Government agencies are focused on substantial reduction of building energy use and private efforts are underway, including from the architectural, engineering and green building communities, to fundamentally change energy-use aspects of the built environment. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for dialog among participants to facilitate understanding of current energy saving efforts, share best practices, and capture the scale needed to accomplish these goals. The opportunity to apply high performing equipment and operational practices has the potential to reduce, or eliminate a need for external energy sources for some buildings while maintaining quality indoor environments.
This conference will guide the building design professional, building owner/managers, building operating staff and government officials about what works and what really doesn’t work when tackling major improvements in the energy efficiency, renewable applications, and operating practices. Target facilities include both existing and new construction non-residential buildings. The conference will be offered in two tracks.
This conference will offer case studies from within the selected region and/or offering similar operational and environmental characteristics. In addition, policy and decision makers will offer updates and forecasts on enabling legislation and programs likely to impact the target audience.
The conference will address the following topics:
· Applications results
· Energy audits
· Benchmarking of utility consumption
· Economics, design and construction
· Energy efficient IEQ strategies and technologies, and
· Energy efficiency strategies
o Building envelopes
o Lighting and daylighting
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