Bruce Becker is the architect, developer, owner, and operator of Hotel Marcel. He will discuss the conversion of the formerly vacant Pirelli Building in New Haven into Hotel Marcel, a 165-room LEED Platinum all-electric boutique hotel and conference center which is the first Passive House certified hotel in the United States. The discussion will include electrification (no fossil fuels including 100% of HVAC, hot water, kitchen, and laundry), power over Ethernet (POE) for all Lighting and Shades, and micro-grid creation for resilience with 1 megawatt-hour of battery storage. He will also discuss architectural and design aspects of the project.
Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU), BOC, GBCI (BD+C, ID+C), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.
- Explain how all-electric and on-site renewable technologies can be incorporated into projects.
- Identify appropriate applications for incorporation of high performing envelopes, air-source heat pumps for HVAC and domestic hot water, and Battery Energy Storage.
- Discuss with clients how the incorporation of these systems into commercial development will enhance economic performance and market demand.
- Avoid making some of the same mistakes by identifying lessons learned from the design and construction of Hotel Marcel.