BuildingEnergy Boston Conference Sessions - Friday 10:30am

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Session Title Session Speaker(s) Room / Location Areas of Focus
Meeting the Demands of Healthier Buildings: How to Navigate Building Product Certifications

A building or home cannot begin to be deemed healthy if its building blocks – both the material used for exterior construction and the elements used to build and decorate the interior – aren’t... Full Description

Burroughs

Single family

Commercial & Institutional

Health & Wellness

Crisis in Cannabis Cultivation: Latest Energy Developments in Data, Practice, and Policy

Growing marijuana indoors is extremely energy intensive, and this session highlights the latest efforts to reduce the industry's energy footprint. Attendees will hear from speakers with... Full Description

Harbor 1

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

CANCELLED Field Notes with Terry Brennan: High Performance Solutions in Commercial and Institutional Construction

We truly regret having to cancel this session. Terry Brennan is unable to attend.

Harbor 2

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

The Future City: An Integrated Ecosystem

The city is an important scale for holistic innovation that can play a major role in global decarbonization. Practitioners can learn to optimize this scale to integrate building-level, streetscape... Full Description

Harbor 3

Cities, Communities, Place

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Health & Wellness

Multi-Family, Tenant-in-Place, Passive Rehab: It's Possible!

Affordable housing offers a huge opportunity to refinance and rehab to the Passive House standard. The project team from Chris Benedict, R.A. and RiseBoro Community Partnership will show... Full Description

Marina 1

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Integrative Carbon Building: Embodied Carbon, Net Positive Carbon, and the New Carbon Architecture

Our current framework for net-zero buildings doesn’t account for embodied carbon – that is, carbon pollution created during material manufacturing and distribution. In this session, we will show... Full Description

Marina 2

Building envelope

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Retrocommissioning with the Chiefs: Training Operators to Sustain the Process

At the core of every successful Retro-Commissioning (RCx) project is an effective collaboration between the commissioning agent and the building's operating staff to identify and implement... Full Description

Marina 3

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

Punching Above Your Weight Class: Exceeding Client Sustainability Requirements within a Tight Budget

This team’s contract with a university client for a new student housing project required LEED v4 Silver, a worthwhile goal. But the team wanted to punch up to meet more aggressive sustainability... Full Description

Marina 4

Commercial & Institutional

Practice

The Magic (Electric) School Bus

Massachusetts is at the forefront of transportation technology with a pilot project that put the nation’s first electric school buses on the road at the end of 2016. We’ll hear from the pilot... Full Description

On the bus - see description for location

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place