California is the first government entity in the country to require and implement ZNE on all new and major renovation building projects, and is working to transform 50% of existing state building area to ZNE. How does the state define efficiency and ZNE for its own facilities, and how is this achieved on new and existing buildings? How does the state obtain renewable energy? Learn from state resources, case studies, and examples of how CA is walking the walk.
On May 16, Engineering Leader Bharat Patel will be speaking at the greenTECHNOLOGY Sustainable Facilities Forum on the California Air Resources Board Vehicle Emissions Testing Center – Riverside and its sustainability achievements.
Opening in 2020, the Air Resources Board of California Vehicle Emissions Testing Center (ARB) is slated to become the global authority on vehicle emissions testing and research.
A partnership between the California Department of General Services (DGS) and Air Resources Board, the 14-acre, 300,000 gross-square-foot campus will feature some of the most advanced testing facilities on the Western Seaboard: State-of-the-art test cells for vehicles ranging in size from motorcycles to semi-trailers trucks. Dedicated portable emission measurement and onboard diagnostic testing. And some of the most advanced fuel testing capabilities in the world.
To ensure longevity and minimize expensive upgrades, complex equipment, delicate instrumentation and high energy loads must be underpinned by flexible mechanical and electrical infrastructure, easily adaptable with only minor modifications—and without the need for reconstruction saving valuable resources.