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BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This Week

comments (0) February 28th, 2014 in Blogs
ScottG Scott Gibson, contributing writer

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) opens BuildingEnergy 14, the largest conference of its kind in the region, for a three-day run on March 4 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Last year's conference attracted 3,000 professionals in the sustainable building industry. They represented 32 states and eight countries, according to NESEA, and included architects, builders, developers, building managers, installers and "anyone else who's working toward a sustainable built environment."

Organizers also expect 150 exhibitors at the BE14 trade show on Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6. Fine Homebuilding and GreenBuildingAdvisor will have a booth and demonstration stage.

On Tuesday, March 4, BE14 presents full- and half-day workshops on such topics as multi-family construction, the Living Building Challenge, Passivhaus design and construction, and the science behind high-performance buildings. Speakers include a number of familiar names, among them: Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corp., architect Bruce Coldham, Peter Yost of BuildingGreen, Thomas O'Leary of the Passive House Academy, Marc Rosenbaum and John Abrams of the South Mountain Co. and Andy Shaprio of Energy Balance, Inc.

Wednesday and Thursday are devoted to presentations on particular topics related to renewable energy and high-performance buildings. Topics include "Homes," "Multifamily" and "Awesome Mechanical Systems," and are divided into a number of morning and afternoon sessions with different speakers. 

The keynote speaker for the opening session on March 5 is Amanda Sturgeon, vice president and Living Building Challenge program director, from Seattle, Washington.

A full listing of workshops and exhibitors is available at the BE14 website.


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