BuildingEnergy Boston Conference Sessions - Thursday 10:30am

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:30am
Session Title Session Speaker(s) Room / Location Areas of Focus
Signal to Noise: What Engineers See and You Miss in Products Specs

A spec sheet can be baffling. We want to make smart choices but have trouble discerning what matters and what doesn’t. Two experienced engineers will walk us through reading spec sheet data. We’ll... Full Description

Burroughs

Single family

Design & Construction process

Mechanical systems & lighting

How Do We Get from Passive House to Truly Low-Carbon Buildings?

The PHIUS Passive House Primary Energy (PE) criteria is currently set at 6200 kWh/occupant/year. Recent multifamily Passive House projects have not met PE by passive measures alone but have... Full Description

Harbor 1

Building envelope

Multifamily

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

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

Harbor 2

Design & Construction process

Practice

Escalating Excellence in Envelopes: Stories from Practice

There are five basic components of building envelopes, each of which needs increased attention to meet and exceed current Energy Code while providing comfort for building users and durability and... Full Description

Harbor 3

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Policy & Codes

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

Marina 1

Owners

Multifamily

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

Marina 2

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Practice

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

Marina 3

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place

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

EnergyVision 2030: A Plan for Changes to our Energy System

Acadia Center’s EnergyVision 2030 analysis explores how the Northeast can reduce carbon emissions to meet 2030 targets that put it on the path to meet 80% by 2050 mandates, which exist in most... Full Description

Marina 4

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes