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

The Not-Quite-Edible House: Making Healthy Material Choices

This session outlines key strategies to help your team make informed decisions around building assemblies, products, and finishes. Whether you’re looking for simple, low-cost upgrades for a... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Single family

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Health & Wellness

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