BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 Methods and Materials Showcase

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:30am
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Keynote: Light + Justice

We begin with this simple premise: everyone deserves quality light (and dark). We continue with this reality: whether your home, workplace and neighborhood are well lighted depends on your social, economic, and environmental status.

Keynote speakers Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler will lead us to the next evolution of sustainable lighting design viewed through the lens of environmental justice. They’ll describe historical precedents and current realities, share case studies of how lighting reinforces power and status, and reveal how quality lighting and quality darkness are... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:30am
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Continuing Carbon Sequestration in Wood: Tour Our Reclaimed and Sustainable Wood Mill

Sponsored by Pioneer Millworks. See where all of the action takes place! Join our team for a tour of Pioneer Millworks NY wood mill, from the reclaimed wood yard to high-tech finishing and milling tooling. Explore the many ways to put wood back into use, ensuring the natural carbon sequestration continues for years to come.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Jered Slusser
High Efficiency CHP Solutions from Dalkia Aegis

Sponsored by Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group. Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group is the foremost Combined Heat and Power (CHP) company in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states, and California. Dalkia Aegis has a 35-year history of successful deployment of CHP systems with nearly 1,000 systems installed in our company's history. With a proven track record, and a knowledgeable, experienced engineering and technical staff, you can count on Dalkia Aegis to provide heat and power to your facility as so many others have already done. Our high efficiency CHP modules consist of an EPA-certified, natural-gas-fueled,... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Erik Iller
Understanding Stone Wool Insulation in Exterior Wall and Rainscreen Applications

Sponsored by ROCKWOOL. During this presentation we will: discuss the thermal properties and energy efficiency benefits of stone wool versus foam plastic insulation in Rainscreen and cavity wall systems; examine how stone wool manages moisture as it relates to Rainscreen and cavity wall systems; describe features and benefits of stone wool in the context of building science and fire safety; and summarize the environmental and sustainable aspects of stone wool and LEED® credits available.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Robert Blount
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Carbon-Competitive Construction with Local Wood Products

Sponsored by Local Wood WORKS and New England Forestry Foundation. Meet some people working to make it easier for you to source lumber locally and to accelerate the transition to low-carbon construction technology. This session features Q & A with two Maine sawmill owners who produce wide pine boards for flooring and other uses. This session also presents New England Forestry Foundation’s Forest-to-Cities Climate Challenge, a climate strategy that engages rural and urban communities across New England to promote climate-smart forestry and mass timber technology.

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Lee Burnett
Connor Rockett
Jennifer Shakun
Alden Robbins
Bjarki Gunnarsson
Mapping Environmental Justice

During this community event, a cohort of students from the Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will talk about their work with an environmental justice advocate to create a Geographic Information System that depicts energy burden in environment justice communities across the commonwealth.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Huber Engineered Woods: New Product Showcase

Sponsored by ZIP System and Huber Engineered Woods. Join Huber Engineered Woods to showcase our latest innovations AdvanTech® X-Factor, ZIP System™ VP Tape and EXACOR™ MgO Product Solutions. You’ll also see valuable tips and tricks for installations and have the opportunity to chat with your local Huber representatives on ways to improve your build.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Katie Gallagher
Andy Collins
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:30pm
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Building Energy - A German Perspective

Sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston. With energy prices on the rise and fossil fuel resources becoming scarce, both economic prosperity and competitiveness increasingly depend on our ability to use energy as efficiently as possible. Germany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise, in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings.... Full Description

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Nicole Menzenbach
Dietmar Rieg
Michael Steinhuelb
Juergen Riehm
Lucius Lichte
Attila Arian
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:00pm
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phius 2021: Emissions Down, Scale Up

Sponsored by PHIUS. phius 2021 is the next progression of the PHIUS passive building standards which were created to guide builders to success in the design and construction of passive buildings. It marks the next step towards making net zero universal. The updated standard has charged forward in two key areas: 1) New provisions that incentivize building electrification and 2) a prescriptive path for single family homes intending to help facilitate greater adoption. This presentation focuses on the notable updates to the well-known performance-based passive approach, as well as a look into... Full Description

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lisa White
James Ortega
The Latest and Greatest in Air Sealing Materials from 475

Sponsored by 475 High Performance Building Supply. Learn about key materials for building envelopes and how they can be used to achieve and optimize building envelopes for comfort, carbon, safety, health, and airtightness. 475’s New England Product Consultant Oliver Klein highlights key components in 475’s catalog, from Passive House staples to newly released products, as well as the building science behind it all.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Oliver Klein
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:30pm
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Survival of the Flex-est: Creating a Culture that Works in a Changing World

Sponsored by Petersen Engineering. We’ve heard it said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” But what cultural elements are most important to those entering the workforce now? And how can we use culture to our competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talented, mission-driven employees? In this session we’ll hear from two recent engineering grads about the strategies Petersen Engineering has deployed which allow them to use their top skills and talents, and bring their “best selves” to work every day.

