Tech Webinar Showcases Latest Innovations in Building Retrofits and Decarbonization

The Building Decarbonization Tech Series Webinar hosted by Illinois Green Alliance and the Canadian Consulate General offices was an exciting event that aimed to showcase the latest technology innovations that support building retrofits and decarbonization efforts across the industry. The event brought together experts from various companies to share their carbon and energy reduction solutions for commercial and multifamily buildings.

The event highlighted cleantech innovations for the building sector, and attendees got a chance to learn about some of the latest and most exciting technologies that are making a significant impact in this space. The webinar as well discussed some advice for building owners who may be reluctant to take the risk of being an early adapter with new technology.

Dennis dos Santos, the CFO and SVP Corporate Development at TROES Corp was invited to this webinar to discuss TROES’ perspective on latest technology innovations. TROES’ IoT-based and AI-powered battery energy storage systems are designed for mid-market commercial, industrial, and institutional clients to store and transfer electricity over time, making them essential for buildings that contribute significantly to carbon emissions. TROES’ innovative solution has great potential to reduce carbon emissions from buildings.

Dennis discussed some important aspects of this technology:

In the context of the circular economy, batteries demonstrate high recyclability when their components are decomposed. Presently, several companies are undertaking initiatives to establish the requisite infrastructure for such recycling. The nascent nature of the battery industry and the extended life cycles of batteries, ranging from 10-25 years, have impeded widespread cycling of materials thus far. Nevertheless, the recyclability of batteries remains high. The prospective replacement of LFP batteries should be evaluated in due course, and the choice of alternative materials would determine the feasibility of such a transition.

Dennis dos Santos, the CFO and SVP Corporate Development at TROES Corp.

Electric vehicles emit significantly fewer greenhouse gasses than gasoline-powered vehicles, reducing the carbon footprint of transportation. This is especially true if the electricity used to power the vehicle comes from renewable sources such as wind or solar power. Dennis also explained some important case scenarios such as the increase of EVs and the impact of BESS on that:

“The operation of 200 rapid DC chargers concurrently necessitates a substantial amount of energy. However, Troes’ system demonstrates an aptitude for accommodating such requirements. Its scalability enables users to initiate operations on a smaller scale and augment capacity incrementally as the number of cars being charged increases. Additionally, integration of solar panels within the system could generate revenue for building proprietors.”

The other two companies that participated in the webinar discussion are Evercloak and CleanO2. Evercloak developed nanofilms that reduce energy use in air conditioning and dehumidification systems while also transforming seawater into drinking water and improving renewable energy viability. CleanO2 developed CarbinX units that capture carbon dioxide from natural-gas heating appliances in commercial buildings through a zero-waste process that produces potassium carbonate and water for use in products. Both companies have significant potential to reduce carbon emissions in commercial and residential buildings.

The Building Decarbonization Tech Series Webinar is an excellent opportunity for individuals and organizations interested in green building and sustainable development to learn about some of the latest technologies and solutions that are making a significant impact in this space. By attending this event, individuals can gain valuable insights into the latest technology innovations and learn about the companies that are leading the way in building decarbonization and retrofitting efforts. This event is an essential educational opportunity for anyone interested in promoting sustainable development and reducing carbon emissions from buildings.

If you would like to watch this online webinar you are able to do so through the link: The Building Decarbonization Tech Series Webinar

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