PathPath With Node IDSession TitleSession DescriptionTrackTimeSession Chair(s)Session Speaker(s)Room / LocationTrack Chair(s)CEU InformationSkill Level
http://nesea.org/session/keynote-panel-building-our-community-engaging-emerging-workforcehttp://nesea.org/node/4955Keynote Panel: Building Our Community: Engaging the Emerging WorkforceNESEA’s mission is to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn. We believe that this community is the strongest when we actively prepare new professionals for future leadership opportunities. As a result, one of the main goals of our new strategic plan is to find ways to welcome practitioners from all backgrounds who are early in their careers.With NESEA's mission and strategic plan in mind, we are pleased to welcome our keynote moderator, Dr. Tamika Jacques, the Director of Workforce Development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Dr. Jacques has dedicated her career to workforce development initiatives that engage emerging professionals and foster inclusivity in our industry. Dr. Jacques will lead a panel that will provide data about the state of our industry, share strategies for effectively engaging and elevating the work of emerging and mid-career professionals, and present approaches for soliciting new stakeholders.You will leave this session feeling reinvigorated in your work and fired up to join others in fostering a community of practitioners that is vibrant, resilient, and ready to transform our built environment.BE1803/08/2018 - 8:30am to 10:00amElizabeth Glynn Tamika Jacques , Vernette Allen , Todd DiNoia , Emily Reichert Harbor 1+2

BOS18-302

http://nesea.org/session/how-energy-efficiency-creates-opportunities-financing-multifamily-housinghttp://nesea.org/node/4502How Energy Efficiency Creates Opportunities & Financing in Multifamily HousingMore 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 incentives for owners to pursue energy and water efficiency and renewable energy at the time of rehab, refinance or acquisition, the results could be transformative for the industry. On this panel, three leading lenders - the Community Preservation Corporation, Fannie Mae, and Bank of America - will discuss their approaches to green underwriting and opportunities for building owners to access more financing and discounts by going green. The panel will discuss pathways to helping stakeholders integrate efficiency upgrades into major capital events, like refinancing, while recommending additional measures that can be done during tenant turnover.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmSatpal Kaur Amy Brusiloff , Sadie McKeown , Lindsay Robbins , Karyn Sper Marina 1

BOS18-103 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/resiliency-energy-when-you-need-ithttp://nesea.org/node/4813Resiliency: Energy When You Need ItEnergy is a fundamental part of American life. 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 critical energy needs. Changing – and extreme – environmental conditions illustrate immediate resiliency needs, including on-site production of energy. The speakers will discuss (1) resiliency in general, (2) how building design professionals can incorporate resiliency into their projects, and (3) examples of communities that are starting to incorporate resiliency into critical infrastructure (microgrids).BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmNathan Phelps Maeghan Lefebvre , Patrick Murphy , Kathryn Wright Marina 3

BOS18-101 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/brightbuilt-barn-10-year-anniversary-celebrating-birth-affordable-site-built-net-zero-andhttp://nesea.org/node/4814The BrightBuilt Barn 10-year Anniversary: Celebrating the Birth of Affordable, Off-Site-Built Net Zero and the Industry Change It SpawnedIn 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, the BrightBuilt Barn, won the LEED Innovative Project Award in 2008 and has been net-positive ever since. The concept's success has been proven by the emergence of the off-site constructed, high-performance home industry. Three of the primary team members have gone on to form successful businesses in the space: BrightBuilt Home, Unity, and GO Home. The original team reconvenes to discuss what made it so successful, how we can continue to spark innovation, and what challenges remain.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmCaroline Petrovick Keith Collins , Alan Gibson , Phil Kaplan , Hans Porschitz Harbor 2

BOS18-102 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/escalating-excellence-envelopes-stories-practicehttp://nesea.org/node/4831Escalating Excellence in Envelopes: Stories from PracticeThere 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 resiliency for building owners: 1. Opaque Assemblies - Walls and Roofs 2. Fenestration 3. Air Barriers 4. Thermal Bridging 5. Foundation Insulation and Slab Edges Join Jim and Jodi as they share revealing and entertaining stories from their practice. Engage in a discussion on how the challenges they reveal can be addressed by applying the nine habits of sustainability. Learn about current energy codes in a way that will help you understand building science and practical applicability, so you can get to better-than-ever buildings.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmChris Briley Jim D'Aloisio , Jodi Smits Anderson Harbor 3

BOS18-120 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5; GBCI pending

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/energyvision-2030-plan-changes-our-energy-systemhttp://nesea.org/node/4816EnergyVision 2030: A Plan for Changes to our Energy SystemAcadia 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 states. The analysis sets numerical targets in four categories—energy efficiency, electrifying buildings and transportation, greening electric supply, and modernizing the grid. This session will look at strategies to help broader audiences envision a modernized clean energy system and understand policy changes that must be made. Together we will examine a variety of tools, including presentations, digital content, and targeted messaging, that can engage and excite audiences beyond policymakers, traditional stakeholders, and energy experts.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmNathan Phelps Kathleen Meil , Krysia Wazny Marina 4

BOS18-105: AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/how-do-we-get-passive-house-truly-low-carbon-buildingshttp://nesea.org/node/4817How 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. In the presenters’ experience, recent multifamily Passive House projects have not met PE by passive measures alone but have required onsite renewable energy generation. Is it possible for cost-effective passive measures to meet the PE goal, or is additional renewable energy effectively a necessary requirement of Passive House? What are our prospects given the anticipated and much more rigorous 4200 KWhr/occupant/year PE threshold? Does the PHIUS calculation ratio of onsite renewable usage to total generation help or hinder? The presenters ask for audience input as we discuss existing methods and present new strategies for effectively meeting a gradually shrinking PE criteria for multifamily Passive House projects. BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmMichelle Apigian Michael Hindle , Mike Duclos , Dave Ransom , Marc Stauffer Harbor 1

