Public Life in the Connected Electrified Future

What will the push to “electrify everything” mean for the future of our cities and communities? This panel explores developing trends in the electrification of transportation and buildings with a focus on the public realm and the non-residential built environment. As commercial buildings and campuses electrify heating loads, provide vehicle charging, and integrate renewables and storage, facility managers face new challenges maintaining resiliency, efficiency, and balancing loads. This session explores how advances in artificial intelligence offer new opportunities to support autonomous building operations in an electrified future. On the transportation side, panelists will talk about existing efforts to build out a public charging infrastructure, the role that electrified buses can play in the cities of tomorrow, and new business models that are starting to emerge.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Room / Location:
Marina IV

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1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

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Learning Objectives:

  • For electric vehicles (EVs), describe the types of charging technology, charging behavior, host sites, and recent technological advancements (including smart grid elements); Argue for the expansion of EV charging infrastructure, especially in New England communities
  • Summarize how machine learning can be applied to the large data sets generated by today's full featured building automation systems
  • Explain how data from weather feeds, occupants using mobile devices and from Building Automation Systems can be correlated and prioritized to ensure optimization of occupant comfort; Explain how non-invasive cloud based systems can be securely integrated with Building Automation Systems
  • List operational and financial benefits associated with an investment in Autonomous Building Operations

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