Grand Rapids strives to create a policy road map to Zero Net Carbon for all buildings in the city. To accomplish this, the city joined the Zero Cities Project with 11 of the other most progressive cities across the United States. A key component of the technical-based project will be engaging community stakeholders, with a strong emphasis on equity. The goal of the project is to create strategies and policies the City can use to move the building sector to steep energy and carbon reductions. Register Here.
8:30 – 8:45 am – Welcome
Cheri Holman, Director of Grand Rapids 2030 District will discuss the mission & goals of the Grand Rapids 2030 District.
8:45 – 9:15 am – Zero Cities Pilot Project
Alison Sutter, City of Grand Rapids Sustainability Manager will share the Grand Rapids Building Stock Baseline Analysis. These initial findings are the first step to define the city’s approach to Zero Carbon. The report provides a baseline of Grand Rapids building types and largest energy consumers.
9:15 – 9:45 am – Zero Carbon Buildings
Celia King-Scott, DNV-GL, is the technical consultant supporting Consumers Energy ZNE Pilot Program which launched in 2017. With a holistic approach to building design, construction and operation Celia brings more than a decade of experience working with Zero Energy buildings in California and beyond.
9:45 – 10:30 am – Open Forum Community Collaboration
Please join us to learn more about and provide feedback on the City of Grand Rapids’ participation in the Zero Cities Project.