BOS18-106 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/signal-noise-what-engineers-see-and-you-miss-products-specshttp://nesea.org/node/4818Signal to Noise: What Engineers See and You Miss in Products SpecsSpec sheets can be dense with data, graphs, acronyms, and units of measure, all put there to describe just how that material or equipment will perform. Engineers zero in on what is most important and use it to make smart choices. Their experience equips them to distinguish what is signal and what is noise. For those of us without that experience, a spec sheet can be baffling. We want to make smart choices too, but have trouble discerning what matters and what doesn’t. In this session two experienced engineers will walk us through their day-to-day experience finding and reading spec sheet data. We’ll learn what they look for and why. They’ll show us which measures matter and which may confuse. There’ll be stories about how specs equip us to evaluate a substitute for what was specified. We’ll look at mechanical equipment and building enclosures. Then we’ll go live and chase down a challenge from the audience.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmJames Petersen Jordan Goldman , David White , Jamie Wolf Burroughs

BOS18-107 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/new-construction-beyond-modeling-real-data-resultshttp://nesea.org/node/4819New Construction: Beyond Modeling to Real Data & ResultsOver the past decade, energy modeling has been an important tool for pushing the design and construction industry toward high efficiency buildings. However, building performance post-construction is decoupled from this process and does not provide a critical feedback loop. In this session we compare modeled results to actual utility consumption data from a set of completed and occupied ENERGY STAR certified multifamily buildings, and discuss results of recent energy audits for context on operations and maintenance practices. We examine major design elements (envelope, HVAC, renewables) in an attempt to identify the most important factors driving electricity and fuel consumption as well as what design decisions were less influential.BE1803/08/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmMichael Brod Steve Bluestone , Ryan Merkin Marina 2

BOS18-108 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/be-passivehaus-aggressive-affordable-housing-massachusettshttp://nesea.org/node/4991Be Passive(haus) Aggressive: Affordable Housing in MassachusettsIs it possible to use Passive House principles in affordable housing? The answer is yes. Come hear how new construction affordable housing projects are utilizing Passive House principles to get exemplary energy performance out of buildings. Panelists will highlight two real world examples and identify how Massachusetts incentives can help push affordable multi-family projects closer to Passive House standards.This lunch-and-learn session is sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.BE1803/08/2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pmMichelle Apigian , Beverly Craig , Michael Davis , Hank Keating , Samantha Meserve Marina 3
http://nesea.org/session/net-zero-schools-start-hvachttp://nesea.org/node/4992Net Zero Schools: Start with the HVACA study of HVAC systems in NYC schools sought energy-efficient alternatives for both retrofits and new construction. One alternative identified in this study promises to deliver significant energy reductions and a better path to Net Zero schools.This lunch and learn session is sponsored by Ventacity Systems & Fujitsu.BE1803/08/2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pmBarry Stephens Marina 4
http://nesea.org/session/utility-transformation-creating-lower-cost-more-reliable-carbon-free-electricityhttp://nesea.org/node/4820Utility Transformation: Creating a Lower-Cost, More Reliable, Carbon-Free Electricity Distribution SystemWe may be on the threshold of a dramatic re-think in electricity distribution. Stakeholder processes in Rhode Island’s Power Sector Transformation and New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision are leading the nation in revising the role of utility companies. In changing the way utilities are structured and paid, these efforts promise to align the priorities of utilities with those of consumer, environmental and distributed generation advocates, while changing the way producers and consumers of energy and energy services transact with each other. These reforms should create huge opportunities for innovation, distributed energy resources, and efficiency. Leaders of the transformative process in both states will share their perspectives on current developments and on expected outcomes.BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmFred Davis Ted Kelly , Karl Rabago , Jonathan Schrag , Fred Unger Marina 3

BOS18-109 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/i-don%E2%80%99t-care-being-effective-communicatorhttp://nesea.org/node/4821"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. We can and should learn these valuable skills that make us more successful and less frustrated: skills that support all aspects of our life, sustainability in particular. Whether it’s a typical design challenge or a conversation with your client about LEED, Living Building Challenge, or Net Zero, we can be much more successful if we learn how to approach the conversation without just trying to convince someone else of our perspective! This workshop provides fundamental skills training (such as interest-based dialogue) through exercises and applied learning that will be immediately useful in daily work situations.BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmJodi Smits Anderson Barbra Batshalom , Moshe Cohen Burroughs

BOS18-110 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/new-gravity-climate-change-and-imperative-high-performance-housinghttp://nesea.org/node/4822The New Gravity: Climate Change and the Imperative of High-Performance HousingThe 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 2030. This initiative has proved a catalyst for radical and significant market penetration of Passive House/Net-Zero-Capable housing, inspiring 12 more state housing finance agencies to similarly incentivize Passive House through their Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs. This session will share cost data, effective strategies, and lessons learned, through completed multifamily affordable and market rate Passive House projects from around the country, demonstrating the radical, affordable, and scalable way the affordable housing industry is combating climate change, the New Gravity of our time.BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmSatpal Kaur Tim McDonald Marina 1

BOS18-111 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/unvented-roofs-without-spray-foam-latest-building-america-researchhttp://nesea.org/node/4823Unvented Roofs without Spray Foam: The Latest Building America ResearchThe 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 this issue over many climate zones for years. The current Building America/Department of Energy-sponsored research has a test hut here in Massachusetts, looking at a variety of assemblies, over the past two winters. Cellulose vs. fiberglass? Diffusion vents vs. no diffusion vents? Interior vapor control membranes--fixed perm or variable-perm? Effect of interior relative humidity? All things that we've examined. We will present the latest data, and provide our current thinking on what assemblies are the most likely to work.BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmChristopher Nielson Kohta Ueno Marina 2

