BuildingEnergy Boston Pre-Conference Showcase


Event Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Venue: Online
Cost: Free

The BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 Virtual Pre-Conference Showcase is a completely free virtual event on Tuesday, February 15, two weeks in advance of the in-person conference on February 28 & March 1. The showcase will feature sponsored sessions, community events, and networking opportunities.

Registration for the virtual Pre-Conference Showcase is included in your registration for the in-person conference. If you aren't able to make it to the in-person event, you can register for just the virtual Showcase here. Explore the schedule for the day below.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Event Time Presenter/Host
VRF/VRV Heat Pumps and Their Role in Decarbonization

Sponsored by Daikin. Join us for a look at the role the latest VRF/VRV heat pump technology can play in providing an all-electric solution for heating, cooling and ventilation.

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Chris Bellshaw
Workforce Training and Continuing Education Resources for Massachusetts Employers

Sponsored by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Learn where millions of dollars of Massachusetts workforce funds will flow in the next several years and learn how to take advantage of resources to position your company for success.

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Meredith Elbaum
Tamika Jacques
Kristen Rayne
Theresa Rowland
Beverly Craig
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 10:15am
Event Time Presenter/Host
Action Plans Mean Action: Strategies for Existing Buildings to Become Zero Carbon

DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative is supporting industry leaders to create action plans based on a common template that will result in substantially lower carbon emissions. This session will discuss the steps to create the action plans, cite examples of current action plans, and show viable pathways to reduce carbon in ways that make business sense to the building owners.

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Proposal for a New RESNET Standard for Embodied Carbon

Enough work has been done for embodied carbon calculations to be integrated into current RESNET accredited software, so that builders can dial in on both operational and embodied carbon emissions. This session will be used as a launchpad for widespread industry support of the proposal.

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 11:30am
Event Time Presenter/Host
High-Efficiency Electrification of Air Handling Systems

Sponsored by Daikin. Join us on how modern HVAC equipment technology provides opportunity for fossil fuel independence for existing buildings through HVAC upgrades – and how surprisingly non-invasive it can be!

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Mark LaFrance
Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Made in Germany

Sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston. Germany has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. This session will feature representatives from a select group of German companies who are excited to share their expertise and present their newest products and solutions.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dana Rasmussen
Enrica Oliva
Oliver Klein
Dietmar Rieg
Nicole Menzenbach
Lucius Lichte
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 12:45pm
Event Time Presenter/Host
Megawhat? Energy Quiz Show with Abode

Sponsored by Abode Energy Management. Join Abode in an interactive quiz show to test your knowledge of industry trends, facts, and accomplishments (and maybe learn a little along the way). To encourage your attendance, the winner will choose which minority-run 1% For The Planet non-profit partner Abode donates $1000 to after the event.

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Travis Estes
Dave Boettcher
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event Time Presenter/Host
Building Science Basics and Potential Career Paths

Join us for an overview of building science basics, focusing on the fun and fascinating! This session is ideal for those who are attending BuildingEnergy for the first time, and will also explore some potential career paths in the field.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Unique Technology behind the All-in-One HVAC/D Units

Sponsored by Minotair. Come and join us live from Minotair Demo Studio to have a one hour, 2-part presentation including at the end a live demo of the unique technology behind the All-in-one HVAC/D units for Passive Houses, multifamily buildings and anyone who wants to live indoor with one of the best indoor climates.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Alex De Gagné
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 3:15pm
Event Time Presenter/Host
Meet the PHN PHribbon: An Accessible Tool to Calculate Your Total Carbon Emissions

Sponsored by The Passive House Network (PHN). The PHN PHribbon allows Passive House designers to calculate total cradle-to-grave building carbon emissions. This session will provide an introductory overview of this important new decarbonization tool.

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Ken Levenson
Steve Mann
Developing Scalable Pathways for Home Decarbonization

Sponsored by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Join us for a overview and share your feedback on the proposed approach to a home decarbonization assessment, including the customized plan that will be created for each pilot participant

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Meg Howard
Grant Gunnison
Mike Ostiguy
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 4:30pm
Event Time Presenter/Host
Virtual Community Happy Hour

After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into virtual breakout rooms to chat with one another in a small group setting. BYOB.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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