8:45 am - 10:00 am

Opening Plenary – The Market Opportunity for Smart Buildings

The opening plenary session features Darlene Pope, President of Planon, North America, who is a globally recognized subject matter expert and visionary in the smart building industry with more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building consulting.

Darlene Pope Darlene Pope Planon, North America
Kerry Meade Kerry Meade Smart Buildings Center
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Vendor Breakout Rooms (virtual)

Conference sponsors will be available for informal discussion in separate breakout rooms. You can ask questions, get information, and introduce yourself to key team members.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs)

This session will feature two “case study” presentations on GEBs. Additional SMEs will join in a moderated discussion of GEB potential.

Mark Frankel Mark Frankel Ecotope
Emma Johnson Emma Johnson Seattle City Light
Scott Schuester Scott Schuester SlipStream
Hendrik Van Hemert Hendrik Van Hemert Edo
Tanya Barham Tanya Barham Community Energy Labs
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Building System Interoperability

Disparate building system technologies, lack of consistent nomenclature, and organizational dissonance between OT & IT all create impediments to using/optimizing smart technology. Two case studies will explore how these challenges are being met followed by a wider SME panel in moderated discussion.

Josh Felperin Josh Felperin alpscontrols.com
Marc Petock Marc Petock Lynxspring, Inc.
John Petze John Petze SkyFoundry
James Dice James Dice Nexus Labs
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Demystifying Digital Twin Technology

Digital twin technology may be most commonly thought of in its building visualization form. Moreover, the impression is often that it is exclusive to new, high-end development projects. This session will peel back the basics of digital twin and how it can be utilized to optimize building performance and operations in both new and existing buildings.

Chan Onechanh Chan Onechanh SoFi Stadium
David Gallagher David Gallagher Oxford Properties
Robby Martin Robby Martin Willow
Jeremy Richmond Jeremy Richmond DB Engineering
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Making Existing Buildings Smarter

Smart technology is not limited to new construction. Existing buildings can deploy (or better utilize) smart tech/practices that optimize operations, improve indoor air quality, reduce carbon, and improve resiliency. Two to three case studies will be presented followed by additional SME panel participants in moderated discussion.

Melissa Sokolowsky Melissa Sokolowsky Smart Buildings Center
Michael Grenier Michael Grenier Extensible Energy
Craig Engelbrecht Craig Engelbrecht LONG Building Technologies
Joe Malaspino Joe Malaspino Facilities Partners
Reed Powell Reed Powell MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Plenary session – Senior Executives Discuss the Future of Energy Services and the Built Environment

Both the utility and real estate industries are undergoing change from market and regulatory forces. This moderated panel will discuss those changes and how senior executives view the new relationships between energy providers and the built environment.

Wayne O’Connor Wayne O’Connor Creative Energy
David Woodson David Woodson University of Washington
Greg Smith Greg Smith Urban Visions
Andy Wappler Andy Wappler Puget Sound Energy
Debra Smith Debra Smith Seattle City Light
Ash Awad Ash Awad McKinstry
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Vendor Breakout Rooms (virtual)

Conference sponsors will be available for informal discussion in separate breakout rooms. You can ask questions, get information, and introduce yourself to key team members.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Role of Smart Buildings in Reducing Carbon Emissions

This session will feature two case studies of C/I buildings that deploy smart tech/practices resulting in demonstrated carbon emission reductions. Additional SMEs will join in a moderated discussion of carbon reduction and the role smart technology can play.

Jack Rusk Jack Rusk EHDD
Alissa Feucht Alissa Feucht Glumac
Tom Marseille Tom Marseille Sazan Group
Salone Habibuddin Salone Habibuddin Urban Visions
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Buildings are Getting Smarter – Workforce Development Opportunities

The scale of smart technology adoption hinges in part on a sufficiently capable workforce. This session will highlight initiatives addressing the need for skilled facilities professionals and building operators to run complex, smart, connected, high performing buildings. Panelists will discuss opportunities to improve workforce diversity through initiatives that address barriers to entry and strengthen pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and training programs to help connect participants to high-quality building operations and maintenance careers.

Robert Marcial Robert Marcial Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Laure-Jeanne Davignon Laure-Jeanne Davignon Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Maric Munn Maric Munn San Timoteo Energy Associates
Melanie Danuser Melanie Danuser Smart Buildings Center
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Return to Work – Achieving and Maintaining Indoor Environmental Quality

As employees return to work, there are increased expectations concerning a healthy indoor environment. Two case studies will explore how smart, data-driven approaches to IEQ are providing for demonstrated and persistent improvement in IEQ. The session will explore how rating systems can contribute, and a wider group of SMEs will join in a moderated discussion.

Christopher Meek Christopher Meek Integrated Design Lab
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg University of Oregon
Rebecca Sheppard Rebecca Sheppard Smart Buildings Center
Stephanie Taylor Stephanie Taylor Building4Health, Inc (B4H)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Data Analytics – Making Smart Actionable

Building data becomes actionable when good analytics are applied and made useful to facility managers/operators. This session will have two case study presentations which demonstrate this followed by a larger SME moderated panel.

Trevor Sodoroff Trevor Sodoroff DB Engineering
Gabriel Sandoval Gabriel Sandoval University of California San Francisco
Saeid Ansari Saeid Ansari EllisDon
Troy Harvey Troy Harvey PassiveLogic
Pete Segall Pete Segall ATS Automation
10:00 am - 1:00 pm In-person event in Seattle, WA (live streamed for remote viewing)

Building Performance Reporting – How Smart Technology Can Help

Market and regulatory drivers are making energy performance reporting and ESG reporting real for building owners and publicly traded companies. This session will show how smart technologies can facilitate reporting and make it more quantitively robust. Additional programming will be available after this session in many areas. More details are forthcoming.

Ross MacWhinney Ross MacWhinney NYC Mayor's Office of Climate & Environmental Justice
Ted Stadtmueller Ted Stadtmueller Longevity Partners
Sandra Mallory Sandra Mallory Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.
Emily Salzberg Emily Salzberg Washington State Department of Commerce
Brett Bridgeland Brett Bridgeland RMI
Akshay Johar Akshay Johar Microsoft

All Smart Buildings Exchange 2022 session recordings are available on the Smart Buildings Center YouTube channel.