BuildingEnergy Boston Conference Sessions - Thursday 1:30pm

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:30pm
Session Title Session Speaker(s) Room / Location Areas of Focus
CANCELLED - Every Building a Living Building: Tapping into Biology to Grow the Next Generation of High-Performing Buildings

CANCELLED

Design & Construction process

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

Health & Wellness

"But I Don’t Care" (Being an Effective Communicator)

Overcoming resistance and gaining buy-in are challenges faced by everyone. The education of design professionals rarely includes the critical skills of communication and negotiation.

Burroughs

Design & Construction process

Practice

Where We Went Right & Where We Went Left: Measured vs. Modeled Energy Performance

Since 2013 the Passive House Institute US has seen a significant increase in the design, construction, and certification of multifamily passive buildings. Many first multifamily passive buildings... Full Description

Harbor 1

Multifamily

Practice

Help! I'm Drowning

This session will provide a unique opportunity for sea-level rise to be discussed at three various scales by experts approaching this timely issue in different ways. Shaun O’Rourke, Chief... Full Description

Harbor 3

Cities, Communities, Place

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

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

Marina 1

Single family

Multifamily

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

Marina 2

Single family

Building envelope

Multifamily

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

Marina 3

Renewables

Should We Stop Trying to Update to the Latest Model Building Energy Code?

States across the Northeast expend significant time and effort in the pursuit of adopting the latest model energy codes from the IECC and ASHRAE. With the 2009 and 2012 model energy codes this... Full Description

Marina 4

Single family

Building envelope

Policy & Codes

Multifamily