Course Description

Utilizing four case studies, this course explores how to create a new blueprint for energy decarbonization that aligns with the changing electric grid. An overview of energy infrastructure changes that are taking place in the state of California will be provided alongside how these changes impact the types of building systems being considered for a multi-family building, a school, a healthcare project, and an office building. The course will explore the carbon impacts of each case study, both today and in the future as the electric grid continues to decarbonize utilizing expected average carbon emissions for 2030 and 2050. 


Prerequisite Knowledge

Attendees will be project team members familiar with design for commercial buildings, including a basic understanding of energy efficiency. 


Learning Objectives

Identify how the decarbonization of the CA electric grid impacts the built environment 

Describe challenges and opportunities in decarbonizing typical project types from an energy standpoint 

Describe the difference in decarbonization impacts between today’s grid and the expected grid in 2030 and 2050 

Create an energy decarbonization blueprint for your firms’ projects 


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We can provide this course in-person or virtually. Reach out to your local Willdan contact to schedule: 

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