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Tue, Sep 19


New York Institute of Technology

Sept -Thermal Energy Storage (Ice)/Batteries

Food, drink & networking 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Presentations begin at 6:00 pm and complete at 8:00 pm.

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Time & Location

Sep 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

New York Institute of Technology, 16 W 61st St, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10023

About The Event


Our September chapter meeting will look at thermal storage in our current context of electrification for decarbonization. Energy storage has become a significant focus of concern as our industry begins replacing fossil fuel heating with electric systems and energy storage will be necessary for a successful transition of buildings off fossil fuels for heating. To succeed the transition will require new applications of energy storage yet most discussions concerning energy storage solutions only involve the storage of electric energy by batteries. However, in this session we will be discussing thermal energy storage systems for buildings which include traditional ice storage systems as well as thermal storage solutions available in the building itself and in the ground with geothermal systems.

Our speakers are:

  • Lindsay Audin, PE, EnergyWiz Inc., an expert in energy data analysis
  • Richard Leigh, PE, a professor of physics at Pratt Institute
  • Tyler Schott, PE, Senior Project Engineer with JBB Engineers
  • Bruce Lindsay, PE, Business Development Team Leader, Thermal Energy Storage, Trane Technologies

Richard Leigh, PhD, of Pratt Institute will lead the night with a discussion concerning the challenges New York City faces with electrification and the impact of installing non-fossil, fuel-based heating systems in metropolitan area buildings.

Next, Lindsay Audin, PE, of Energy Wiz will discuss the importance of the proper use of tools that visualize thermal storage data, energy storage performance, and building peak demands for the proper system selection and sizing. He will also share several examples of visualization tools available for evaluating storage system performance.

Finally, Tyler Schott, PE, with JBB and Bruce Lindsay, PE, of Trane will each discuss heating with Ice – an application of traditional ice storage system technology such that these systems can be used for not just for cooling but now for heating buildings. This is a novel application of an established technology.


  • Visualize energy storage performance using 3D spreadsheets
  • Assess the challenge for NYC posed by a transition to electrical heating
  • Explain how energy storage helps the utility make better use of its infrastructure
  • List two advantages of thermal storage compared to battery storage
  • Describe heat pump heating using ice and explain its advantages

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