WorkshopsA: Towards Net-Zero Energy Skyscrapers

20 October 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

It has long been argued that net-zero-energy skyscrapers are possible. The conversation is now moving beyond the theoretical, as several high-profile commitments have been made to constructing such buildings, and several more have already been designed and constructed to Passivhaus standards. What are the considerations that will allow net-zero to become a mainstream design and operational practices, across different climates and cultures? This workshop will establish challenges, survey existing best-practice examples, and set forth some preliminary guidelines colleagues will be able to take home to their practices.

Session Chair: Christian Vasquez
Architect, Business Development Executive, National Engineering Bureau, Dubai
Ross Wimer
Senior Vice President, AECOM, Los Angeles
Yue Zhu
Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago
Jie Zhang
Director, Partner, EFC Engineering Consulting Company, Ltd, Shanghai
Carlos Santamaria
Principal, CEES-Advisors, San Francisco
Shaun Killa
Design Partner, Killa Design, Dubai
Kenneth Turner
Director, CallisonRTKL, Dubai