BBISS Seminar Series - Baabak Ashuri
Valuation of Investment in Sustainable Buildings and Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
October 5, 2023, 3 - 4 PM ET
Hybrid Event - Teams Link
BBISS Offices, 760 Spring Street, Suite 118
Refreshments will be served.
Abstract: A new perspective for investment valuation of sustainable buildings will be presented. Building energy conservation measures and renewable energy sources will be modeled as real investment options. Novel real options models will be discussed for financial valuation of energy-efficiency measures and renewable energy systems. It will be shown how a new set of tools for valuation and appraisal of renewable energy projects can enhance the building energy investment decision-making under uncertainty.
Bio: Baabak Ashuri is Professor in Schools of Building Construction, and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Fellow of Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech. His research/teaching occupy a distinctive position, bridging the fields of building construction, civil and environmental engineering, economics, and operations research. His work has focused on Quantitative Methods for Construction Engineering and Management with important contributions in the areas of construction analytics, innovative project delivery, and valuation of green-energy investments. He has 159 publications, including 44 refereed-journal papers, and secured $6.77M funding from NSF, FHWA, DOE, CII, GDOT, and Perkins+Will, to name a few. The impact of Dr. Ashuri’s research was recognized by several awards (CII/FIATECH Outstanding Early Career Researcher, ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland, ASC National Research Faculty, DBIA Distinguished Leadership, and AASHTO High-Value Research “Sweet Sixteen”). Dr. Ashuri has chaired the ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC) and currently serves on the ASCE Construction Institute (CI) Board of Governors.