BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Harbor 2

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
The BrightBuilt Barn 10-year Anniversary: Celebrating the Birth of Affordable, Off-Site-Built Net Zero and the Industry Change It Spawned

In 2006, a group of industry leaders collaborated on an ideal for the future of homebuilding in the Northeast, focusing on affordability, sustainability, replicability, and beauty. Their project,... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Practice

Every Building a Living Building: Tapping into Biology to Grow the Next Generation of High-Performing Buildings

The $9 trillion-a-year global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60% of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste, and a shocking array of negative health effects. We’ll... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Design & Construction process

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

Health & Wellness

Comparing the Business of Architecture to Construction to Development

What do People and Planet decisions cost, what are they worth, and how do they affect our employees, our neighborhoods, our planet? Declan Keefe, Strategic Director of Placetailor, an architecture... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Practice

Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Big Building Implications for Multifamily Passive House

This session will focus on applying Passivhaus/Passive House standards to large buildings: recent research on the impacts of tall buildings, from architectural enclosure detailing, mechanical... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Mechanical systems & lighting

Field Notes with Terry Brennan: High Performance Solutions in Commercial and Institutional Construction

Terry Brennan, building scientist extraordinaire, will guide us through two essential steps to get the moisture and thermal portions of the enclosure right. By the end of this session, you, too,... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Air Tightness Requirements of the Passive House Standard

The Passive House (PH) building standard is the most stringent energy efficiency standard in the world. Several affordable housing authorities in the US currently or plan to include it as a... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Building envelope

Multifamily

The Risky Business of Integrative Pre-Design

The status quo of traditional project delivery requires continual review and improvement. Although the value of the Integrative Design Process (IDP) has been established, it is not widely used or... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Practice