BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 - Sessions by Room

Sessions in Harbor 3

Monday, February 28, 2022
Session Title Time Speakers Areas of Focus
Hiring to Diversify

Diverse teams are more efficient, more creative and make more money. Our field is dominated by cis-white-male-led companies, and our best intentions haven’t changed that yet.

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kerry Bowie
Katrina Belle

Justice and Equity

Business and Finance

Planning for Carbon Neutrality: Preparing Affordable Housing for an Equitable Transition

While Massachusetts  and many communities have made commitments to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Boston and Cambridge specifically are on the leading edge of implementing requirements around... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Eduardo Ramos
Rebecca Ansolabehere
Lauren Baumann

Justice and Equity

Design Process

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Climate Change and Resilience

Positive Energy from Positive Change: Achieving High Performance in Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is key to bringing equity to disadvantaged communities.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Keihly Moore
Andrew Wilkinson
Gabriela Shelburne

Design Process

Building Envelope

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Collaborating for Community Decarbonization: An Interactive Workshop

How can the residents of “Energy Town, USA” meet their carbon emissions reduction goal in a way that lifts up their entire community?

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Emmeline Luck
John Balfe V
Chase Macpherson
Andy Winslow

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Operations and Maintenance

Climate Change and Resilience

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Session Title Time Speakers Areas of Focus
Why Do Startups Innovate Better than Design Firms, and What Can We Learn from Them?

Integrative design and lean PM have the potential to mimic agile development; benefitting from fast iterations and innovation, but often don’t in practice.

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Barbra Batshalom

Design Process

Construction Process

Business and Finance

Climate Change and Resilience

Racism Has Always Been a Public Health Crisis: Equity and Health in the Built Environment

In recent years both Boston and New York City have officially declared racism to be a public health crisis.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Melissa Abramson
Bill Walsh
Christopher Bland
Arnold Sapenter
Lauren Hildebrand

Justice and Equity

Materials

Health and Comfort

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Stretch Code… It’s Electrifying!

Over the past two years, Massachusetts and its consultant team has studied cost-effective commercial building approaches aligned with climate goals.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Paula Zimin
Paul Ormond

Building Envelope

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Climate Change and Resilience

Who's NOT In (And How We Can Reach Them)

What would it take for us in the green building movement to get the owners and builders who are still building to code minimums to join us?

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

JS Rancourt
Patrick Haydon
Nancy Ludwig
Mark Schow

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Policies, Codes, and Standards

Business and Finance

Climate Change and Resilience