GreenBuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, featuring three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings.
In November 2013, Philadelphia will serve as host for GreenBuild, anticipated to bring over 30,000 professionals from all over the world to the EEB Hub's Greater Philadelphia region. The Delaware Valley Green Building Council will be the official host chapter, and is leading efforts to ensure that the conference increases investment in the region and positions it as a vibrant, sustainable, culturally rich place that people want to live, work, and learn. Overall conference planning and management, including agenda creation, is handled by the GreenBuild team at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with input from the local host chapter DVGBC.
EEB Hub Energy Lounge and Expo Booth
The EEB Hub Energy Lounge, located in the Grand Hall near registration, will feature programming sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Nov. 19-21). Greenbuild attendees and the public are invited to stop in to learn more about EEB Hub research projects as well as our partners' work. We will also feature the DOE's Commercial Building Energy Asset Score tool.
When visiting the Expo floor, you can find the EEB Hub in the 500 Mile Pavilion in booth # 2312. Our local partners will be highlighted, as well as the Building 101 (Navy Yard) energy dashboard project.
Official Greenbuild Tour
To sign up for a Greenbuild tour, register for Greenbuild, and select the half-day tour package on the registration package page. Anyone can attend a Greenbuild tour, and tours can be purchased separately without other Greenbuild packages.
Monday Novmber 18 -- Afternoon Half-Day Tours: 2:00-6:00 pm
TM10: The Navy Yard as a Smart Energy Innovation Center
This tour showcases The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub), which was established in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The HUB serves the dual mission of reducing energy use in regional commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020 and promoting regional economic growth and job creation. This tour engages EEB Hub team members from different disciplines and demonstrates innovative research practices that allow attendees to experience life-sized 3-dimensional modeling and demonstration of research endeavors being implemented. Attendees will see and learn about smart microgrids, flex zone ceiling practices, the GridSTAR center, building full-spectrum retrofits, and observe the building 661 advanced retrofit research laboratory, currently under construction. The Hub is committed to advancing energy retrofit projects and capturing best practices gleaned by a full complement of public, private, and institutional stake-holders in the mid-Atlantic region. Research results from the past two years of operation will also be highlighted.
Panels and Presentations
Reduced-Order Models: from Building to Urban Scales
Wednesday, November 20
3:30 PM -4:30 PM
Ali Malkawi (University of Pennsylvania), Leon Glicksman (MIT), Jelena Srebric (Pennsylvania State University), Stella Oggianu (United Technologies Research Center)
Investigators from the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub discuss innovations in reduced-order modeling tools. These talks will examine new tools and techniques that have emerged, including modeling and simulation tools that can be utilized at scales ranging from the individual building to entire urban neighborhoods.
Energy Chickens and Dashboard Players: Giving Occupants the Power to Save Energy
Thursday, November 21, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Vivian Loftness (Carnegie Mellon University), Brian Orland (Penn State)
Office buildings don’t have opinions about saving or using energy; their occupants do. Of the total energy consumed by commercial buildings, an increasing proportion is directly under the control of building occupants, who to this point have rarely been challenged to conserve energy in any consistent way. Our implementations of Serious Games and Dashboards educate users and prompt behavioral change; games oriented toward the engagement and commitment phase, dashboards to monitoring and persistence.
Benchmarking Philadelphia's Energy Use
Thursday, November 21, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alex Dews (City of Philadelphia), Laurie Actman (EEB Hub), Tom Bonner (PECO)
In August 2012 Philadelphia became the 6th American city to require energy benchmarking and disclosure for commercial buildings. This session will explore how the collaboration between government, utilities, and a research hub is driving building performance innovation through energy benchmarking and disclosure in Philadelphia. Presenters will discuss their combined efforts to develop, pass, and implement benchmarking and disclosure legislation.
IEQ Assessment for Energy Savings & Increased User Comfort
Friday, November 22, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Jihyun Park (Carnegie Mellon University), Azizan Aziz (Carnegie Mellon University), Clinton Andrews (Rutgers)
People spend approximately 80% to 90% of their time indoors. As a result, the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of buildings can have a strong effect on occupant productivity and health. As buildings consume 40% of overall energy produced, there is a need to decrease building energy use, while at the same time maintaining excellent IEQ performance to ensure building occupant comfort, health and performance.
Schedule of EEB Hub Energy Lounge Programming
Tuesday, November 19th
11:30- 11:45: Retrofit Road Maps
Wednesday, November 20th
9:00-9:15: Integrated Retrofit Technologies & Decision Support Systems
9:15-9:30: Building 101 Instrumentation
9:30-9:45: Reducing Waste & Rewarding Action: Municipal Energy Conservation Program
10:00-10:15: Q&A with the Hub’s Markets & Behavior’s Task
10:30 -10:45: Serious Games & Serious Energy Saving
10:45-11:00: From Promise to Reality: Using Data Analytics to Accelerate Energy Efficiency
11:00-11:15: EEB Hub Network Launch
11:30-11:45: Retrofit Roadmaps12:00-1:00: Graduate Students Poster Session
1:15- 1:30: Saving Energy in Leased Spaces Toolkit
1:30-1:45: Navy Yard
3:00-3:15: Analysis of Buildings Characteristics to Define Energy Retrofit Potential
3:15-3:30: MLE+ - A Toolbox for Integrated Controls with EnergyPlus
3:30-4:00: The Power of Data: The DOE’s Buildings Performance Database
Thursday, November 21st
9:00 -9:15: Triple Bottom Line Benefits of Investing in Lighting & Daylighting Retrofits
9:15- 9:30: Energy Retrofit Game
10:30 -11:00: Harnessing Envelope Geometry & Climate Variation12:10- 12:30: Presentation from Efficacy France
12:30 - 12:45: Daylight Responsive Dimming or Switching
1:00- 1:30: Integrated Roofing Retrofit Process & Materials
1:30-2:00: High Performance Roofs & Skylights
2:15- 2:30: Intelligent Building Operations Research at the EEB Hub
2:30- 2:45: Small Business Opportunities within the Energy Efficient Buildings Market
2:45- 3:00: The Hub Commercialization Center
3:15-3:30: DAYSIMps: Daylighting & Photocontrol System Modeling
3:30- 3:45: The Navy Yard
EEB Hub creates EEB Network, Powered by Honest Buildings
Nov 15, 2013
Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Highlights of Events at Greenbuild 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Inventing the Future: EEB Hub offers guidance in wake of new Energy Benchmarking Law
Integrated Solutions Showcase Intelligent Building Operations
Dec 06, 2013
Retrofit Manager Tool Platform
Dec 18, 2013
Wharton’s December Small Business Outreach Session