Leveraging Partnerships to Drive Energy Savings on Campus

Continuous evolution of project types coupled with innovative partnerships between facility owners, utility companies, and IoT companies are transforming how we identify, achieve and sustain energy efficiency. Following this approach, MIT's Efficiency Forward Program has achieved savings of 55 Million kWh and 1.5 Million therms. Come learn how.

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From Today's Parking to Tomorrow's Sustainable Mobility

A revolution in technologies in both the parking and transportation industries offers parking asset owners the opportunity to steer and accelerate the adoption of sustainable and healthy mobility choices. See how Stanford University, Brookfield, and other owners are leading the transformation through the Parksmart All-In certification program.

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"Checking In" on Sustainability in Hotels

This session will feature case studies and lessons learned from renowned hotel owners and sustainability consultants that are driving utility cost reduction programs in the hospitality industry at the property-level and across national hotel brands, from budget hotels to five-star luxury resorts.

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Better Benchmarking: Comparing Sustainability Performance

As the quality of existing benchmarks has come into question, the search for improvement has increased demands on reporters. Does benchmarking actually drive better results, or is it a fundamentally flawed distraction? Join leaders in data-driven benchmarking to discuss challenges and new approaches to comparing sustainability performance of buildings.

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ASHRAE 90.1-2016: Changing How Buildings Are Built

This session covers modifications in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 that are significantly important to designers and policy-makers. Presenters will discuss changes in Building Envelope, Mechanical Systems, and Lighting Systems. They also will explain the new compliance path G, which can be used for both minimum code requirements and above-code programs.

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How Real-time Energy Visualization Can Inform City Design

In the age of big data, new tools, increasing access to information, and decentralized computing are allowing us to make smarter decisions faster. Session covers integration of multivariable optimization and real-time data visualization into the early stages of the planning and design process to create more sustainable and resilient communities.

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Fitwel: Driving Occupant Health & Wellness in the Built Environment

There is growing evidence that buildings impact the health, well-being and productivity of occupants. Fitwel is a cost-effective, high-impact building certification that positively impacts building occupant wellness through improvements to workplace design and policies. This session will provide an overview of Fitwel and company case study examples using the system.

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How to Recover Your Investments in Sustainability

This session will use real world examples and resources to discuss how to get your sustainability program paid for by selling the value proposition to stakeholders and leveraging appropriate third-party financing options.

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Green Chemistry: Inventing Biomimicry Technologies in a Circular Economy

While there have been some examples of the circular economy designed and deployed in many industrial settings, the vast majority of industrial products and processes continue to exist disconnected and unsustainable over the long run. The pathway to create most of these technological ecosystems will require the inventive application of green chemistry (the molecular level mechanistic underpinnings of sustainability). This presentation will describe examples of how organizations seeking a circular strategy benefit from integrating the principles of green chemistry with product design, manufacturing and supply chain management.

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Steps to a Healthy Lightstyle: Circadian Lighting Discussion

Healthy lighting is a lifestyle for our expert panelists, but we do not all agree on the benefits being publicly expressed. With questions remaining in circadian lighting research and development, the design community is left wondering what we should do. Our panelists debate next steps.

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