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The next milestone of live programming will take place on October 7 & 8, 2021.

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Wednesday, February 24 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pursue Knowledge - Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge with Digital Twins

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Kick off the “Knowledge” track on the first day of this Climate Action Pursuit milestone by sharing big ideas - how new tools are being applied in new ways to revolutionize and democratize the fields of smart city planning, campus energy retrofits, construction, and climate resilience.

Some key takeaways from this session:
  • One doesn’t need to spend millions of dollars to test out a new project or service or wait until a new building is completed to see how it will impact a campus; instead lower-cost simulations can be used (“digital twins”). 
  • Part of the transition away from fossil fuels means using decentralized systems like microgrids, and a lot of complexity - which makes greater data processing, modeling, and real-time analysis necessary

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Beth Martin

Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies; Interim Director of Washington University Climate Change Program, Washington University in St. Louis

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Michael Jansen

Chairman & CEO, Cityzenith
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John Reynolds

CEO, Agile Fractal Grid
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Alain Steven

Founder & CEO, Energy One Solutions International
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Eric Darrisaw

Director, Agile Fractal Grid

Wednesday February 24, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST