Whether you are building new, renovating or maintaining existing buildings, come and learn strategies to cost effectively achieve your high performance building goals through the use of proven techniques in design, construction and project delivery. We will provide agency lessons learned, updates on codes and standards, and exciting results from the cutting edge for building performance. Explore the sessions below:
Integrated Design Strategies
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: Integrated design has proven to be an extremely effective means to achieving goals for high performance buildings on schedule and on budget. It results in interdisciplinary solutions that dwarf component-based efficiencies while engineering costs out of the project. This session will explain integrated design, and it will review examples of successful federal projects.
Future Proofing Your Buildings for High Performance and Durability
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Because of the threats of natural disaster, climate disruption, and continuous innovation in energy technology, buildings should be “future proofed” to provide adaptability to changing conditions. This includes not only resilient design strategies, but also building in the flexibility to adapt to changes in economics for photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and energy storage.
Deep Energy Retrofits: National Deep Energy Retrofit Program
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Lessons learned from the trenches. This session will provide actual experience on what works and what does not with regard to deep energy retrofits from a variety of perspectives, from the site level to agency to procurement. Our experienced panel will help agencies develop programs that really work, spark the interest of key stakeholders, and provide tips and tools to use on your next energy savings performance contract/utility energy service contract projects. This will be a candid reflection on what matters when trying to implement deep retrofits.
Federal Net Zero Design (Energy, Water and Waste)
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30am – 10:00am
Description: In the federal sector, the net zero efforts go beyond zero energy buildings to include net zero energy, water, and waste buildings and campuses. Following the federal culture of promoting reduction and efficiency first, this session outlines the recommended strategies for net zero energy, water, and waste federal buildings.
Commissioning for Performance
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: The commissioning process is valuable to ensure you get a high performance building. This session will cover the commissioning of the Enclosure System and Ongoing Cx and how both can help you get and maintain your high performance buildings.
Turning on the Switch to Lighting Controls in High Performance Buildings
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Lighting control systems operate in a highly proprietary environment, making interoperability impossible between manufacturers and stymying “or equal” substitutions. Little can be done to remedy poor design or application of lighting controls, so design must involve an integrated, preventive approach across all building systems. A knowledgeable commissioning provider can coordinate this effort. Learn how the commissioning process bolsters and supports successful lighting control system design, installation, and operation.
Applying ASHRAE Standards for Success
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Hear about the latest version of ASHRAE’s Standard 189.1, High-Performance Green Buildings, and 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings. Attendees will learn about the changes in these latest versions and progress on their acceptance and adoption in the public and private sectors and in the model codes arena.
Well Buildings and the Living Building Challenge
Date: Thursday, August 17, 8:30am – 9:30apm
Description: The Wellbuilt for Wellbeing project primary objectives are to investigate the effects of the physical work environment on physiological health outcomes. With rapid development of sensor technologies and the Internet of Things, research in the area of connected health is increasing in importance and complexity with wide-reaching impacts for public and workplace health.
High Performing Buildings Thought Leaders Panel
Date: Thursday, August 17, 9:45am – 11:15am
Description: This prestigious panel will answer your questions on designing, renovating, and maintaining your high performance buildings. This interactive session will cover technologies, strategies, certification programs, and project delivery methods for success in federal projects for high performance buildings. Bring your questions for the experts.