zoning Policy and Mass Save C&I New Construction programming respectively.
Cities are increasingly setting and planning to meet aggressive Net Zero Carbon goals. Alejandra’s presentation will focus on the role of building performance simulation on shaping and meeting net-zero policy for the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development and ongoing work on Net Zero Zoning revisions.
Energy modeling has played a critical role in Mass Save new construction/major renovation programming for a number of years, but with the release in mid-2020 of the new C&I New Construction program participation pathways, energy modeling as a predictor of energy use intensity has become even more important. Kimberly will talk about how the Mass Save C&I New Construction programming has changed recently and how energy modeling fits in.