Event Calendar

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Decarbonization Technologies: Phasing Out Natural Gas

Start Date: 3/14/2024 11:30 AM PDT
End Date: 3/14/2024 1:30 PM PDT

Venue Name: Rosewood Commons Conference Center

4400 Rosewood Dr
Pleasanton, CA  United States  94588

Organization Name: BOMA Oakland/East Bay

Gabriel Escobedo
Email: gabriel@bomaoeb.org
Phone: (510) 893-8780

Sponsor: Allied Universal Security & Janitorial Services

Come learn about carbon neutrality, how to determine if your current building systems can be retrofitted to meet new requirements, and the ins and outs of new California State Regulations that came into effect January 1, 2024, and what is down the pipeline for the years to come. Going electric is an option that is more readily available in a variety of ways than you even realize.  Several mechanical options can be used to convert existing systems or replace systems to make them energy-efficient and more carbon-neutral. 
  • How to determine if the building is a good “candidate” for going electric/ What different building systems can be converted?
  • What is the best approach to converting systems in my building? How do I start?
  • Decarbonization: how do I start? What do I do?

Schedule & Fees:

11:30 - 11:45 am Registration & Networking
11:45 - 12:15 pm Lunch Buffet
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch Program

Member Fee:  $75 before March 7, $90 after March 7
Non-Member Fee:  $90 before March 7, $100 after March 7


Frank Ledda, Peak Performance Construction
Frank is a HVAC and controls specialist who has been in the HVAC/ Mechanical industry for 30 years.  He has worked on large projects such as AC Transit Hydrogen refueling station with ACCO, and a Supercomputer upgrades at Lawrence Livermore Labs.  He has been working with clients and owners to maximize efficiency in their building systems, while saving them money. 

Tom Arnold, Gridium 
Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom Arnold was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at EnerNOC, and cofounder at TerraPass. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. When he isn’t thinking about the future of buildings, he enjoys riding his bike and chasing after his two daughters.