Session IDEventDescriptionEvent TimeStart TimeEnd TimeRoom / LocationPresentersNid
BOS23-C27Community Happy HourKick off BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 and meet fellow attendees at a community happy hour, hosted by Vicinity Energy. Light appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.03/27/2023 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm03/27/2023 - 5:00 pm03/27/2023 - 6:00 pmSauciety
BOS23-S103Energy Efficiency in Buildings — Made in GermanyEvery year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, carbon pollution and to reduce energy costs for consumers and businesses.Germany has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Products made and/or designed in Germany enjoy a stellar reputation for high quality and innovation. Over the past years, the application of German technology in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently.This session will feature a select group of German companies who are excited to share their expertise and present their newest products and solutions.The session is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston and organized in collaboration with the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York.03/28/2023 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm03/28/2023 - 1:00 pm03/28/2023 - 2:00 pmMarina 2Dr. Sonja Kreibich, Attila Arian, Matt Noblett, Ken Levenson
BOS23-S108Heat Pumps: Regulatory Change is All Around UsHeat pumps and the HVAC&R industry more broadly is under an intense period of regulatory change. Changes in efficiency metrics and the associated testing procedures, refrigerants used, and the preference for fossil fuel heating appliances are all underway. During this presentation, attendees will learn about all these topics in detail, and gain a better understanding of how they will impact space heating system selection and design over the next few years.03/28/2023 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm03/28/2023 - 2:30 pm03/28/2023 - 3:30 pmMarina 2Jon Hacker
BOS23-S104Bringing 2050-Ready Electrofits to Scale: Strategies from MassCEC’s Decarbonization Pathways PilotsThrough its Decarbonization Pathways and Triple Decker Pilots, MassCEC is seeking to demonstrate replicable and broadly scalable approaches for all-electric “2050-ready” retrofits of 1-3 family homes. With real-world examples and best practice approaches, these projects will serve as a model as the Commonwealth pursues its goal of 2+ million decarbonized buildings by 2050. Early findings and lessons learned will be shared, including recommended policy and program updates that can accelerate the pace and depth of building decarbonization. MassCEC will profile its recently relaunched self-service home efficiency and electrification website Clean Energy Lives Here. This session will feature Abode and MassCEC.03/28/2023 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm03/28/2023 - 2:30 pm03/28/2023 - 3:30 pmHarbor 3Peter McPhee, Susan Mlodozeniec
BOS23-S105Heat Pumps’ Domestic Impact on “Electrify Everything”Heat pumps are increasingly finding their way into electrification initiatives across the Northeast. They are a major component of energy efficient IRA incentives and tax rebates, and are helping drive new energy code requirements. In this session, we’ll explore the impact and potential ramifications of these policy trends, while discussing how cold climate heat pumps in particular will impact what we electrify to help become more carbon neutral.03/28/2023 - 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm03/28/2023 - 4:00 pm03/28/2023 - 4:30 pmMarina 2Dave Hazel
BOS23-S102HFC Refrigerants in Heat Pumps: The EPA & ASHRAE have spoken!In the Fall of 2022, the EPA released important rulings around the phase down of HFCs, putting a Federal ‘line in the sand’ for the phase-out of R-410a (and other HFCs) in heat pumps. Meanwhile, the ASHRAE Standard 15 Committee released their 2022 edition, along with some key addendums. The ASHRAE 15 / 15.2 - 2022 standards will be key to allowing and adopting lower GWP HFC’s in Heat Pumps, and the new requirements will have major positive impacts on overall emissions, efficiency, and safety. This presentation will build on previous presentations, digging deeper into the phase-out regulations of high GWP HFCs in the U.S, into the new ASHRAE 15 standards, and into how our industry should gear up for this major transition now at our doorstep.PS: JS will have North America’s first R32 Heat Pump present at Building Energy Boston, and at this session, running off battery power!Previous NESEA sessions by JS Rancourt have discussed HFC refrigerants, including at Building Energy Boston 2020 and 2021.View this presentation to gain an understanding of the chemistry, safety, standards and regulations around HFC refrigerants.03/29/2023 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am03/29/2023 - 10:30 am03/29/2023 - 11:30 amMarina 2JS Rancourt
BOS23-S106GeoEnergy: A Decarbonization Solution for Heating and Cooling of BuildingsCelsius Energy will introduce the GeoEnergy concept and the benefits it can provide to building owners, developers and managers in terms of increasing their building’ efficiency while also decarbonizing. The discussion will provide context as to why managing GeoEnergy Solutions through a management system is critical to the longevity and optimization of the system, in order to adapt to the ever-changing conditions. Finally more detail will be provided on the benefits of pyramid-drilling, which enables GeoEnergy anywhere.03/29/2023 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm03/29/2023 - 1:00 pm03/29/2023 - 1:30 pmMarina 2Johnny Fry, Jermane Massey
BOS23-S107The Role of Building Envelopes in Decarbonizing the Built EnvironmentA little more than 4 out of every 5 buildings that will exist in the Commonwealth in 2050 have already been built. 65% of the current total built square footage was built before 1980 and 39% of all residential building square footage was built prior to 1950. What steps can we take to upgrade these buildings to meet today's energy codes and high-performance envelope standards? This discussion will focus on the need for more data around building envelopes and how this data can be utilized for deep energy retrofits.03/29/2023 - 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm03/29/2023 - 2:30 pm03/29/2023 - 3:00 pmMarina 2Peyvand Melati