* New presentation topics and presenters being added every day *
* Learn more down below *


** UPDATE: Building Tech Forum has been rescheduled for May 20th and will now be hosted virtually. **

This event will be the first of a series of “Tech Forums,” each featuring a different theme and lineup of expert speakers. A new session will be scheduled every couple of months and will feature 10-15 speakers. Unlike prior Building Tech Forums, this new iteration will feature an online web forum that will host discussions and recordings of the sessions. The forum will serve as a place for folks to make connections and keep up-to-date with major innovations in the industry. While we love hosting Building Tech Forum in person, we are doing everything we can to ensure that the virtual Tech Forums bring the same level of excitement and energy!

Location: Remote Web Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Governor Baker has increased the Commonwealth’s commitment to carbon neutral by 2050. In order to achieve this, Massachusetts is developing a roadmap to reduce emissions by 80% 100%. At the same time, the BBRS is drafting a Net Zero Stretch Code. The City of Boston is developing performance standards for existing residential and commercial buildings, Brookline residents voted in favor of a natural gas ban, and the City of Somerville just passed carbon neutral zoning. The landscape is changing quickly, the Building Tech Forum will provide the context for how we get there.

How we manage and consume energy, design and build our cities, and understand our carbon footprint will change over the next thirty years.

Join us at Building Tech Forum 2020 to share your roadmap to ’50.  Through five minute lightning presentations, experts will speak about innovations that are changing the way we design, construct and operate the built environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and to connect with the people behind the amazing innovations happening within our community!

Curious about what last year was like? See some photos, stats, and presentations.


* More information to come *


Eversource | “Zero Net Energy in K-12 School Construction – You Can Do It!” presented by 
Kim Cullinane, Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant

More and more communities are looking to zero net energy as the standard for municipal building construction, particularly with schools, but can it be done cost effectively? What kind of support is available? What are the key steps to success? Hear about real school projects in Massachusetts that are making their way to zero net energy and what you can do to get on the right track.



Superior Essex | “IoT (Internet of Things) and Building Technology” presented by 
Randy Butler, RCDD , LEED Green Associate, Client Advisor, Demand Creation Team

The Green Engineer, Inc. | “Three Trends Changing the Way We Build” presented by
Chris Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, WELL AP Founder and CEO, Owner presenting 

WSP Built Ecology |“Zero Carbon Building Assessment: Designing for Carbon Neutrality in Boston” presented by
Joelle Jahn, NCIDQ, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Senior Sustainability Consultant

BR+A |“Carbon Neutral and Cash Flow Positive Buildings” presented by
Jacob Knowles, Associate Principal, Director of Sustainable Design

MassCEC |“Triple Decker Design Challenge” presented by
Beverly Craig, Senior Program Manager, Low & Moderate Income Programs

“Clean Energy Lives Here” presented by
Jacqueline Guyol, Program Administrator on the Clean Heating & Cooling team

DCAMM |“Stewarding the State’s Buildings – Climate Action and What DCAMM Needs from Designers” presented by
Elizabeth Minnis, Deputy Commissioner, Planning

BuildingGreen |Products for a Changing Environment presented by
Brent Ehrlich, Products and Materials Specialist

Sasaki |“Edge Assembly Square: Solar Mapping and Facade Design” presented by
Tamar Warburg, Director of Sustainability

enVerid Systems |“COVID-19 and Beyond: Energy Efficient Building Design and Operation for Mitigating Risk of Infection” presented by 
Anurag Goel, Director of Application Engineering 

Excel Dryer |“XLERATOR® Hand Dryers: Helping Commercial Facilities Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Net Zero” presented by
Paul Marquez, Head of Architectural Specifications

Daikin |“Heat Pump Performance and Electrifying Efficiently” presented by
Dan Smith, North America’s Commercial Sales Manager


Opening Remarks | 4:00 PM

Presentations Begin 4:10 PM

Networking with Presenters 5:20 PM

Q&A Followed by Closing Remarks5:40 PM


Last year, we asked you what you wanted to see in future Building Tech Forums. While things have changed, we’re finding new ways of implementing your comments. Thanks to your feedback…

  • This will now be a series of presentations, so that you have the opportunity to view them all. 
  • We are building out a web forum to keep conversations going,
    which means more time for building meaningful connections.
  • Instead of ending the evening with a final round of presentations, you have the opportunity to vote on your favorite–the winner will give a full presentation on their topic at a later date.


meet our 2020 Presenters

– Our lineup to date –

Track Leads




** Moving remote means that we’ve adjusted sponsor benefits (can’t exactly have a cocktail table in a webinar). We thank you for your understanding while we worked to restructure this event for a virtual setting. **

By sponsoring BTF 2020 you will have 5 minutes to present in front of hundreds of green building professionals with time to network before and after. Propose your contributions to the 2050 Roadmap. Presenters may discuss advances in building technologies, including case studies, equipment, products, renewable energy innovations and more–bonus points for existing building strategies!

