Ice Heating: Using Thermal Energy Storage to Foster Building Electrification

26 Sep 2023
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Ice Heating:  Using Thermal Energy Storage to Foster Building Electrification

Ice Heating: Using Thermal Energy Storage to Foster Building Electrification

26 Sep 2023
About the speakers
  • Molly Dee-Ramasamy
    Molly Dee-Ramasamy
    Director, Deep Carbon Reduction at Jaros Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers
    Molly Dee-Ramasamy is the Director of the JB&B Deep Carbon Reduction, a team focused on decarbonization in the built environment. Her experience includes energy- and carbon-reduction master planning, strategic electrification, decarbonization consulting, industry research and innovation. Since founding the Deep Carbon Reduction Group in 2019, Molly has successfully led 30+ building decarbonization and electrification studies representing over 20 million sq.ft. of real estate. Many of these studies have been public-private partnerships with state and city agencies that serve to demonstrate decarbonization approaches that are scalable and affordable, and that promote grid flexibility in dense urban environments. In addition to her work with JB&B, Molly is actively engaged in both City and State sustainability policy efforts. Her engagements include Co-Chair of NYC Carbon Challenge, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Industry Council, Urban Green Council’s LL97 Carbon Trading Study Stakeholder Group, NYSERDA Technology-to-Market Professional Fellowship, New York State’s Energy Efficiency & Housing Advisory Panel, Decarbonizing New York City Offices initiative, NYC Building Sustainability Board, and Benchmark 8760 Initiative. Molly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and a Certified Energy Auditor of the Association of Energy Engineers.
  • Gregg Fischer
    Gregg Fischer
    Founder & CEO at Fischer Energy
    Gregg Fischer is an accomplished operations and engineering executive providing energy management strategy and project deployment advisory across all vertical markets and business sectors. He has a track record of implementing complex infrastructure improvements for buildings, securing incentives, and enabling efficient operations for building owners. He has helmed projects as diverse as turnkey thermal ice storage systems, central utility plant optimization, and advanced building automation & metering. Mr. Fischer is a trusted advisor to both the public and private sectors while also supporting cleantech companies in strategic planning and business development. Gregg's extensive work experience spans years with Andover Controls/Schneider Electric, Trane, and most recently, Director of Energy Systems for Tishman Speyer. Gregg opened his own energy management consulting firm in 2020 which focuses on owner's rep and project development services for many large real estate owners and managers to make sound financial decisions when it comes to implementing large energy efficiency projects. Gregg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Global Operations Management from SUNY Stonybrook. He is also a New York State-licensed Professional Engineer and Association for Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor.
  • Tyler Schott
    Tyler Schott
    Senior Project Engineer at Jaros Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers, LLP
    Tyler Schott is a Professional Engineer (PE) and Senior Project Engineer with the JB&B Deep Carbon Reduction Group (DCRG) and maintains a primary focus on project management and building energy systems analysis for high-rise constructions of various sizes and space types. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schott worked with an HVAC start-up developing energy conservation measures and custom ventilation solutions for high-rise commercial spaces. Fully conversant with tools such as DesignBuilder, EnergyPlus, and Revit, Mr. Schott analyzes and develops energy models that provide invaluable insight on a building’s overall energy performance and inform recommended measures to reduce carbon emissions and related costs. Along with his energy-related work, he has also garnered considerable experience in HVAC design, drafting, and direct management of small-scale projects at the firm. Mr. Schott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Energy from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Key takeaways

- Participants will understand how heat recovery uses energy more sustainably and is a critical enabling strategy to decarbonize historically challenging buildings.

- Participants will understand how Ice Heating can reuse existing equipment and significantly reduce heat pump sizes, thereby making electrification more feasible.

- Participants will understand how energy storage devices, like ice tanks, aligns with future time-of-use carbon and energy prices.

- Participants will understand a new approach to heating design that uses familiar equipment and contributes to system resiliency.