BOS18-112 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)
http://nesea.org/session/should-we-stop-trying-update-latest-model-building-energy-codehttp://nesea.org/node/4824Should 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 resulted in significant improvements in the minimum building standards, but more recently national model codes have produced fewer savings at a time when the need for dramatic energy performance improvements has never been greater. Speakers will present leading city and state efforts achieve Energy Positive and Passive House performance and what this means for our engagement with the national model codes, and engage in an active discussion of our future baseline codes.BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmIan Finlayson John Dalzell , Jamie Howland , Paul Ormond Marina 4

BOS18-113 - AIA LU/HSW 1.5; MA CSL 1.5

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)
http://nesea.org/session/where-we-went-right-where-we-went-left-measured-vs-modeled-energy-performancehttp://nesea.org/node/4825Where We Went Right & Where We Went Left: Measured vs. Modeled Energy PerformanceSince 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, from 6- to 57-unit developments, have been completed and occupied since then. Monitored performance data are now available. This presentation will report on a detailed comparison of modeled performance predicted by passive design tools and actual measured performance data of four case study projects while occupied and under operation. This session will answer these questions: How well do the currently used passive modeling tools, algorithms, and underlying modeling assumptions match the measured performance in the field? Were the anticipated energy and carbon-reduction goals met?BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmChristopher Nielson James Ortega , Marc Rosenbaum Harbor 1

BOS18-114 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/help-im-drowninghttp://nesea.org/node/4826Help! I'm DrowningThis 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 Resiliency Officer for the State of Rhode Island will discuss his on-going efforts at the state level by focusing on sea-level rise, urban heat and flooding. Barnaby Evans, founding-artist of internationally acclaimed WaterFire, will share his work at the city level by touting sea-level rise mitigation as an economic development tool. Stephanie Zurek of Union Studio Architects will highlight on-going work at the neighborhood level by sharing the impact of sea-level rise on historic Newport, RI from previously published “Keeping History Above Water.”BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmRobert Leaver Barnaby Evans , Joe Haskett , Shaun O'Rourke Harbor 3

BOS18-115 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; GBCI pending

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/cancelled-every-building-living-building-tapping-biology-grow-next-generation-highhttp://nesea.org/node/4827CANCELLED - Every Building a Living Building: Tapping into Biology to Grow the Next Generation of High-Performing BuildingsCANCELLED BE1803/08/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pmEric Corey Freed

BOS18-116 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/energy-storage-next-frontierhttp://nesea.org/node/4828Energy Storage: The Next FrontierStorage 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, offsetting time-of-use rates and demand charges, reducing peak loads on both sides of the meter, and enabling new levels of resiliency. This session will describe the various battery technologies, their applications and pros and cons, define storage value propositions, discuss “value-stacking” and storage as a service, and present case studies on the many ways storage is now applied across the spectrum.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmKurt Roth Anthony Callendrello , Kavita Ravi , Steven Strong Marina 3

BOS18-117 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; GBCI pending

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/new-or-renovated-high-performance-educationhttp://nesea.org/node/4829New or Renovated - High Performance in EducationDo you want to hear how to drive energy efficiency in renovation projects and new buildings beyond expectations? Welcome. Our exceptional panel members have learned from many educational projects including high energy intensive science facilities. They have practiced from Mississippi to Upstate NY (and quite possibly in your neighborhood). They have experienced and understood the complexity of interplay between energy efficiency, building operations, health, cognitive function, up-front costs, integrative approaches and Post Occupancy Evaluations. And they are here to share their reflections of their experiences including their often different solutions to achieve the same common end goal: buildings that excite people, support learning, and excel in performance.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmJodi Smits Anderson Dan Arons , Carolyn Day , Patrick Duffy , Jana Silsby Harbor 3

BOS18-118 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/comparing-three-certification-metrics-drive-sustainability-affordable-multifamily-housinghttp://nesea.org/node/4830Comparing Three Certification Metrics That Drive Sustainability in Affordable Multifamily HousingIn building or retrofitting affordable multifamily housing, owners and developers committed to sustainability have several certification metrics to choose from, depending on their goals, budget, and practicalities. In this moderated panel, three experts will examine the benefits and challenges of the metrics they chose for their projects: Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, and Zero Net Energy. Through case studies, our panelists will discuss the motivating factors behind each chosen metric, impacts on the design and construction process, and resulting performance. They will also cover lessons learned, common misperceptions, the challenge of introducing renewables into a project, and the pros and cons of obtaining full certification versus "certifiable" status.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmMichael Brod Darien Crimmin , Michael Hindle , Julie Klump , Betsy Harper Marina 1

BOS18-119 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/not-quite-edible-house-making-healthy-material-choiceshttp://nesea.org/node/4815The Not-Quite-Edible House: Making Healthy Material ChoicesHomeowners, builders, and architects are taking more interest in healthier places to live in and work. Research backs this up and points towards a need for wiser material and design choices. Many decisions need to be during the design phase, while others come much later, and everyone in the project team must be on board. With so many competing product certifications and building rating systems, how does one makes sense of it all? 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 remodeling project or building new for a client with allergies or chemical sensitivities, you’ll walk away with new ideas to put into practice.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmLisa Carey-Moore Brian Just , Jacob Racusin Marina 2

