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Event Series Event Series: Carbon and Energy Roundtable

Carbon and Energy Roundtable

March 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the BE+ Carbon and Energy Roundtable, a venue for architects, designers, construction managers, and sustainability professionals to discuss issues related to carbon and energy in buildings.

Reach out to communications@builtenvironmentplus.org with any inquiries, questions, or concerns.

Group Leadership:
  • Co-Chair: Joelle Jahn
  • Co-Chair: Stephen Moore
  • Board Liason: Julie Janiski
  • Board Liason: Rebecca Hatchadorian

2022 Topics & Speakers

March - ASHRAE 209

Featured Leaders:

Chris Schaffner, Founder and President of The Green Engineer, Inc.

Julie Janiski, Partner at Buro Happold, BE+ Board Member

Samira Ahmadi, Founding Principal of enviENERGY Studio

Ben Brannon, Building Performance Engineer at Arup

February - BERDO + BEUDO

Featured Leaders:

Hannah Payne, Carbon Neutrality Program Manager at City of Boston

Seth Federspiel, Climate Program Manager at City of Cambridge

January - Electrifying Labs & Life Sciences

Featured Leaders:

Ari Greenberg, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Associate, HVAC/Sustainable Design at BR+A

Andrew Wang, AIA, LEED AP – Senior Project Manager, Design at Related Beal

Matthew Fickett, AIA, CPHC, LEED – Director or Science and Technology at SGA

2021 Topics & Speakers

December - Schools

Featured Leaders:

Kimberly Cullinane – Supervisor, New Construction, Energy Efficiency at Eversource

Julia Nugent AIA, LEED BD+C – Principal at HMFH Architects

Martine Dion FAIA, LEED AP BD+C – Principal, Director of Sustainable Design at SMMA

November - Boston’s Zero Net Carbon Building Zoning
October - Current Events and Roundtable Planning

This month’s roundtable will start with a brief current events update on what has been happening locally and then we will open up the space for others to share or comment.

The majority of the roundtable will be spent actively engaging the group to understand what the future of this roundtable should look like. This space is for the community to have dedicated time to connect and work together on Carbon & Energy related issues and opportunities in the built environment.

BE+ members and IBPSA Boston members can sign up for the session for free.  People new to BE+’s roundtables without membership can also attend for free.

August - Let's Prep for DOER Input

Interested in sharing your thoughts on the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code? The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has just a year left to develop and promulgate the next MA stretch energy code.  They are required to hold at least five public hearings throughout the state during the process yet have not released a schedule as of now.  While we wait for the hearings to begin we want to proactively gather the Building Community to discuss priorities and recommendations.

This will be the first of monthly roundtables on Carbon and Energy. This month’s session will take place this Thursday, August 19, from 9-10am, and will focus on gathering input from Massachusetts building industry practitioners on the direction of the state’s Stretch Energy Code. We want to hear both your fears and hopes for the code.

BE+ invited IBPSA members, a community of energy modeling professionals in the Boston area, to attend and form a dedicated “breakout room” focused on the role of energy modeling in the Stretch Energy Code. Now is your chance to share testimonies on energy modeling requirements in the current code, and provide input on potential new directions for the code in the future.

Depending on attendance, we’ll have additional breakouts to gather thoughts on efficiency, electrification, renewables, and other.

The result of the breakout room discussions will be a letter drafted to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) on behalf of Built Environment Plus and IBPSA Boston, summarizing the discussion.

BE+ members and IBPSA Boston members can sign up for Thursday’s session for free.  People new to BE+’s roundtables without membership can also attend for free.

*Roundtables are FREE for Built Environment Plus Members.

**New to the Roundtables? Join as a Newcomer, and come visit up to 3 times for FREE. After that, consider becoming a BE+ Member, or purchase general admission to return as you like.


March 17, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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