BuildingEnergy Boston Conference Sessions - Friday 1:30pm

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
Session Title Session Speaker(s) Room / Location Areas of Focus
Utility Benchmarking 101: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Benefit You

Utility benchmarking can be a powerful tool in a property manager's toolbox, enabling them to monitor water and energy usage, make smart decisions about repair and maintenance, and positively... Full Description



The Great Indoors: Green Building and Health Outcomes

As the green building movement matures, a stronger focus is evolving on short-term and long-term occupant health impacts. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health evaluated the health... Full Description

Harbor 1


Health & Wellness

Air Tightness Requirements of the Passive House Standard

The Passive House (PH) building standard is the most stringent energy efficiency standard in the world. Several affordable housing authorities in the US currently or plan to include it as a... Full Description

Harbor 2

Building envelope


Choices, Choices: Cladding and Climate Change

Architects, designers, builders and facility managers are often in the dark about environmental and especially climate change impacts as they look at exterior material choices for new construction... Full Description

Harbor 3

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Cities as Climate Leaders: Net Zero & the Urgency of Now

With the effects of climate change at our shores, and the federal administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the time for local action is now. In order to avoid the most... Full Description

Marina 1


Cities, Communities, Place

KISS (Keep It Simple, Smartypants): A builder’s perspective on straightforward construction details for constructing a low-cost, high-performance home

Rhode Island’s first PHIUS certified passive house was built for $160/sq. ft. In this session, builder Steve DeMetrick of DeMetrick Housewrights will walk through the entire construction process,... Full Description

Marina 2

Single family

Building envelope


Heat Pump Water Heaters for Multifamily

Looking for the best ways to use heat pump water heaters efficiently, reliably, and without compromising comfort? So are we. In multifamily buildings around the Northeast, the speakers have... Full Description

Marina 3


Mechanical systems & lighting