Building Tech Forum 2018


With over 200 attendees and 35 presenting companies, our Building Tech Forum was not only the largest we have ever had, but also the most technically complicated.  Countless parties helped make this celebration of net positive energy happen. Thank you to Ben Myers and his team at Boston Properties for hosting and helping to organize the event. His continual kindness and support of our mission is what make large-scale events like this possible. Thanks to our generous sponsors WSP, National Grid, Eversource, and Boston Properties for moderating and making our education tracks a success, as well as our presenters, whos fascinating presentations lit up the night.

Photos of the event

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Building Tech Forum 2018 Presentations


USGBC National
– Brendan Owens
O brawling love! (let’s talk about LEED)

HTS – Mark LaFrance
Reducing Energy Consumption with High-Efficiency HVAC Products

ICON Architecture – Nancy Ludwig
Get Serious about Energy with the Passive House Standard

The Green Engineer, Inc. – Christopher Schaffner
B Corps – a Tool for Change

CoolGreenPower – Joe Mueller
Use Less Through Smarter Cooling

Envenio – Adam Green
High-Performance CFD

SolaBlock – Patrick Quinlan & Jason Laverty
The Next Direction in Solar

Jacobs – Vinay Shekar & Betty Liu
Net Zero/Positive Design

Zehnder America – John Rockwell
Ventilation: Why Efficiency Matters

Auburndale Builders – Nick Falkoff
The Studio for High-Performance Design and Construction

Eversource and National Grid – Mark Stafford & Kim Cullinane
See Presentation


NESEA – Paul Eldrenkamp
NESEA’s Bottom Lines

Stacks and Joules – Mike Conway
The Net Positive Workforce

Ampion – Stephen Condon
Distributed Generation (“DG”) Programs

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating – Dan Swanson
Heating and Cooling Net positive Energy Buildings

BuildingGreen – Brent Ehrlich
5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Solar

View Dynamic Glass – Joe O’Brien
Electrochromic Glass Technology

Embue – Robert Cooper
Building Intelligence & Net Zero Apartments

USG – Sandy Mulkern

SMMA – Elizabeth Galloway
Highly Glazed Facades, Myths, and Realities

ReVision Energy – Malcolm Sonnett
100% Solar Household

BR+A – Jacob Knowles
See presentation

Boston Properties – Ben Myers


Living Building Challenge Collaborative – DiAnn Mroszczak
A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future

OpenDataSoft – Rachel Han
How to Create Public and Private Value from Energy Data

Conservation Solutions Corporation – Dan Cook
Bio-Based Phase Change Materials Reducing HVAC Energy Use,
Reducing Peak Demand and Improving Building Comfort

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – Beverly Craig
MassCEC Clean Building Initiatives

Solar Design Associates, Inc. – Steven Strong
Renewable Energy for Energy Positive Buildings

Daikin – Mike Ragan
VRF System Innovations Contributing to Net Positive Energy Buildings

NRGTree – Abdu Elrefaiy
Own My Solar: Streamlining Commercial Solar

BuroHappold – Julie Janiski
Community Catalyst: Targeting a Net-Zero Energy Workforce
Development & Training Center

Linnean Solutions, LLC – Jim Newman
Monitoring for Impact

Viessmann Manufacturing – Matthew Freitas
Viessmann DNA

Touloukian Touloukian Inc – Ted Touloukian
Context Enriches Craft

WSP – Julia Rogers
Winthrop Square

Presenters and Sponsors