BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Burroughs

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Signal to Noise: What Engineers See and You Miss in Products Specs

A spec sheet can be baffling. We want to make smart choices but have trouble discerning what matters and what doesn’t. Two experienced engineers will walk us through reading spec sheet data. We’ll... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Single family

Design & Construction process

Mechanical systems & lighting

"But I Don’t Care" (Being an Effective Communicator)

Overcoming resistance and gaining buy-in are challenges faced by everyone. The education of design professionals rarely includes the critical skills of communication and negotiation.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Practice

Escalating Excellence in Envelopes: Stories from Practice

There are five basic components of building envelopes, each of which needs increased attention to meet and exceed current Energy Code while providing comfort for building users and durability and... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Policy & Codes

Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Getting Smarter about Smart Buildings

If you have difficulty getting ideas to move ahead quickly in your organization, this session is for you. We will share the journey to roll out a "smart building" controls system in the... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Mechanical systems & lighting

Practice

Meeting the Demands of Healthier Buildings: How to Navigate Building Product Certifications

A building or home cannot begin to be deemed healthy if its building blocks – both the material used for exterior construction and the elements used to build and decorate the interior – aren’t... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Single family

Commercial & Institutional

Health & Wellness

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

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Multifamily

Lightning Round: Questions and Answers to Fuel Your Work

This Lightning Round will pack as much information into one session as possible, with succinct, practical presentations on a variety of topics including B-corp; Iterative Daylighting Analysis... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Practice