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Keirstan Field
Adrienne Harris
Live Demo: Whole-home Residential Electricity Monitor

Sponsored by Blue Line Innovations. The cheapest and easiest way to save money on your electricity bill starts with understanding your electricity usage habits. EnergyCloud by Blue Line Innovations is an inexpensive whole-home residential electricity monitor solution you can install yourself with no wiring required. In real-time, you will see how much electricity you are using along with your usage trends. Over time EnergyCloud will begin to show you where you are using electricity and help you make habit changes that lower your energy costs. This session will include a live... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Gerry O'Brien
Hot Topics in Clean Heat: Massachusetts’ Roadmap to 2050

Sponsored by the MassCEC. Massachusetts recently released its 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap, a nation-leading quantitative and qualitative planning effort which charted a pathway to equitably and cost-effectively achieve the Commonwealth’s ambitious net zero emissions target. With direct emissions from buildings representing the second largest source of greenhouse gases in Massachusetts, the Roadmap lays out the broad transformation and unprecedented pace that will be needed across the state’s two plus million buildings. This session will explore how green building professionals fit into... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Peter McPhee
Claire Miziolek
Ian Finlayson
Alexis Washburn
Ben Miller
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Occupant-Oriented Decarbonization Strategies: Combining Healthy Buildings and Deep Energy Retrofits

Sponsored by Consigli Construction and Arch Energy. With federal-, state- and organization-level requirements mandating changes towards a low-carbon society, facilities and project planning teams are facing challenges in the push to reach Net Zero and carbon reduction goals. New construction, by default, is being built with low-carbon strategies in mind; but what can we do to ensure that our existing buildings are optimized for health while retrofitting them with low-carbon infrastructure? This brief discussion will highlight some of the existing building energy analyses, deep energy... Full Description

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Steven Burke
Kailash Viswanathan
Explore Zero Emission Water Heating Solutions by Eemax

Sponsored by Eemax. Every Eemax tankless electric water heater is a zero-greenhouse gas emission solution and can help reduce your carbon footprint and meet net-zero goals. See how installing tankless electric water heaters at the point-of-use eliminates long pipe runs and standby heat loss; making your water heating solution more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Chris Anderson
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:30pm
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How QuietCool WHF Can Claim to be the Best Energy-Saving Appliance

A/C can be the costliest appliance in your home. In this session, come learn how QuietCool reinvented traditional whole-house fans which will now allow homeowners to turn off their A/C, all while cooling the structure of their homes and bringing in fresh, cool, oxygen-rich outside air. We will walk through the science of Mass Cooling, indoor air quality benefits, and how our products can help reduce your HERS scores by 1-5 HERS points.

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Energy Saving All-Electric Water Heating: Solar Thermal and Solar Assisted Heat Pumps

Sponsored by New England Solar Hot Water. Common inexpensive electric resistance water heaters (tank or tankless) require a lot of power to operate, and a typical residential solar PV system may not cover this large additional load. To reduce the load, a homeowner can first utilize water-saving fixtures and well-placed insulated piping. But to make a significant impact, the heating source needs to change. Two technologies stand out: solar thermal and heat pump water heaters. This presentation will cover both technologies with focus on a product new to the USA: solar assisted heat pump... Full Description

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

John Moore
Bruce Dike
Quebec Meets NESEA

Sponsored by Quebec BVI | Green and Smart Building. The goal of this session is to take time to exchange best practices and expertise with our American peers. The companies from our Green and Smart Building network in Quebec City have a lot to share in regards of energy and sustainability including:
electric Internet of things, engineering for people, sustainable living environments that resonate with the landscape, and more. We are convinced that we have a lot to learn from one another. We have products, services, technologies and a real concern to make a difference and we know that... Full Description

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:00pm
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Get Smart about Offsite Construction

Sponsored by Bensonwood. Beyond energy efficiency and focusing on process efficiency, learn from this panel of experts what offsite construction can do for architecture, sustainability, and energy performance.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Alison Keay
Sarah Kossayda
Beth Campbell
Julia Reed
Let’s Talk Mitsubishi Electric

Sponsored by Mitsubishi. Bring your notepad and your questions to this interactive session chock full of Mitsubishi Electric products, applications, tools and resources. You'll learn what is new and what is coming to a high performance building near you. Dana will be live during the session ready to answer all “no holds barred” questions.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dana Fischer
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:30pm
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Mass Save Residential New Construction

Sponsored by Mass Save. The Sponsors of Mass Save® promote the construction of energy-efficient residential new construction within Sponsor service territories. Incentives are available for new building construction that meets their eligibility requirements.

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mark Pignatelli
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 4:00pm
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CERV2 Smart Ventilation Product Demo

Sponsored by Build Equinox. Learn how heat pump energy recovery and smart controls make the CERV2 the premier ventilation system for high performance homes.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ty Newell
What's New at the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction

Sponsored by Auburndale Builders. Join us for an interactive discussion about upcoming events at the StudioHPDC, a classroom and educational center for sustainable design and construction. We develop and host training courses for consumers, students, architects, and trades people in all experience levels ranging from introductory sessions and overviews to hands-on workshops and certification programs. In addition to training courses, we host regular networking and discussion group events and provide resources for all those interested in sustainable construction. Have an idea? Join us and... Full Description

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Nicholas Falkoff
Aaron Gunderson
Evolution of Vinyl Window Efficiency

Sponsored by Kohltech Windows and Doors. During this interactive session, we will discuss how vinyl windows started and review of their evolution into exceptionally energy efficient leaders.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Roger Bastarache
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 4:30pm
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Community Happy Hour & Virtual Beer Tasting

Celebrate the opening day of BuildingEnergy Boston during Community Happy Hour, which will include both social breakout groups and a guided beer tasting. After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into rounds of virtual breakout rooms to mingle in a small group setting. Make new connections in the community and catch up with people you already know.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm