ZERO CARBON BUILDING ASSESSMENT: DESIGNING FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY IN BOSTON

Joelle Jahn from WSP addresses the process for establishing zero carbon design by using the zero carbon building assessment. She reviews Massachusetts and Boston’s progress with moving towards carbon neutral and global warming goals. She also introduces ArtFarm, a case study in Somerville, MA that is following the net zero plan.

ABOUT WSP BUILT ECOLOGY

WSP is an internationally recognized engineering consulting firm that has grown to over 10,000 staff nationally and 45,000 globally in every technical specialty, while still offering the same local expertise and service that our clients have come to expect. WSP’s Boston office has 92 employees, with 31 registered engineers (20 Mechanical, 3 Fire Protection, 7 Electrical). The Building Systems practice specializes in planning, study, design and construction services of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and communication technology systems for commercial, industrial, government and institutional facilities. An industry leader in sustainable/green building technology, we are also co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council. We have adopted in-house sustainable practices, and many of our offices are LEED certified. We have over 150 projects that are currently or on target to become LEED Certified, while over 1/3 of our staff is comprised of LEED accredited professionals. We also offer our specialist high performance design services, Built Ecology. In addition to sustainability, WSP has many specialist services including lighting, information technology, security, commissioning, energy modeling, and building information modeling.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Joëlle Jahn
NCIDQ, CPHC, LEED AP, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador

Joëlle Jahn is a Senior Sustainability Consultant and Passive House Expert with WSP’s Built Ecology group where she partners with architects and developers to deliver high performance buildings that meet government and corporate mandates for climate action and resiliency. She manages Built Ecology’s Zero Carbon Building Analysis and PHIUS certification process. Joëlle is a leader in parametric building analysis to develop integrated passive design solutions that respond to climatic, site, and programmatic conditions. She is experienced in Energy Benchmarking, Resiliency Strategy, Facade Analysis, Energy Code Compliance Assessment, Solar Photovoltaic Analysis and Sustainability Analysis for City and State Permitting. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Design + Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and Masters in Energy and Environment from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has been invited to lecture at Northeastern and Cornell University.

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