by Jenny Goldberg
NESEA Member Ian Finlayson, Deputy Director of the Energy Efficiency Division at MassDOER, will be curating three of the 50+ conference sessions at this year’s BuildingEnergy Boston, March 7t through 9.
“There are other (larger) building design conferences, but none that bring together all that is at the cutting edge of sustainable building the way that BuildingEnergy Boston does. This conference is about being part of a community of leaders. It seems to consistently attract leading builders, designers, and developers of sustainable construction and is a safe space to share and learn what didn’t work as expected as well as to see the successful projects.”
Ian’s sessions are an example of the type of content that will be featured at this year’s conference. View the full list of sessions here.
Stretch Codes: Why this policy offers the best hope for rapid transformation to meet state and local climate goals
Speakers: Mark Lyles (New Buildings Institute)
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. This 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. Read more…
The Magic (Electric) School Bus
Speakers: Steve Russell (Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources), Bethany Whitaker (Vermont Energy Investment Corporation)
Massachusetts 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. Read more…
Should We Stop Trying to Update to the Latest Model Building Energy Code?
Speakers: John Dalzell (Boston Redevelopment Authority), Jamie Howland (Acadia Center), Paul Ormond (MassDOER)
States across the Northeast expend significant time and effort in the pursuit of adopting the latest model energy codes from the IECC and ASHRAE. Read more…