8:45 am - 10:00 am

Opening Plenary – The Market Opportunity for Smart Buildings

Bert Van Hoof Bert Van Hoof Microsoft
Kerry Meade Kerry Meade Smart Buildings Center
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Vendor Breakout Rooms (virtual)

Conference sponsors will be available for informal discussion in separate breakout rooms. You can ask questions, get information, and introduce yourself to key team members.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs)

This session will feature two “case study” presentations on GEBs. Additional SMEs will join in a moderated discussion of GEB potential.

Emma Johnson Emma Johnson Seattle City Light
Scott Schuester Scott Schuester SlipStream
Hendrik Van Hemert Hendrik Van Hemert Edo
Tanya Barham Tanya Barham Community Energy Labs (CEL)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Building System Interoperability

Disparate building system technologies, lack of consistent nomenclature, organizational dissonance between OT and IT all create impediments to using/optimizing smart technology. Two case studies will explore how these challenges are being met followed by a wider SME panel in moderated discussion.

Josh Felperin Josh Felperin alpscontrols.com
Marc Petock Marc Petock Lynxspring, Inc.
John Petze John Petze SkyFoundry
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Demystifying Digital Twin Technology

Digital twin technology may be most commonly thought of in its building visualization form. Moreover, the impression is often that it is exclusive to new high-end development projects. This session will peel back the basics of digital twin and how it can be utilized to optimize building performance and operations in both new and existing buildings.

Jeremy Richmond Jeremy Richmond DB Engineering
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Making Existing Buildings Smarter

Smart technology is not limited to new construction. Existing buildings can deploy (or better utilize) smart tech/practices that optimize operations, improve indoor air quality, reduce carbon, and improve resiliency. Two to three case studies will be presented followed by additional SME panel participants in moderated discussion.

John Powers John Powers Extensible Energy
Lucy Gedney Lucy Gedney ATS Automation
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Plenary session – Senior Executives Discuss the Future of Energy Services and the Built Environment

Both utility and real estate industry are undergoing change from market and regulatory forces. This moderated panel discussion will discuss those changes and how senior executives view the new relationships between energy providers and the built environment.

Debra Smith Debra Smith Seattle City Light
Ash Awad Ash Awad McKinstry
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Vendor Breakout Rooms (virtual)

Conference sponsors will be available for informal discussion in separate breakout rooms. You can ask questions, get information, and introduce yourself to key team members.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Role of Smart Buildings in Reducing Carbon Emissions

This session will feature two case studies of C/I buildings that deploy smart tech/practices resulting in demonstrated carbon emission reductions. Additional SMEs will join in a moderated discussion of carbon reduction and the role smart technology can plan.

Alissa Feucht Alissa Feucht Glumac
Tom Marseille Tom Marseille Sazan Group
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Buildings are Getting Smarter – Workforce Development Opportunities

The scale of smart technology adoption hinges in part on a sufficiently capable work force. This session will describe existing programs and how they need to be expanded to meet this challenge.

Melanie Danuser Melanie Danuser Smart Buildings Center
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Return to Work – Achieving and Maintaining Indoor Environmental Quality

As employees return to work, there is increased expectations concerning a healthy indoor environment. Two case studies will explore how smart data driven approaches to IEQ are providing for demonstrated and persistent improvement in IEQ. Session will explore how rating systems can contribute. A wider group of SMEs will join in moderated discussion.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Data Analytics – Making Smart Actionable

Building data becomes actionable when good analytics are applied and made useful to facility managers/operators. This session will have 2 case study presentations which demonstrate this followed by a larger SME moderated panel.

Pete Segall Pete Segall ATS Automation
9:00 am - 10:30 am In-person event in Seattle, WA (live streamed for remote viewing and hosted in-person viewing parties in the multiple locations)

Building Performance Reporting – How Smart Technology Can Help

Market and regulatory drivers are making energy performance reporting and ESG reporting real for building owners and publicly traded companies. This session will show how smart technologies can facilitate reporting and make it more quantitively robust. Additional programming will be available after this session in many areas. More details are forthcoming.

Emily Salzberg Emily Salzberg Washington State Department of Commerce
Brett Bridgeland Brett Bridgeland Rocky Mountain Institute
Akshay Johar Akshay Johar Microsoft