Sponsors will also have access to an online Tech Forum profile! Your profile will include a recording of your lightning talk, a speaker spotlight, comments section, and a contact form for people to continue engaging with your content, long after the web conference has ended.

Because this is now a series, there are limited slots for presenting per session. Contact us now to be included in the first session on May 20th! If you don’t make it into the first session, don’t worry—more sessions are on the way.

Last year we had close to 200 attendees and over 30 presentations. Our 2020 goal is 300 attendees and 50 presentations.



Lead a track and show off your brand 


  • All of Leader Sponsor benefits
  • Option for 5-min presentation in multiple forums (max 4)
  • Option for multiple live 1-hour events (max 4)
  • Option for additional 5-min presentation on Building Tech Website
  • Blog post

50+ Person Company


Presentation package for large companies


  • One 5-minute presentation

  • Networking in a breakout room before the event with people signing up to speak with you

  • Logo on website and social media

  • Spotlight on website including your 5-minute presentation, presenter highlight, and opportunities to connect with our community

  • Shared spotlight blog post

Leader SPONSOr


Present at Building Tech Forum then in our community


  • All 50+ Person Company benefits
  • 1-hour community event hosted by your company

50 PErson Company


Presentation package for small companies


  • One 5-minute presentation

  • Networking in a breakout room before the event with people signing up to speak with you

  • Logo on website and social media

  • Spotlight on website including your 5-minute presentation, presenter highlight, and opportunities to connect with our community

Are you a startup? We offer a special discount for $500 for small startup companies to help get their message out. Reach out to Meredith at meredith@builtenvironmentplus.org to inquire.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us.

Give us a call at 617-752-2422 or email Meredith at meredith@builtenvironmentplus.org.


As a nonprofit, a high percentage of our annual budget is funded through event revenue. However, we understand that during these times not everyone can afford to pay, so we are experimenting with a new payment model where participants can pay what they can. If you’re able to, please contribute when registering. We believe this event is valued around $85, but you can pay however much you want either through the tiered tickets or by donating an amount of your choice.


Contact Marketing and Graphics Associate, Casey Williams, by email at casey@builtenvironmentplus.org.



How are we innovating to meet the Commonwealth’s #GHG #emissions reduction roadmap to 2050? Find out at this year’s #BTF20! Learn more @ https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf20

On May 20th, learn how our building technology is innovating #renewableenergy and #sustainabledesign at #BTF20. https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf20

Experts will come together to lay out their roadmaps for #renewables, #decarbonization, & #energyefficiency at #BTF20 May 20th. Learn more @ https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf20

Network with other professionals and listen to dozens of lightning talks tackling critical issues within #sustainable & #highperformance design at #BTF20 May 20th. Learn more @ https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf20


On May 20th, join us for Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050. This year, we’re inspired by the Commonwealth’s roadmap to 2050, which aims to reduce statewide emissions by 100%. Through 5-minute lightning talks, this session’s lineup of experts will speak about innovations that are changing the way we design commercial and residential buildings for sustainability and energy efficiency. Register at https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf20


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Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050
May 20th, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Web Conference


Built Environment Plus, formally known as USGBC MA, is a nonprofit that drives sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment through advocacy, educational programs, and professional development opportunities. Learn more at https://builtenvironmentplus.org.

2019 Presentations

Boston Properties Track

MassCEC – Ariel Horowitz
MassCEC Clean Building Initiatives

ClearVue – Dan Lonergan
Introducing ClearVue Solar

Daikin – Dan Smith

ReVision Energy – Malcolm Sonnett
The Future of Whole House Electrification

Touloukian Touloukian Inc. –Theodore Touloukian
Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit

CopperTree Analytics – Peter Serian
A Solution for Today’s
Energy Management Challenges

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger – Mark Webster and David Bliss
Embracing Embodied Carbon

USG – Sandy Mulkern
What’s Next in Building Tech? Targeting Carbon in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Green Engineer – Marie Nolan
Circling Back After Getting the Plaque


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