BOS18-104 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5; GBCI pending

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/stretch-codes-why-policy-offers-best-hope-rapid-transformation-meet-state-and-local-climatehttp://nesea.org/node/4832Stretch Codes: Why this policy offers the best hope for rapid transformation to meet state and local climate goalsThis session will look how cities and states are using stretch codes to more rapidly transform local building stock to higher energy efficiency levels, sometimes even driving toward zero energy outcomes. Stretch codes are emerging as a go-to policy lever for cities such as Boulder, Santa Monica, Vancouver, BC, Palo Alto, Washington, DC and states such as New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. Presenters will set the stage for how jurisdictions are using stretch codes to accelerate changing practice and describe options developed for a 20% and 40% (better than ASHRAE 90.1-2015) model stretch code. Attendees will hear from jurisdictions planning for and implementing stretch codes and learn about zEPI Jurisdictional Scores, which will be the basis next year (2018) for the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecards. The zEPI Jurisdictional Scores are a new metric for ranking cities or entire states based on their adopted energy policy, and taking into account statewide energy codes and local stretch codes.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmIan Finlayson Matthew Christie , David Epley , Mark Lyles Marina 4

BOS18-121 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; MA CSL 1.5

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)
http://nesea.org/session/building-inherent-value-implementing-passive-house-building-standardhttp://nesea.org/node/4833Building Inherent Value: Implementing the Passive House Building StandardTwo certified Passive House Consultants, an architect and a builder, will talk about the tremendous benefits of the Passive House building approach, and nostalgically lament what this means for our now limited friendships with the boiler maintenance guy! They will review the design and construction principles that are employed to achieve a super-insulated, air-tight envelope and the essential addition of continuous mechanical ventilation. Looking at both single family and multifamily construction, they will share details, testing data, and lessons learned to demonstrate how to radically reduce energy consumption and construct a super-efficient, cost-effective building that will be comfortable, highly durable, healthy to be in, and affordable to operate.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmChris Briley Michelle Apigian , Jesper Kruse Harbor 1

BOS18-122 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/making-invisible-visible-blueprint-seeking-real-estate-value-energy-efficiencyhttp://nesea.org/node/4834Making the Invisible Visible: A Blueprint for Seeking Real Estate Value for Energy EfficiencyIn 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 all. How do we change this? This session will point the way. Attendees will learn to be proactive – to prepare clients and lenders for the mortgage application and appraisal process and make energy efficiency count. We’ll share ways to be an advocate of sustainable building practices with local real estate professionals. And we’ll learn about real estate market transformation efforts in the Northeast and nationally that you can use to improve the real estate market in your local community.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmJean Terwilliger Craig Foley Burroughs

BOS18-123 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/comparing-business-architecture-construction-developmenthttp://nesea.org/node/4835Comparing the Business of Architecture to Construction to DevelopmentThis session offers an analysis of the business models of Architecture, Construction, and Development. We examine the similarities and differences of how each type of business functions, how design-build, architect as developer, builder as developer, and designer-builder developer models might impact the bottom line of a business or project. Once we understand the levers available to us that affect the "Profit" bottom line, we’ll consider how to invest in the “People” and “Planet” bottom lines. What do People and Planet decisions cost, what are they worth, and how do they affect our employees, our neighborhoods, our planet? Declan Keefe, Strategic Director of Placetailor, an architecture, construction and development company, will share some of Placetailor’s live company budgeting spreadsheets, development proformas and sample projects.BE1803/08/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pmHeather Thompson Declan Keefe Harbor 2

BOS18-124 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/deploying-post-disaster-renewableshttp://nesea.org/node/4836Deploying Post-Disaster RenewablesMonths after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much is unsure about the future of electricity there. We'll offer two perspectives on efforts to deploy renewables in the post-2017-hurricane-season landscape. Will photovoltaics make a large impact in grid-rebuilding? There has been a lot of talk and a lot of on-the-ground hard work. Clearly, islands and regions are following vastly different pathways toward resilience and sustainability. Caribbean islands and nations already on pathways to PV may now be accelerating their efforts. Much work still lies ahead. All in the BuildingEnergy community need to be enlightened as to these efforts and emboldened to participate in ongoing deployment.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amRobert Leaver Fred Davis , Mike Henchen , Joseph Mangum Harbor 3

BOS18-201 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/getting-smarter-about-smart-buildingshttp://nesea.org/node/4837Getting Smarter about Smart BuildingsIf you have difficulty getting ideas to move ahead quickly in your organization, this session is for you. We will share the journey to roll out a "smart building" controls system in the TD Bank retail network. We navigated the good, the bad, and the ugly through the major milestones: selecting the best controls package for the existing portfolio, piloting the pilot process, and turning the 10-site pilot into a 300-site program rollout. We'll share our best strategies to cut down on approval times and nimbly leap through organizational hurdles to deliver energy efficiency and cost reductions.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amFred Davis Richard Macintosh , Jacquelynn Henke Burroughs

BOS18-202 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/data-driven-boiler-system-design-and-installationhttp://nesea.org/node/4838Data-Driven Boiler System Design and InstallationNew 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) equipment operations, performance, and energy efficiency. Their analysis identified significant discrepancies between specified and actual heating and DHW performance. NEI’s results suggest that improvement in equipment performance is possible at each phase of equipment’s life cycle – design, installation, and operation. NEI’s team will detail adjustments that improved performance and fixed problems that included incomplete startup, poorly thought-through setpoint settings, incorrectly balanced mixing valves, improperly located sensors, and reactive maintenance emergencies. Finally, NEI will present follow-up data to show the improvement.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amTed Hetzel Neil Donnelly , Maciej Konieczny , Emma Van Lieshout Marina 3

