BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions by Room

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Sessions in Marina 3

Thursday, March 8
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Resiliency: Energy When You Need It

The floods and hurricanes of 2017 and the winter weather of 2018 all highlight the need for buildings and communities that can withstand natural (and human-made) disasters and continue to provide... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm


Cities, Communities, Place

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

Be Passive(haus) Aggressive: Affordable Housing in Massachusetts

Come hear how new construction affordable housing projects are utilizing Passive House principles to get exemplary energy performance out of buildings.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Utility Transformation: Creating a Lower-Cost, More Reliable, Carbon-Free Electricity Distribution System

We may be on the threshold of a dramatic re-think in electricity distribution. These reforms should create huge opportunities for innovation, distributed energy resources, and efficiency. Leaders... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


Energy Storage: The Next Frontier

Storage is happening everywhere: behind the meter, in front of the meter, and in autonomous microgrids. Already, storage is addressing the variability in renewable sources of generation,... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Policy & Codes

Friday, March 9
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Data-Driven Boiler System Design and Installation

New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) installed low-cost monitoring equipment in 103 multifamily buildings in Massachusetts to observe, track, and evaluate hydronic heating and domestic hot water (DHW)... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Mechanical systems & lighting

Retrocommissioning with the Chiefs: Training Operators to Sustain the Process

At the core of every successful Retro-Commissioning (RCx) project is an effective collaboration between the commissioning agent and the building's operating staff to identify and implement... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

A German Perspective on Building Energy

Germany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in energy efficiency. Germany is an international market-leader in energy... Full Description

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Heat Pump Water Heaters for Multifamily

Looking for the best ways to use heat pump water heaters efficiently, reliably, and without compromising comfort? So are we. In multifamily buildings around the Northeast, the speakers have... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Mechanical systems & lighting

Real Life Air Source Heat Pumps

Learn about cold climate heat pumps from an expert in HVAC and Building Science. This session will focus on the real world performance of Air Source Heat Pumps monitored from past projects,... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Single family

Design & Construction process

Mechanical systems & lighting