Past Conference Presentations

BuildingEnergy is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. Organized by members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), BuildingEnergy attracts more than 3000 building professionals with its cutting edge, vetted content and open, honest discussion of successes and failures. The conferences accredited educational sessions are rigorous, the high level trade show is engaging, and the three days of networking leads to new colleagues and life-long friendships.

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BuildingEnergy Boston 2015
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A Place in the Sun: Why We (Still) Need Solar Optimized Design Download Presentation (9.62 MB) Rachel Wagner
Applying Passive House Principles to 160 Units of Affordable Housing - Lessons Learned Download Presentation (9.25 MB) Hank Keating, James Petersen, Lauren Baumann
Balancing Historic Preservation and Energy Performance Download Presentation (5.28 MB) Ben Haavik, Colleen Chapin
Beyond Utility Bills: Energy Data Collection Download Presentation (5.84 MB) Toby Ast, Julie Klump, John Snell
Building Science Puzzles Download Presentation (10.07 MB) Peter Yost
Close the Windows! Changing Occupant behavior with Heat Pumps and Individual Metering Download Presentation (6.89 MB) Steven Bluestone
Community Energy Footprints: Taking Residential Efficiency to Scale Download Presentation (7.17 MB) Henry MacLean, Keith Burrows, J.B. Clancy, Brian Butler
Dematerialization Applied Download Presentation (5.15 MB) Mark Loeffler, Howard Brown
Design/Build and Integrated Project Management 101 - Are you ready? Download Presentation (10.46 MB) Adam Cohen
Enlightened Structures: Reducing Material-Based Carbon Emissions Download Presentation (12.89 MB) Jim D'Aloisio, Mark Webster, Russ Miller-Johnson, Kara Peterman
Getting to Zero: High Performance Mechanical Systems and Other Strategies for Commercial Buildings in Cold Climates Download Presentation (1009.94 KB), Download Presentation (2.81 MB), Download Presentation (4.27 MB) Kathleen Smith, Charley Stevenson, John Swift, Robert Diemer
H2-Uh-Oh: Moisture Risks and How to Manage Them Download Presentation (17.54 MB), Download Presentation (17.79 MB) Terry Brennan
How to Heat Water in All-Electric Homes and Apartments Download Presentation (2.99 MB) Robb Aldrich
Is it All Hot Air: Ventilating Homes, Why? How Much? and How? Download Presentation (2.72 MB) Robb Aldrich, Paul Francisco
Islands of Power – Microgrids Enabling Technology for Energy Resiliency Download Presentation (3.06 MB) Henry Misas, Amy Mcguire, Andrea Ranger
It Takes A City: Lessons from Somerville's Residential Energy Efficiency Program Download Presentation (2.59 MB) Brian Bowen, Russell Koty, Craig Foley, William Stack, Harrison Grubbs
LEDing the Lighting Revolution Part 1: How Many Light Bulbs Will it Take? Download Presentation (6.7 MB) Fred Davis, Taylor Jantz-Sell, Jim Gaines
LEDing the Lighting Revolution Part 2: Advanced Strategies both Efficient and Smart Download Presentation (3.69 MB) Fred Davis, George Woodbury, Brian Chemel
Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Buildings Download Presentation (16.34 MB) Bill Maclay, Andrew Shapiro, Laura Bailey, Craig Simmons
Minisplit Heat Pumps: Lessons from the Field Download Presentation (1.31 MB), Download Presentation (4.58 MB) Marc Rosenbaum, Kohta Ueno
Multifamily Ventilation 302 Download Presentation (2.85 MB) Marc Zuluaga, Thomas Holmes
Putting Attention Where it is Needed Most - Building Resiliency in Multi-family Affordable Housing Download Presentation (4.37 MB) Alex Wilson, Jim Newman
Recent Research in Behavior: Boosting Energy Performance in Buildings Download Presentation (2.27 MB) Susan Mazur-Stommen
Reinventing the Water Grid Part I: Science, Behavior & Dollars Download Presentation (770.09 KB), Download Presentation (1.28 MB) Curt Spalding, Abraham Noe-Hays, Kim Nace, Ken Mirvis, Nadav Malin, Robert Leaver