BOS18-203 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/policy-updates-net-metering-and-fixed-charges-northeasthttp://nesea.org/node/4839Policy Updates: Net Metering and Fixed Charges in the NortheastFixed utility charges and net metering policy have a major impact on the economics of rooftop solar and energy efficiency. For a long time these issues were fairly static in the Northeast, but there have been recent proposals by utilities and utility regulators to make dramatic changes to them. This session will give an overview of these proposals and other changes that are currently being discussed in the region.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amNathan Phelps Mark LeBel Marina 1

BOS18-204 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/smart-parking-design-climate-toolhttp://nesea.org/node/4840Smart Parking Design as a Climate ToolParking infrastructure, developed in conjunction with commercial and residential buildings, is a frequently neglected facet of property design. However, parking creates numerous environmental impacts, including excess energy consumption, urban heat island effect, stormwater runoff, traffic congestion, and pollution. This presentation will illustrate how well-designed and efficient parking structures can dramatically improve a property's carbon footprint by minimizing natural resource use and incorporating green design. Best-in-class parking sustainability standards, including the USGBC's Parksmart Certification, benefit neighborhoods and communities, while maximizing the bottom line. Topics covered will include low-carbon strategies, electric mobility, stormwater management, and green infrastructure.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amCammy Peterson Lisa Chase , Daniel Ciarcia Harbor 1

BOS18-205 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; GBCI pending

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/big-building-implications-multifamily-passive-househttp://nesea.org/node/4841Big Building Implications for Multifamily Passive House Energy efficiency is critical to a dense urban environment as costs continue to rise. In contrast to single family homes, this session will focus on applying Passivhaus/Passive House standards to large buildings and the impacts of the internal loads that primarily determine the outcome in a city landscape. The first part of this session will examine recent research, funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, on the impacts of tall buildings, from architectural enclosure detailing, mechanical systems, zoning, code, marketability, and constructability. The second half will look at the careful management of internal loads for large buildings to control the space conditioning cooling requirements and the impact of adjacent buildings in a dense urban context. BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amSatpal Kaur Elias Dagher , Jordan Dentz , Zoe Kaufman , Daniel Piselli Harbor 2

BOS18-206 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/thermal-energy-analysis-architects-why-when-howhttp://nesea.org/node/4842Thermal & Energy Analysis for Architects: Why, When, & HowIncorporating 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 make deliberate, informed choices. We will discuss the rapidly expanding arsenal of tools available to designers, including energy modeling, thermal modeling, LCA, and solar analyses. The presentation will focus primarily on how to deploy thermal and energy modeling early in the design process for both preservation and new construction projects. We will also provide examples of effective strategies to integrate these tools into the architects' design process at critical moments and examine how in-house analyses can complement and enhance the architect-consultant relationship to drive significant improvements in building performance and life cycle impacts.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amCaroline Petrovick Lori Ferriss , Elaine Hoffman Marina 2

BOS18-207 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/green-gauges-design-methodology-williams-collegehttp://nesea.org/node/4843Green Gauges: A Design Methodology at Williams CollegeWilliams College has established the goal of 35% campus wide carbon reduction of 1990 carbon emissions by 2020. The Trustees asked a simple series of questions in this context: - What specifically is the College doing to accomplish this goal? - What does it cost? - What are the savings? In this session we will present the development of a methodology (i.e., Green Gauges) for design and construction teams to communicate strategies with the owner early in the process, and to provide consistent information regarding operational energy and the resulting carbon savings. What is the cost per metric ton of avoided carbon over the operation life of that strategy? We’ll find out.BE1803/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amChristopher Nielson Thomas RC Hartman , Amy Johns , Andy Shapiro Marina 4

BOS18-208 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/crisis-cannabis-cultivation-latest-energy-developments-data-practice-and-policyhttp://nesea.org/node/4844Crisis in Cannabis Cultivation: Latest Energy Developments in Data, Practice, and PolicyThe energy crisis of indoor cannabis cultivation is about to be unleashed in the Northeast. Growing marijuana indoors is extremely energy intensive, and this session highlights the latest efforts to reduce the industry's energy footprint. Attendees will hear from speakers with fingers on the pulse of trends, practices, and policies across the country. As highlighted at BuildingEnergy SRO inaugural session on the subject last year, there is a very small window for growers to coalesce around best practices, providing building energy professionals a unique opportunity. Efforts to collect profile data about cultivators' energy use will be shared, as well as latest updates about market and regulatory developments in Massachusetts and Maine.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmFred Davis Fred Davis , Anya Gordon , Sam Milton , John Morris Harbor 1

BOS18-209 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/meeting-demands-healthier-buildings-how-navigate-building-product-certificationshttp://nesea.org/node/4845 Meeting the Demands of Healthier Buildings: How to Navigate Building Product CertificationsHealth is the new frontier in the built environment. But a building or home cannot begin to be deemed healthy if its building blocks – both the material used for exterior construction and the elements used to build and decorate the interior – aren’t healthy to begin with. Identifying healthy products is made easier with a wealth of new tools and certification programs that are being implemented, but that variety also creates confusion over what each program brings to the table and how that meets the needs of the user. This session will review the different product certifications in use, identify their main priorities, and show how to search for them online.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmLisa Carey-Moore Lauren Asplen , Lisa Goodwin Robbins Burroughs

BOS18-210 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/retrocommissioning-chiefs-training-operators-sustain-processhttp://nesea.org/node/4846 Retrocommissioning with the Chiefs: Training Operators to Sustain the ProcessAt 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 energy conservation measures. This session will provide guidance to commissioning agents and building operations teams about how to work together throughout the Retro-Commissioning (RCx) process to maximize the benefits of RCx. We will present examples from both the commissioning agent building operations perspectives of how previous project collaborations have been structured, including the development of training materials, to attain significant and sustained benefits beyond energy savings.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmKurt Roth Saverio Grosso Marina 3

