BuildingEnergy 15 Schedule: Workshops

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Workshop Time Workshop Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
DIY Brand Camp: Branding for the rest of us

DIY Brand Camp teaches leaders and teams with big ideas but not-so-big budgets how to harness the power of clear branding. Designed for the senior leaders of mission-driven companies and... Full Description

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Owners

Electricity 101 - Understanding electricity markets and regulations in the Northeast

This workshop will explain the roles of legislatures, utility commissions, state energy offices and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in setting energy policy. It will explain day ahead and... Full Description

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Renewables

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Energy Auditing 201 of Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

How to perform a cost and time efficient energy audit. Find out the major elements of an energy audit including: benchmarking, useful survey equipment and tools, data logging, simple calculation... Full Description

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Renewables

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Mechanical systems & lighting

Getting to 2030: Frameworks & Roadmaps to help you achieve portfolio-wide performance improvements

Being a truly green firm is about more than just being “able” to deliver LEED projects. It's about aligning overall company vision, management, operations and project delivery with the demands of... Full Description

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Owners

Design & Construction process

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Introduction to Building Science and Diagnostics

This overview of residential energy efficiency is appropriate for future auditors, would-be retrofitters, and anyone else who lives in a house. It starts with the basics of heat, air and moisture... Full Description

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope

Mechanical systems & lighting

Beyond Technical Measures: Big Impact Program Design

Dr. Susan Mazur-Stommen will lead you through a wide range of behavior-based programs and discuss how to maximize effectiveness by “stacking” strategies, drawing on behavior-based research as the... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Drivers of Building Efficiency: Learning from the Data

Over years of collecting and analyzing building performance data, these experts have gained key insights into drivers of building energy and water usage. How big of a problem are split incentives... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Multifamily

Energy Efficiency and Green Building Technologies - Made in Germany

Germany has established itself as an international market leader and innovation driver in the fields of energy efficiency and green building. This workshop will feature a select group of German... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Managing Moisture to Achieve Long-Life and Low-Maintenance

Designing for durability is essential for green buildings, because if you double the life of a building, regardless of construction type, you halve the environmental impact of its construction. In... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Marc's Zero Net Energy Deep Energy Retrofit

A building energy geek gut-renovated a small house. Learn about the decisions made, and consequences thereof; about choices of construction assemblies, materials, windows and doors, and mechanical... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Net Positive Energy: Power and the Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge Energy Petal is intended to signal a new age of design, wherein the built environment relies solely on renewable forms of energy and operates year round in a... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Pushing the Envelope and Air Barrier for Commercial and Institutional Cold Climate Buildings and Lessons Learned

This workshop will investigate the design process for analyzing and constructing a building envelope to meet aggressive air-sealing goals for new and renovated commercial and institutional... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

The Arrival of LEED v4: Everything you Need to Know to Succeed

 LEED v4 is here - you can register your projects in the latest innovative rating system brought to you by the USGBC. How do you define all those new acronyms? How much will performance matter?... Full Description

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Affordable Passive House Commercial Buildings - Secrets Revealed

Designing high performance commercial buildings will cost 10% - 25% more to build than conventional buildings – right? Adam Cohen of Structures Design/Build, LLC has been designing and building... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Design & Construction process

Climate Specific Passive Building Standards as a Baseline for Zero Energy Buildings

This workshop will review the new climate specific passive building standards developed by Building Science Corporation and PHIUS through a DOE grant as a possible new baseline for the Zero Energy... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Greenest Schools: LEED v4 For Schools

LEED v4 For Schools is the mandated rating system for new school projects in Massachusetts, according to the MSBA. Is your firm up-to-date on the new LEED? This course will enable your teammates... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

PV and Heat Pumps: An Affordable Net Zero Heating Solution

As solar prices plummet and heat pump performance continues to improve, the combination of grid tied solar electric systems and cold climate heat pumps presents a remarkable opportunity on the... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Renewables

Mechanical systems & lighting

Sustainable Design for Developing Countries

This active-learning workshop will explore the challenges of sustainable design in developing countries.  Following a brief presentation and discussion of recent projects, participants will be... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Renewables

Design & Construction process

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Tangible Change: Materials and the Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. In this workshop, participants will gain... Full Description

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)