Program Announced for High Performance Buildings Conference

From changing occupant energy use to exploring radical innovations in buildings, ASHRAE’s third High Performance Buildings Conference highlights innovation, proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, measured performance and HPB case studies demonstrating new technologies.

The High Performance Buildings Conference takes place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif. Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the Conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment.

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“The conference aims to help decision makers in the building community learn about the benefits of innovative solutions and energy-efficient design and operation,” Kent Peterson, conference chair, said. “Through a comprehensive range of sessions, the conference will provide the building community with design and operational guidance to improve building performance.”

New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, indoor environmental quality and an increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.

In addition, the conference features several invited speakers and keynote speakers. Keynote speakers include:

    Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers, Inc., presents “The Process of Radical Innovation in Buildings”
    Jerry Yudelson, author of “The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design,” leads an interactive session on “Design with the End in Mind”
    Gail Brager, associate director, Center for the Built Environment at the University of California – Berkeley.

Sessions include:

    HPB Case Studies and Lessons Learned
    Market Valuation for Green
    The Next “Greenest” Building: An Interactive Session
    Measuring Up Building Performance
    Benchmarking and Retrocommissioning: Driving Existing Building Performance
    Operating for High Performance
    Beyond the Energy Model: From Precision Control to Connect Communities

A poster session on “Measured Performance” and “Modeled Performance” featuring project case studies will be is presented.

The conference is being presented by ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine, the industry’s premier source for measured performance of practices and technologies to promote better buildings.

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