David Kaneda to Speak at 2018 Greenbuild

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.

The theme for Greenbuild 2018 is Human x Nature | The Intersection of Humanity & The Built Environment. The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by Principal David Kaneda, as a presenter in the session:

Teslas vs. Ducks – Can Zero Energy Buildings Kill the Duck?

Education Track: Approaching Zero | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

As more net zero energy buildings and utility scale photovoltaic projects come on line, the combined power generated by renewable energy sources is flooding the grid around noon causing supply to exceed demand. Later as solar generation falls off, demand peaks in the late afternoon creating the infamous duck curve.

Designing net zero energy buildings it not the end-game. We need to match renewable energy resources with energy use for future buildings. Add the explosive growth of electric vehicles and megafactories churning batteries for energy storage and one can begin to imagine a future where energy flows in completely different ways.

This presentation focuses beyond net zero energy to what challenges need to be considered next to continue the transition toward a renewable energy future. Buildings and the grid will need to matching clean energy sources with demand based on the sun, weather, and energy storage. Three experts will focusing on upcoming issues at building scale, community scale and grid scale related to the complex system interaction between net zero energy buildings, large scale renewable deployment, explosive electric vehicle adoption, falling battery storage costs, changing rate structures and renewable energy metering rules and the limited capacity of the grid.


For more information and to register, please visit Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Date(s): November 14, 2018

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Speaker: David Kaneda, Principal