BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Marina 2

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
New Construction: Beyond Modeling to Real Data & Results

This session will compare energy-modeled results to actual utility consumption data from a set of multifamily buildings, discuss results of recent energy audits, and examine major design elements... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Practice

Unvented Roofs without Spray Foam: The Latest Building America Research

The current building codes let you build moisture-safe unvented roofs using spray foam or rigid board foam. But what about just using cellulose or fiberglass instead? Our team has been studying... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope

Multifamily

Making the Invisible Visible: A Blueprint for Seeking Real Estate Value for Energy Efficiency

In the real estate market, decisions about home purchase, construction, and upgrades suffer from lack of data and knowledge about energy efficiency or, worse, don’t consider energy efficiency at... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Practice

Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Thermal & Energy Analysis for Architects: Why, When, & How

Incorporating quantitative tools throughout each stage of the design process empowers architects to evaluate and understand the complex environmental implications of their design decisions and to... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Design & Construction process

Practice

Integrative Carbon Building: Embodied Carbon, Net Positive Carbon, and the New Carbon Architecture

Our current framework for net-zero buildings doesn’t account for embodied carbon – that is, carbon pollution created during material manufacturing and distribution. In this session, we will show... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Building envelope

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

KISS (Keep It Simple, Smartypants): A builder’s perspective on straightforward construction details for constructing a low-cost, high-performance home

Rhode Island’s first PHIUS certified passive house was built for $160/sq. ft. In this session, builder Steve DeMetrick of DeMetrick Housewrights will walk through the entire construction process,... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Single family

Building envelope

Practice

PACE Financing: Scaling Commercial and Residential Net-Zero Energy Retrofits

One of the biggest market barriers to net-zero energy retrofits is the incremental upfront cost. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing overcomes this barrier, and it’s expanding with new... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Single family

Commercial & Institutional

Policy & Codes