American Univesity of Beirut

FAFS Lecture Series – Beyond Net Zero Agriculture by Joe Hawi

On April 12th, FAFS hosted Mr. Joe Hawi, Managing Director, and Chairman at NovaEnergia SAL., Managing Director and Partner at LooopNova SAL., and Managing Director and Chairman at Impact Renewables LTD. Mr. Hawi is certified by the US Green Building Council, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Institute of Energy Professionals. He has trained around 600 engineers in Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia on renewable energy.

In his lecture, Mr. Hawi explored the opportunities to go beyond net-zero agriculture and transform food farms into food and energy farms that can bypass soil limitations and minimize water consumption. He discussed the integration of the right mix of high-performance renewable energy within a high-performance greenhouse, enabling many new paradigms like “Urban Agrivoltaics" and “Food and Power Purchase Agreements" that could catalyze the sustainability market drastically.

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