Water 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 include a water track with sessions showcasing energy efficiency solutions in public water infrastructure and water-saving innovations relevant to all sectors. Sessions will feature significant technology solutions, technical advice, and actionable content. 

Preview of selected speaker organizations:
  • Avon Lake Regional Water
  • Des Moines Water Works
  • NEW Water
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Featured Water Sessions

From the water sessions, attendees can expect a deep dive into a range of topics, including how to make the business case for wastewater facility upgrades, maximizing water-savings opportunities, and strategies for water reuse.

View the full detailed agenda here.

Thursday, August 23

  • Making a Splash: Targeting Water Saving Measures for Maximum Impact (Better Buildings)
  • Sustainable Water/Wastewater Infrastructure: "Selling" Your Facility Upgrades (Better Buildings)
  • Swimming in the Fast Lane: Next-level Strategies for Improving Water Efficiency (Better Buildings)
  • Water Reuse: Successful Outcomes and Innovative Strategies (Better 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.