BOS18-211 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, BPI 1.5

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/cancelled-field-notes-terry-brennan-high-performance-solutions-commercial-and-institutionalhttp://nesea.org/node/4847CANCELLED Field Notes with Terry Brennan: High Performance Solutions in Commercial and Institutional ConstructionWe truly regret having to cancel this session.  Terry Brennan is unable to attend.Terry Brennan, building scientist extraordinaire, will guide us through two essential steps to get the moisture and thermal portions of the enclosure right. By the end of this session, you, too, will have the skills and strategies to lead:(1) an enclosure preconstruction meeting bringing together everyone involved with moisture and thermal protection. The meeting covers the materials, details, sequence, constructability, condensation potential, who installs them, and what products will be used. Unresolved issues, responsible parties, and next steps have been identified.(2) on-site conferences to address those locations and conditions not covered in the drawings but likely to result in air or rain leaks or condensation. Everyone involved lays eyes on the baffling situation and figures out how to address it, resulting in sketches, emails, RFIs, ASIs, mockups and more.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmChris Briley Terry Brennan Harbor 2

BOS18-212: AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/future-city-integrated-ecosystemhttp://nesea.org/node/4848The Future City: An Integrated EcosystemThis session features a series of facilitated conversations and a small-group exercise that will focus on the future city and what NESEA thinkers and practitioners can do now to create impact. The city is an important scale for holistic innovation that can play a major role in global decarbonization. Practitioners can learn to optimize this scale to integrate building-level, streetscape-level, and community-level clean energy ingenuity. Audience members will interact with: a community psychologist who has used a whole systems approach to shape our culture and places for decades; a regional practitioner who helps to usher in smart-city innovation; and a private sector professional who guides cities to explore multi-benefit district energy systems. Each participant will leave with 3 action steps to implement a city-scale measure in their ecosystem.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmCammy Peterson Daniel Kelley , Robert Leaver , Cammy Peterson , Patrick Roche Harbor 3

BOS18-213 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/multi-family-tenant-place-passive-rehab-its-possiblehttp://nesea.org/node/4849Multi-Family, Tenant-in-Place, Passive Rehab: It's Possible!Affordable housing offers a huge opportunity to refinance and rehab to the Passive House standard. The project team from Chris Benedict, R.A. and RiseBoro Community Partnership will show construction details from their ground-breaking tenant-in-place rehab project designed for Passive House. CBRA will discuss the construction challenges (and successes!) to date, and RiseBoro will outline the financing and development approaches that should motivate all stakeholders to pursue this path.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmMichael Brod Chris Benedict , Ryan Cassidy , Justin R. Milliet R. Taylor , David Newman Marina 1

BOS18-214 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; BPI 1.5, MA CSL 1.5

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)
http://nesea.org/session/magic-electric-school-bushttp://nesea.org/node/4867The Magic (Electric) School BusMassachusetts is at the forefront of transportation technology with a pilot project that put the nation’s first electric school buses on the road at the end of 2016. We’ll hear from the pilot implementers working with public schools in Amherst, Cambridge, and Concord MA about the pilot goals and technology. From the Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources, we’ll learn about operations and data on fuel efficiency, consumption, and costs. Together we’ll consider the future impact and challenges of electric bus fleets. This session takes place on an electric school bus: walk through the hotel lobby, past the front desk, and down the escalator. The bus will be parked at the corner of Fargo Street and D Street. Seating is limited.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmIan Finlayson Steve Russell , Brian Foulds On the bus - see description for location

BOS18-301: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW

http://nesea.org/session/integrative-carbon-building-embodied-carbon-net-positive-carbon-and-new-carbon-architecturehttp://nesea.org/node/4850Integrative Carbon Building: Embodied Carbon, Net Positive Carbon, and the New Carbon ArchitectureOur 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 how systems thinking about carbon and an integrated design approach can change building practices from a problem to a solution. We will present data on the embodied carbon impact of green buildings; address how to quantify embodied carbon in design/build practices; and discuss present-day carbon-positive construction materials and assemblies, which can reduce the carbon load in the atmosphere. This effectively uses buildings as carbon-sequestering reservoirs, which can mitigate and even reverse climate change effects. Understanding the carbon cycle, and how we as design/build practitioners can make beneficial choices, is the next horizon for integrative green building.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmDanny Veerkamp Chris Magwood , Ace McArleton , Jacob Racusin Marina 2

BOS18-215 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.5; GBCI pending

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/punching-above-your-weight-class-exceeding-client-sustainability-requirements-within-tighthttp://nesea.org/node/4851Punching Above Your Weight Class: Exceeding Client Sustainability Requirements within a Tight BudgetThis team’s contract with a university client for a new 210,000-square-foot student housing project required LEED v4 Silver, a worthwhile goal. But the team wanted to punch up to meet more aggressive sustainability goals – Passive House and Living Building Challenge Materials Petal – within the same design and construction budget. Did they succeed? In this session, you’ll hear key findings associated with energy modeling, solar shading, water management, healthy materials, and high-performance building envelope. We’ll explore the metrics employed to evaluate options and their return on investment to make it palatable to naysayers and confirm financial feasibility. Speakers will also discuss the teams’ persistent approach to strive for a better building and strategies to engage the complex group of university stakeholders.BE1803/09/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmMichelle Apigian Stephen Feige , Michael Pulaski , Charley Stevenson Marina 4