Reinventing the Water Grid Part II: Nutrient Recycling and Other Opportunities for Fun & Profit Download Presentation (1018.68 KB), Download Presentation (1018.68 KB) Curt Spalding, Abraham Noe-Hays, Kim Nace, Ken Mirvis, Nadav Malin, Robert Leaver
Renewable Energy Powering Local Self-Reliance: Case Studies from Germany Download Presentation (14.1 MB) Andrew Dey
Responding to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Download Presentation (4.15 MB), Download Presentation (8.94 MB) John Todd, Ryan Chin, Greg Watson
Sensible Solutions to Latent Problems: Managing Humidity in High Performance Homes Download Presentation (10.59 MB) David White, Aubrey Gewehr
Solar Air Heating 2.0 Download Presentation (5.18 MB) Michael Dunn
Super Insulated Walls and Moisture: Does Bad Stuff Happen? Download Presentation (3.14 MB), Download Presentation (6.43 MB) Kohta Ueno, Chris Corson
Urban Food Production, Distribution and Energy Recovery Download Presentation (1.48 MB), Download Presentation (1.33 MB) George Mokray, Rebecca Rahmlow, Viraj Puri
BuildingEnergy Boston 2016
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A Prototype Visualization Tool for Hygrothermal Analysis Download Presentation (1.81 MB) Vamshi Gooje, Mathew Naugle
Achieving Zero Net Energy Affordably Today: Mobile Home Replacement Download Presentation (7.56 MB) Peter Schneider, David Pill
Aiming at Zero: The Struggle to Get There Download Presentation (3.39 MB) Jay Kahn, Amanda Forde, Yanel de Angel, Christopher Shumway, Stephen Messinger
Air Leakage: What You See is Not What You Get Download Presentation (5.54 MB) Hannah Durschlag
Airtightness Testing in Large Buildings Download Presentation (2.56 MB) John Straube
Biomass Design and Potential Download Presentation (7.25 MB) Mark Froling
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Building Envelopes Download Presentation (10.2 MB) Andrea Love, Jeffrey Abramson
Closing Forum: A Community for the Ages Download Presentation (1.52 MB) Andy Padian, Andrew Webster, Christina McPike, Caitriona Cooke, Kurt Teichert
Combating Climate Change with Timber Construction Download Presentation (6.33 MB) Yugon Kim, Whit Iglehart, Jean-Marc Dubois, Peggi L. Clouston
Cradle to Grave: The Concealed Energy, Carbon and Water Impact of Buildings Download Presentation (9.43 MB), Download Presentation (12.65 MB) Greg Norris, Stephanie Carlisle
Developing the World's Biggest Passive House at Cornell Tech Download Presentation (12.84 MB) Deborah Moelis, Lois Arena, Luke Falk, Arianna Sacks Rosenberg
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy? Download Presentation (3.79 MB) John Farrell
Foam-Free - Fabulous, Feasible, and Fun! Download Presentation (16.09 MB) Michael Hindle, Carri Beer, Jacob Deva Racusin
Getting to Zero: User Engagement in Achieving Net Zero Energy Buildings Download Presentation (9.77 MB) Katherine Bubriski, Michael Black, Shannon Kaplan, Samuel Lasky
High-Performance Buildings are Not Enough: An Introduction to High-Performance Cities and the Next Step Download Presentation (3.59 MB), Download Presentation (2.65 MB) Robert Leaver, Gustaf Landahl, Susanne Rasmussen
Highways, Health, and Energy: From City Planning to Air Filtration Download Presentation (8.94 MB), Download Presentation (2.3 MB), Download Presentation (7.13 MB) Doug Brugge, Wig Zamore, Jim Newman
How We Sleep at Night - Energy Metrics and Decision Making in Residential Design Download Presentation (3.13 MB), Download Presentation (681.58 KB), Download Presentation (2.04 MB) Ben Southworth, Marc Rosenbaum, Rachel Wagner, David White
Huddle Together for Warmth: Multiple Solutions for Multifamily Passive House Download Presentation (15.95 MB) Jesse Thompson, Michelle Apigian, Richard O'Dwyer
Integrated Design for High Performance Schools Download Presentation (12.13 MB), Download Presentation (12.14 MB) Phil Kaplan, Bill Maclay, Andrew Shapiro, Peter Warren, Megan Nedzinski
Is Net Zero Energy Net Zero Benefit? Download Presentation (11.15 MB) Bill Maclay, Robert Somers
