BuildingEnergy Boston Pre-Conference Workshops

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Workshop Time Workshop Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Creating Successful Energy Models

Energy modeling is a valuable tool in the green builder’s toolbox. It is a requirement of many energy codes and green building certification programs, and may also be used to earn tax credits and... Full Description

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Getting to Net Zero: The Nitty Gritty of the Tools and the Steps

This interactive workshop will engage participants in a hands-on working session to explore tools that effectively utilize metrics, benchmarks, and tracking of actual energy data in order to... Full Description

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Energy, Water and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems

Once we build a high performance building, there are still major challenges with what to do with hot water distribution. Most... Full Description

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Single family

Multifamily

Mechanical systems & lighting

Materials Transparency: Choosing Better Products for Your High-Performing Building

High performance buildings products create sustainable buildings but often contain materials that also create adverse effects, such as natural resource depletion, pollution, and exposure to... Full Description

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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

Best Practices for All-Electric Homes & Apartments

With well-insulated envelopes and newer heat pumps that work in cold climates, some designers and developers are moving away from fossil fuels towards all-electric buildings. This can certainly... Full Description

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Multifamily

Mechanical systems & lighting

Embodied Energy and Carbon: Calculating the Life Cycle Impacts of Buildings

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the impacts of buildings extend far beyond operational energy and carbon. As the thermal standards of buildings improve, attention will shift toward wider... Full Description

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Multifamily

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

Energy, Water and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems

Once we build a high performance building, there are still major challenges with what to do with hot water distribution. Most practitioners are using outdated methods to control... Full Description

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Multifamily

Mechanical systems & lighting

How To Prepare For High Performance Windows

Your windows are nice, but how’s your install? Windows are often big, heavy, fragile, and in high performance buildings, windows are the most expensive components. When you pay for all that... Full Description

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope

ZNE High Performance Schools

Designing and building Zero Net Energy (ZNE) schools is more than just a lofty goal – it’s an increasingly viable necessity. Saving the planet is no easy feat, but by incorporating ZNE into high... Full Description

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Design & Construction process