BOS18-216 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.5

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/robots-vacuums-and-butterflies-build-better-wallhttp://nesea.org/node/4963Robots, Vacuums, and Butterflies Build a Better WallJoin Bensonwood for a live tour of their newly operational computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) facility in Keene, NH. Lunch and learn as we take a real-time walk through the 110,000 sf building that includes production lines for walls, floors, and roofs. See how materials and design come together and ask questions directly to the factory floor. Explore new possibilities of how these building systems can improve the built environment.This session is sponsored by Bensonwood.BE1803/09/2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pmTedd Benson , Jay Lepple , Hans Porschitz Marina 41 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/german-perspective-building-energyhttp://nesea.org/node/4979A German Perspective on Building EnergyGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in energy efficiency. Join the German American Chamber of Commerce New York and learn about German innovation in the energy efficiency sector. This session will feature leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.Sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. New York; the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston: and the Transatlantic Climate Bridge. BE1803/09/2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pmKevin Flynn , Chris Ford , Susanne Gellert , Helmut Landes , Stefan Goebel Marina 3
http://nesea.org/session/great-indoors-green-building-and-health-outcomeshttp://nesea.org/node/4852The Great Indoors: Green Building and Health OutcomesAs the green building movement matures, a stronger focus is evolving on short-term and long-term occupant health impacts. The partial redevelopment of Old Colony in South Boston offered a unique opportunity to evaluate both the efficiency and health impact of the green strategies. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health evaluated the health outcomes associated with living in the new green housing, and the research revealed significant improvements in health among residents who moved from the existing housing into the green units. In this session, we will provide strong evidence that green interventions not only improve the environmental performance of housing, but also tackle major public health challenges in low-income communities.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmJames Petersen Gary Adamkiewicz , Ed Connelly Harbor 1

BOS18-217 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0; GBCI pending

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/utility-benchmarking-101-what-it-why-it-matters-and-how-it-can-benefit-youhttp://nesea.org/node/4853Utility Benchmarking 101: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Benefit YouUtility benchmarking can be a powerful tool in a property manager's toolbox, enabling them to monitor water and energy usage, make smart decisions about repair and maintenance, and positively impact the immediate and long-term value of their property. This introductory session will explore the topic of benchmarking, offering attendees insights into why it matters, and how it can benefit managers of properties of all sizes. A service provider, national program administrator, and property manager will present project examples and provide guidance about how to unlock the value of benchmarking. Specifically, the speakers will address multifamily benchmarking initiatives and requirements, benchmarking best practices and benchmarking success stories.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmKurt Roth Tabetha McCartney , David Ruggiero , Dan Teague Burroughs

BOS18-218 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/heat-pump-water-heaters-multifamilyhttp://nesea.org/node/4854 Heat Pump Water Heaters for MultifamilyLooking 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 investigated integrated, tank-type water heaters as well as larger, central heat pumps. Both have challenges, and speakers will present many examples of how NOT to use HPWHs in multifamily buildings. We are learning, however, and the technology is evolving. Systems using CO2 refrigerant are coming from overseas that appear to offer good performance even in cold weather. This session will include a review of the range of technologies currently available, discussions of applications and challenges, and our best take on best practices for heating water with heat pumps – now and in the future.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmTed Hetzel Robb Aldrich , Robin Neri Marina 3

BOS18-219 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/kiss-keep-it-simple-smartypants-builder%E2%80%99s-perspective-straightforward-construction-detailshttp://nesea.org/node/4855KISS (Keep It Simple, Smartypants): A builder’s perspective on straightforward construction details for constructing a low-cost, high-performance homeRhode 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, from excavation to finish for this 1800-square-foot home. Steve will get down to real details, like how to airseal electrical boxes in zip sheathing and what to do with all those mini split lines. Steve’s approach blows away all the mystery (and $$$) out of high-performance construction. Grab a cup of coffee and come learn about what’s happening in Rhode Island. BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmHeather Thompson Stephen DeMetrick Marina 2

BOS18-220 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/choices-choices-cladding-and-climate-changehttp://nesea.org/node/4856Choices, Choices: Cladding and Climate ChangeCladding materials used in construction are critical to carbon reduction goals and loom larger as operational energy use diminishes. Architects, designers, builders and facility managers are often in the dark about environmental and especially climate change impacts as they look at exterior material choices for new construction, cyclical recladding, and overcladding. Cost and appearance are important parameters that usually drive the final choice. This session will provide tools, rules of thumb, and sources of information and will look at methodologies available to sort through climate impacts of cladding choices in North American residential and commercial markets.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmJean Terwilliger Paul Mayencourt , Caitlin Mueller , Michael Pulaski , Stephen Tilly Harbor 3

BOS18-221 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)
http://nesea.org/session/air-tightness-requirements-passive-house-standardhttp://nesea.org/node/4857Air Tightness Requirements of the Passive House StandardThe Passive House (PH) building standard is the most stringent energy efficiency standard in the world. Several affordable housing authorities in the US currently or plan to include it as a sustainability option in funding applications. Achieving the stringent air tightness requirements of the PH standard requires careful coordination through all phases of design development and construction. The team from Steven Winter Associates will take you through the steps and tools necessary – including integrated design, air barrier documents, detailed site inspections, and review testing tools and protocols. They will share successes and failures from their wide experience, from three-story low-rise buildings to 33-story high-rise structures with 300+ units.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmMichelle Apigian Mike O'Donnell , Scott Pusey Harbor 2

BOS18-222 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/cities-climate-leaders-net-zero-urgency-nowhttp://nesea.org/node/4863Cities as Climate Leaders: Net Zero & the Urgency of NowWith the effects of climate change at our shores, and the federal administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the time for local action is now. In order to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change, GHG emissions must be addressed rapidly and comprehensively. This session will focus on holistic approaches to planning for net zero and tools to help cities and towns set and achieve ambitious climate goals. The audience will learn about tools and resources to help them accelerate their communities toward net zero, best practices from a local practitioner about how to get there, and insights into how to engage the private cleantech sector in supporting that work.BE1803/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pmRobert Leaver Cammy Peterson , Alistair Pim , Susanne Rasmussen Marina 1