Lightning in a Bottle I: Energy Storage Technologies and Markets Download Presentation (685.01 KB), Download Presentation (1.31 MB), Download Presentation (1.49 MB) Todd Olinsky-Paul, Judith Judson, Kiran Kumaraswamy, Matthew Krivos
Lightning in a Bottle II: Energy Storage Applications, Business Models and Case Studies Download Presentation (1.05 MB), Download Presentation (358.43 KB), Download Presentation (2.66 MB), Download Presentation (1.06 MB) Christopher Lotspeich, Betty Watson, Evan Berger, Scott Daniels
Mainstreaming Resilience: Making Resilient Design Standard Practice Download Presentation (7.39 MB), Download Presentation (3.82 MB) Alex Wilson, Jim Newman
Material Selections: A Life Cycle Perspective Viewed Through One Home Download Presentation (3.84 MB) Ben Morelli, Danny Veerkamp, Rheannon DeMond
Moving Beyond Faith Based Ventilation Download Presentation (7.93 MB) Terry Brennan, David White
Offsite Construction: the Future? Download Presentation (6.37 MB) Geoffrey Warner, Tedd Benson, Bill Aylor, Bryan Huot, Phil Kaplan, Andrew Dey
On Eggshells: Residential Retrofits in Tricky Situations Download Presentation (8.61 MB) David Foley, Thomas Hartman
Passiv for the Masses Download Presentation (3.04 MB), Download Presentation (9.56 MB) Adam Cohen, Alan Gibson, Matthew O'Malia
Passive House Deep Energy Retrofits: Revitalizing Masonry Multifamily and Single Family Wood Frame Buildings Download Presentation (7.79 MB), Download Presentation (10.43 MB) Michael Hindle, Matthew Fine, Chris West
Reimagining Human Waste as an Opportunity: Water Savings and Urine Reclamation Download Presentation (5.31 MB) Abraham Noe-Hays, Nadav Malin, William Strang
Roofs: Research and Reality Download Presentation (3.69 MB), Download Presentation (16.74 MB) Kohta Ueno, Peter Marciano
Room-side Low-e Coating: As Good as It Sounds? Download Presentation (3.96 MB) Alejandra Menchaca, Lynn Petermann, Vera Baranova
Sticky Business: The Truth About Tapes and What It Means for Your Enclosure Download Presentation (13.93 MB) Peter Yost, Dave Gauthier
Success through Quality Management: Building a Stronger Company Download Presentation (5.41 MB) John Tooley
The Challenges of Net Zero Energy When It's Bigger than a Breadbox Download Presentation (431.74 KB) Jana Silsby, Robert Diemer
The Elephant in the Room: How to Affordably Increase the Energy Efficiency of Our Existing Housing Stock Download Presentation (10.98 MB) Brice Hereford, Sean Jeffords, Brian Butler, David Joyce, Bill Womeldorf
The Future of Net Zero Energy Download Presentation (11.44 MB) Brad Liljequist
The Lighting Consumer's Conundrum Download Presentation (594.99 KB), Download Presentation (1.09 MB), Download Presentation (2.51 MB) Taylor Jantz-Sell, Jim Yorgey, Fred Davis
The True Performance of Your Hidden HVAC Equipment Download Presentation (3.54 MB) Mary Jane Poynter, Margo Valdes, Matt Root, Ethan Bellavance
The Value of R-Value and NPV of PV: Selling High Performance Homes in an Indifferent Market Download Presentation (4.25 MB) Craig Foley, Jeff Gephart, Ben Hoen, Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, Melanie Head, Brad Hevenor
What Contractors Need to Know About Spray Foam Download Presentation (950.29 KB) Henri Fennell, Kerry Koskinen
When Does Smaller Scale Cogeneration Make Sense? Download Presentation (4.35 MB) Greg Hester, Matthew Dudley, Thomas Jacobsen, Christopher Lotspeich
When You Come to a Fork, Take It. Residential Choices and Performance Download Presentation (9.1 MB), Download Presentation (15.2 MB) Chris Briley, Jesse Selman, Kent Hicks
Whole Property Retrofit: Redesigning Suburbia for an Uncertain Energy & Food Future Download Presentation (9.45 MB) Lisa Fernandes
BuildingEnergy NYC 2015
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Airsealing and Firestopping: Smart Science Download Presentation (2.02 MB) Margo Valdes, Andrew D'Agostino, Grant Salmon
Cities: How are Our Neighbors Doing? Download Presentation (809.22 KB) Bradford Tito, Kate Lawrence, Richard Freeh, Melissa Wright
Innovation Drives Operations Download Presentation (1.52 MB) Dave Jones, Betty Watson, Lewis Kwit
