BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Marina 1

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
How Energy Efficiency Creates Opportunities & Financing in Multifamily Housing

More banks are beginning to incorporate green and high performance building into their mortgage underwriting process for multifamily properties. If leading lenders begin to encourage and provide... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Owners

Multifamily

The New Gravity: Climate Change and the Imperative of High-Performance Housing

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the 17 multi-family Passive House projects they’ve funded are transforming the affordable housing industry toward a Net-Zero-Energy standard by... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Single family

Multifamily

Comparing Three Certification Metrics That Drive Sustainability in Affordable Multifamily Housing

In building or retrofitting affordable multifamily housing, owners and developers committed to sustainability have several certification metrics to choose from, depending on their goals, budget,... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Owners

Multifamily

Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Policy Updates: Net Metering and Fixed Charges in the Northeast

Fixed utility charges and net metering policy have a major impact on the economics of rooftop solar and energy efficiency. For a long time these issues were fairly static in the Northeast, but... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Renewables

Policy & Codes

Multi-Family, Tenant-in-Place, Passive Rehab: It's Possible!

Affordable housing offers a huge opportunity to refinance and rehab to the Passive House standard. The project team from Chris Benedict, R.A. and RiseBoro Community Partnership will show... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Cities as Climate Leaders: Net Zero & the Urgency of Now

With the effects of climate change at our shores, and the federal administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the time for local action is now. In order to avoid the most... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place

What Not to Spec: How to Avoid Toxins, Endocrine Disruptors, and Carcinogens in Your Next Building Project

The products you specify--and how you structure your specs--have enduring impact on your building's occupants, the community where the product is made, and the workers who install it. We’ll... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Single family

Commercial & Institutional

Health & Wellness