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October Event: Bending the Curve Way Down—EUI Targets for Meeting Seattle’s Climate Action Plan Goals
October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Poppy Storm (Director of Policy and Planning at Ecotope) will discuss Seattle’s energy use intensity (EUI) and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and some of the voluntary and non-voluntary policies the City is developing to achieve them. So please join us at McMenamins Ringlers Pub on Wednesday the 18th from 5:30-7pm.
Background: The City of Seattle has an aggressive Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 82% by 2050. However, the goals in the plan are for the residential and commercial sectors in aggregate, which is too high-level to develop targeted strategies. Ecotope used regional and utility baseline data to forecast Seattle energy use and emissions by building type and to develop granular, more actionable targets. The Seattle Baseline Model can be used to analyze climate policy impacts by building type and end-use across the planning horizon through 2050.
Our Guest: Poppy Storm leads Ecotope’s policy and planning group. She has an interdisciplinary background in baseline studies, decarbonization planning, code development and evaluation, and emerging technology research. Ms. Storm has led many of the Northwest baseline studies for new and existing construction and has used baseline data to develop conservation and carbon reduction potential assessments, code evaluations, and to inform high performance mechanical designs. She recently worked with the City of Seattle to establish granular energy and GHG reduction targets for the building sector and to assess the impact of City policies such as the Building Tune-Ups ordinance and Seattle’s high-performance HVAC code.