Technical Presentation: The Challenges of Net Zero Carbon Design in Cold Climates and the future of Heat Pumps

Event Details


May 10, 2023

Start Time

7:00 pm


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As the world moves towards reducing dependency on fossil fuels, of particular interest to northern communities are the challenges of  “Net Zero Carbon” design in cold climates. This topical subject will be covered with examples of recent analysis and projects. Heat Pumps are a particular solution that overcomes the storage issues of solar and wind and so the future of heat pumps will also be discussed.


Erich Binder

Erich Binder is an independent engineering consultant with an extensive experience in cold climate and sustainable design of : Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, & Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Fire Suppression Systems. Erich is the Past Society Director and Regional Chair – ASHRAE Region XI and recently was the Chairman – ASHRAE International Cold Climate Design Conference- Anchorage, Alaska. Erich is also a Co-Author of the  ASHRAE Cold Climate Building Design Guide 2023 and is often a Guest Lecturer on HVAC topics (SAIT, U of C and various other Universities, Internationally).


7pm, May 10th, 2023.