BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Harbor 1

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
How Do We Get from Passive House to Truly Low-Carbon Buildings?

The PHIUS Passive House Primary Energy (PE) criteria is currently set at 6200 kWh/occupant/year. Recent multifamily Passive House projects have not met PE by passive measures alone but have... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Building envelope


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

Where We Went Right & Where We Went Left: Measured vs. Modeled Energy Performance

Since 2013 the Passive House Institute US has seen a significant increase in the design, construction, and certification of multifamily passive buildings. Many first multifamily passive buildings... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm



Building Inherent Value: Implementing the Passive House Building Standard

Two certified Passive House Consultants, an architect and a builder, will talk about the tremendous benefits of the Passive House building approach, and nostalgically lament what this means for... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope


Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Smart Parking Design as a Climate Tool

Parking creates numerous environmental impacts, including excess energy consumption, urban heat island effect, stormwater runoff, traffic congestion, and pollution. This presentation will... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Cities, Communities, Place

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

Crisis in Cannabis Cultivation: Latest Energy Developments in Data, Practice, and Policy

Growing marijuana indoors is extremely energy intensive, and this session highlights the latest efforts to reduce the industry's energy footprint. Attendees will hear from speakers with... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

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

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Health & Wellness

Getting Solar Ready with Permitting and Inspection Processes

This session is aimed towards building and electrical inspectors, energy managers, planners, and other municipal officials looking to explore best practices to make their permitting and inspection... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Policy & Codes