BOS18-228 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/drawbacks-breathing-nighttime-carbon-dioxide-levels-new-england-bedroomshttp://nesea.org/node/4858The Drawbacks of Breathing: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in New England BedroomsVentilation is often overlooked or inadequately designed, in existing and new homes alike. During the 2016-17 heating season, we tested the indoor air quality in the bedrooms of 22 Vermont homes spanning a wide range of size, age, airtightness, heating system type, and occupancy. Most exceeded twice the 1000ppm threshold for carbon dioxide (CO2) often targeted by energy and ventilation standards. An investigation of cause and effect led to a clear culprit. You will also learn about the latest research on the impacts of CO2 and other pollutants in our homes, see real-world data on the ability of centralized and distributed ventilation systems to tackle these problems, and hear about best practices for design and commissioning of ventilation in new and existing homes.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmDanny Veerkamp Brian Just Harbor 3

BOS18-223 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/getting-solar-ready-permitting-and-inspection-processeshttp://nesea.org/node/4859Getting Solar Ready with Permitting and Inspection ProcessesThis session is aimed towards building and electrical inspectors, energy managers, planners, and other municipal officials looking to explore best practices to make their permitting and inspection process for solar more efficient and consistent in order to save time and money and reducing solar soft costs. This session will cover relevant sections of the building, electrical, and fire codes to solar energy systems; new updates to the building code; areas of priority in solar inspections; what information to ask for in a solar permit; the intersection of solar zoning and permitting; and consumer protection for residential systems.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmNathan Phelps Nicole Sanches , Goran Smiljic , Mike McAteer Harbor 1

BOS18-224 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/risky-business-integrative-pre-designhttp://nesea.org/node/4860The Risky Business of Integrative Pre-DesignThe status quo of traditional project delivery requires continual review and improvement. Although the value of the Integrative Design Process (IDP) has been established, it is not widely used or fully embraced. Even its most ardent supporters make mistakes in timely team engagement and short-circuited design process, often lacking a clear path to project completion. Despite these challenges, Integrative Pre-Design empowers early collaborative and iterative techniques critical to creating ultra-high performance buildings. This session will focus on the value of Integrative Pre-Design as a vital component in the IDP process. Following ANSI guidance principles, we will reinforce the basic concepts and principles of IDP and highlight how IDP provides a means to effectively explore and implement sustainable design principles on a project.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmDanny Veerkamp John Beeson Harbor 2

BOS18-225 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0; GBCI pending

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/real-life-air-source-heat-pumpshttp://nesea.org/node/4861Real Life Air Source Heat PumpsLearn 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, including the presenter’s own house. We’ll discuss a range of heat pump applications, installation practices that affect efficiency, and some key issues and resources to consider when specifying and sizing heat pumps. After attending this session, practitioners who use this technology will know how to use it better. If you have questions about Heat Pumps, bring them with you! There will be time for Questions and Answers.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmTed Hetzel Bruce Harley Marina 3

BOS18-226 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/what-not-spec-how-avoid-toxins-endocrine-disruptors-and-carcinogens-your-next-buildinghttp://nesea.org/node/4862What Not to Spec: How to Avoid Toxins, Endocrine Disruptors, and Carcinogens in Your Next Building ProjectThe products you specify--and how you structure your specs--have enduring impact on your building's occupants, the community where the product is made, and the workers who install it. We’ll share lessons learned about screening and choosing products employing the most rigorous material vetting standards in green building certifications. Where do you focus and where should you not? This session will coach designers in approaches and procedures to make any project healthier through careful materials selection. And while it's not designed to get you through the LBC Materials Petal, it will undoubtedly help.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmCaroline Petrovick Lisa Carey-Moore , Christopher Nielson , Charley Stevenson Marina 1

BOS18-227 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, BPI 1.0, MA CSL 1.0

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)
http://nesea.org/session/lightning-round-questions-and-answers-fuel-your-workhttp://nesea.org/node/4864Lightning Round: Questions and Answers to Fuel Your Work This Lightning Round will pack as much information into one session as possible, with the opportunity to connect directly with the speakers in the last 15 minutes of the session. You’ll hear succinct, practical presentations on a variety of topics, including:B-corp – a sustainable business organizationIterative Daylighting Analysis Tools using Dynamo for Revit – the design team works the energy issueAerial Thermal Imaging, 3D Modelling and Orthographic mapping – access to info to drive design excellenceEcoFAST - Taking it to the extreme for the environment! – making sustainability part of the dayBE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmJodi Smits Anderson Michael Browne , Benjamin Darby , Michael Frisina , Adrienne Stauffer , Mark Sylvia Burroughs

BOS18-229 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW, MA CSL 1.0

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)
http://nesea.org/session/pace-financing-scaling-commercial-and-residential-net-zero-energy-retrofitshttp://nesea.org/node/4865PACE Financing: Scaling Commercial and Residential Net-Zero Energy RetrofitsOne 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 innovations. Those innovations include resilience renovations, consumer protections, and the use of PACE to unlock Net-Zero Energy retrofits and new construction. Resilience renovations are on the rise following hurricanes, floods and power outages. Also, PACE for new construction can make Net-Zero Energy homes beat standard costs for home ownership. Come find out how to grow the market for efficiency and solar in your region from leading industry experts.BE1803/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmJean Terwilliger Iain Campbell , Beau Engman , David Gabrielson , Radhika Lalit Marina 2

BOS18-230 - AIA 1.0 LU/HSW

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)