A Study of Microgrids – Design for Cost vs Design for Resilience | Getting to Zero 2021

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. It brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions.

On October 27-29, participants will share perspectives on the growth of zero energy and zero carbon, learn about best practices for successful projects, and collaborate on opportunities for zero energy and zero carbon to transform the built environment.

Elementa Engineering is proud to be represented by Senior Analyst Rushi Desai and Associate Principal James Perakis in their session:

A Study of Microgrids – Design for Cost vs Design for Resilience

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
Session: Microgrid Mastery: Seeking Win-Win Solutions
Room: O’Neill | 1.5 AIA LU|HSW CEUs

Microgrids are fast gaining more attention in the buildings’ space due to their potential to provide resiliency, grid support, cost savings, emissions reductions, and other benefits. This expert panel will define several different types of microgrids and consider the varying impacts of different microgrid goals and design concepts. Building from real-world project experience, the presenters will provide lessons learned and recommendations to help attendees build microgrids that benefit everyone involved: developers, building occupants, building owners, electricity grid operators, and the planet.

Moderator: David Kaneda, IDeAs Consulting


  • Rushil Desai, Elementa Engineering
  • James Perakis, Elementa Engineering

To learn more and to register visit Getting to Zero 2021

Date(s): October 29, 2021

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker: Senior Analyst Rushil Desai and Associate Principal James Perakis