How to Electrify and Decarbonize Commercial Buildings & Kitchens
Date: September 16th (Thursday) 6-7pm
This is a FREE Event
Presented by Johanna Partin, Deputy Director of The Building Decarbonization Coalition (buildingdecarb.org), Our program will showcase the latest, most innovative developments in the electrification of built environments, with an insightful examination on trends in the electrification of commercial buildings and commercial kitchens. We will also examine groundbreaking, statewide efforts to eliminate fossil gas as a power source for buildings and municipalities.
In addition, Alexandria Gallizioli with the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability will be presenting on the holistic suite of small business program offerings offered by the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability and its partners.
- Review how regulatory reforms are accelerating the pace of the electrification of commercial buildings.
- Analyze the types of capital investments, tax incentives, infrastructure and grid systems upgrades that will be required to achieve key carbon reduction and electrification objectives.
- Examine recent innovations in the development of commercial scale induction cooking solutions & assess the incentives for and sector resistance to the electrification of commercial grade kitchens.
- Provide a review of operational costs of all electric kitchens; and potential impact of commercial kitchen electrification on small business and disadvantaged communities.
Johanna Partin | Deputy Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition
is the Deputy Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC), a coalition of building industry stakeholders, energy providers, environmental organizations and local governments working to eliminate fossil fuels from buildings. Prior to joining BDC, Johanna was Founder and Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, a collaboration of leading global cities working to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years—the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken by any cities. Prior to creating CNCA in 2015, Johanna served as North America Regional Director for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Previously, Johanna served as Senior Policy Advisor on Environment to San Francisco mayors Gavin Newsom and Edwin Lee. Ms. Partin also served on the Board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Ms. Partin has also worked as Renewable Energy Program Manager at the San Francisco Department of Environment, and as Program Manager for international clean energy programs at Winrock International in Washington DC.
Johanna also serves on the board of Zero Food print and the nominating committee for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Ms. Partin has nearly 30 years’ experience in the fields of climate change, renewable energy, microfinance, sustainable development and gender equity, and has worked both locally and in more than 15 countries around the world. Johanna has a Master’s degree in Energy & Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara.
Alexandria Gallizioli | Program Coordinator, San Mateo County Energy Watch
Alexandria Gallizioli is the program coordinator for San Mateo County’s Energy Watch program, which specializes in energy efficiency, and electrification measure support for, small businesses, public schools, and local jurisdictions. During this webinar, she will be presenting on the holistic suite of small business program offerings offered by the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability and its partners.