Multifamily Sessions: What's Planned for the Summit

For 2018, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Better Buildings Summit is teaming up with Energy Exchange for a one-of-a-kind event in Cleveland, Ohio. The combined event will feature multifamily sessions covering a wide range of relevant topics geared specifically for the U.S. multifamily housing sector. 

Preview of selected speaker organizations:
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Housing Authority of City of San Buenaventura, CA
  • Houston Housing Authority
  • King County Housing Authority
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Trinity Management
Featured Multifamily Sessions

The 2018 Summit includes a two-part multifamily sector meet-up session on Wednesday morning and many cross-cutting sessions for the multifamily sector over the course of the conference. Attendees can expect a deep dive into the technical aspects of successful programs and real-world projects that have been implemented by their peers. For a detailed agenda, click here.

Tuesday, August 21

  • Energy 101: Lighting (Energy Exchange)
  • Data Analytics 101 (Energy Exchange)
  • Energy 101: HVAC (Energy Exchange)
  • Energy Modeling (Energy Exchange)
  • Emerging Water Technologies (Energy Exchange)
  • Energy 101: Controls Data (Energy Exchange)
  • Metering (Energy Exchange)

Wednesday, August 22

  • Multifamily Sector Meet-Up (Better Buildings) 
  • Resilience Roundtable (Energy Exchange)
  • Business Case: Rising Cost of Water (Energy Exchange)
  • 5 Years Later: Energy Savings, M&V, and O&M (Energy Exchange)
  • Evaluating Alternatives to Achieve Resilience (Energy Exchange)
  • Energy is Everyone's Job: Engaging the Facility Management Community (Energy Exchange)
  • Enterprise Analytics: What Do We Do with the Data Dump? (Energy Exchange)

Thursday, August 23

  • From the Bottom to the Top: Institutionalizing Efficiency in Multifamily Organizations (Better Buildings) 
  • Get a Running Start: Tools to Build Capacity for Measurable Progress (Better Buildings) 
  • Risky Business: New Tools for Addressing Disaster Risk in Multifamily Housing (Better Buildings) 
  • Building Futures: Providing Sustainable Career Pathways for Residents (Better Buildings) 
Multifamily Workshops

The International Reach of Better Buildings, Part 2: "Top Ten" Energy-Efficient Technologies for Buildings

DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a list of top-10 energy-efficient technologies for the building sector that represent good value for money, are innovative, reliable, and widely available. This list covers a broad range of technologies spanning both the residential and commercial sectors, including windows, envelope, sensors and controls, lighting, and HVAC. Manufacturers of these technologies will discuss the benefits to consumers, both domestically and internationally. Participants will also hear the consumer perspective on the benefits of including energy-efficient technologies in buildings around the world.

Workforce Matters: Training and Credentialing

Training incumbent staff and creating a pathway for the next generation of energy efficiency professionals is a foundational element in high performance building design, operations, and maintenance. Our partners with credentialing organizations – including the Building Operator Certification® (BOC) and LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) – will discuss workforce benefits, alignment with staffing policies and requirements, and success stories of technical career programs in the energy sector. Stakeholders will learn the benefits of credentialing and why it matters on the road to high performing smart buildings.

Showcase Project Building Tours

Attendees can participate in pre-conference building tours of Better Buildings Challenge partners and other local high-performing buildings on Tuesday afternoon. Be sure to sign up when you register.

View this year's Showcase Building Tours here.