Sustainability and Resiliency: Strategies from Community to Equipment

February 23, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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In the current utility and building design and management landscape, sustainability and resilience goals, unpredictable natural and human-induced disasters (e.g. hurricane seasons in recent years and the current COVID-19 pandemic), rising energy costs, and lean operation and maintenance (O&M) budgets present fundamental challenges in the way communities and campuses manage their energy and facility resources. This presentation covers two key industry focuses: sustainability and resilience from a mechanical/energy engineer’s perspective. Examples in different physical scales (community, campus, building, and equipment) will be presented to address sustainability and resilience in building design, energy assessment, and commissioning practices.

More information can be found from the paper of the same title published in ASHRAE High Performing Buildings.

Chonghui Liu (CL) is Team Leader, Energy Services with Popli Design Group; he leads the firm’s energy and commissioning practices. He has over ten years of experience in mechanical/HVAC design, energy assessment/planning, and commissioning.

CL holds an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. He has been a project subcommittee voting member (PSVM) of ASHRAE standing standard project committee 90.1, and contributed to publication of ASHRAE energy standard 90.1-2019. He is a Past President of ASHRAE Central New York Chapter, Region I RVC for Student Activities, and a recipient of ASHRAE Region I Technology Award in 2013.

He has been an instructor for 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State with Urban Green Council. His technical expertise includes HVAC design and optimization, energy audits and master planning, commissioning and retro-commissioning.