MacPherson Engineering in Spain

Building Decarbonization Conference

MacPherson Engineering Inc. had the privilege of attending the 2024 ASHRAE International Conference on Building Decarbonization. The conference had a good mixture of representatives across the world. It is interesting to see how other countries are adapting to Decarbonization. We share many of the challenges other countries are facing that have a heavy reliance on fossil fuels and products that need to operate in cold climates. It was also encouraging to see more case studies of buildings that are being electrified.

In the case studies, there seemed to be a more pragmatic approach for integrating hybrid systems for cold climates. There was also a larger focus on the social impact when working with non-profit groups. One of the presentations flagged the challenge that electrifying a non-profit building – it saved carbon emissions but became more expensive to operate.

These are the holistic issues that we need to be reminded of as we move forward.

MacPherson Engineering in Spain