Lighting = Cash + Code Download Presentation (3.07 MB), Download Presentation (1.67 MB), Download Presentation (771.13 KB) Crissy Haley, Floris Keverling Buisman, Keith Schafer
Living on the Edge: Resiliency, Energy, and Affordability Download Presentation (2.1 MB) Mark Ginsberg, Rick Gropper, Laurie Schoeman
Making Money by Saving Energy Download Presentation (4.44 MB) Jon Hettinger, Adam Early, David Pospisil
Microgrid Solutions: From Building to Region Download Presentation (2.12 MB) Randolph Horner, Christopher Lotspeich, Micah Kotch
Moving Iconic Buildings into the 21st Century Download Presentation (1.69 MB) Richard Bottali, Rebecca Marshall, Karen Timko, Ozgem Ornektekin
Old Tools, New Tricks: Creative Solutions for Common Energy Problems Download Presentation (13.77 MB) Barry Stephens, Mark Pando, Andy Padian, Thomas Holmes, Daniel Rieber, Henry Gifford, Tom Sahagian
Show Me the Money: If You Can't Pay for It, You Can't Do It Download Presentation (1018.48 KB) Posie Constable, Doug Lawrence, Elizabeth Derry
Solar in the City Download Presentation (1.57 MB) Anthony Pereira, Lucie Dupas, Thomas Thompson, Amelia Amon
Transportation Infrastructure: Where We Are, How We Must Change Download Presentation (1.17 MB) Charles Komanoff, Projjal Dutta
Water: Life Blood of Our Infrastructure Download Presentation (1.99 MB) Warren Liebold, Eric Goldstein, Andy Padian
We the People...In Multifamily Buildings! Download Presentation (1.31 MB) Bomee Jung, Heather Nolen, Marat Olfir, MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci
BuildingEnergy NYC 2014
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Building Net Zero Homes: Lessons Learned Download Presentation (15.94 MB) Anthony Aebi, Grayson Jordan, Pasquale Strocchia
Commercial Buildings as Virtual Power Plants Download Presentation (4.15 MB) H.G. Chissell, Evan Berger, Jim McDonald, Bill Radvak
Commercial Office Buildings: How to Increase Your Building's Potential Download Presentation (2.37 MB) Jonathan Flaherty, David Pospisil, Andrew Cooke, Eric Toback
Doin' It Well -- Retrofits, that is Download Presentation (5.68 MB) Daniel Rieber, David Davenport, Marc Zuluaga
Healthcare: How to Create the Healthiest Buildings Download Presentation (3.84 MB) Saverio Grosso, Joe Lorino, Natale DiDonato, Tamar Chicavich
Higher Education: What You Can Learn Download Presentation (2.04 MB) Jenna Tatum, John Bradley, Tom Goldsmith, Brian Smyser
Hotels: What Label Fits and How to Achieve It Download Presentation (4.9 MB) Lauren Moss, Jessica Cooper, Hervé Houdré, Chuck Wahlen
How to Build a Passive House: the building science, real-world implementation and occupancy Download Presentation (11.99 MB) Adam Romano, Cramer Silkworth, Kevin Brennan
Integrated Energy Efficiency Policies in Three Leading Northeastern Cities Download Presentation (9.16 MB) Laurie Kerr, John Lee, Alex Dews, Bradford Swing
LEDs and Beyond: The Best and Brightest Download Presentation (11.23 MB) Mark Loeffler, Pat Sapinsley, Richard Yancey, Dan Rogers
Leverage your Retrofit. Everything your auditor told you and more Download Presentation (2.06 MB) Erica Brabon, Asit Patel
Multifamily Ventilation 302 Download Presentation (10.48 MB) Thomas Holmes, Davidge Warfield
Portfolio Analysis. How to look at O&M in a whole new way, with big savings potential Download Presentation (3.13 MB) Samantha Schoenberger, John Braman
Pushing the Envelope- Passive House and Living Buildings right here in NYC Download Presentation (6.24 MB) Chris Benedict, Casey Cullen
Rebuilding Neighborhoods After Sandy Download Presentation (13.32 MB) Steven Bluestone, Katrin Klingenberg, Walter Meyer, Mark Ginsberg
Small Commercial Retrofits: Utility and Public Download Presentation (1.37 MB) Rachel Seraspe, Genevieve Sherman
Solar in the City Download Presentation (17.73 MB) Laurence Mackler, Ilze Greene, Mark Prommel
Solar Thermal Now: Clean Comfort, Return on Investment Download Presentation (4.7 MB) Henry Vandermark, Douglas Falkenburg, Jessica Baldwin

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