Thursday, November 7 • 3:00pm–4:00pm • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • Palomino H
T30 – Advancements and New Applications in Building Integrated Energy Systems
[Optimizing Building Performance & Enhancing Net Asset Value; Green / Energy Efficiency & Environment; New Products, Innovations, Technologies & Materials; Property, Asset & Facility Management]
[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 AAA Structured LH ]
While there are major advancements in building and construction, the energy industry is also experiencing deep transformation characterised by three trends: Decentralisation, electrification and digitalisation. This transformation is creating a demand for energy systems that are integrated into buildings and communities. In addition to this, the way we buy and sell energy is changing, with power transactions beginning to accommodate active participation of end-users as responsive prosumers.
During this time of technological disruption, there are substantial opportunities for innovation in building integrated energy systems. This session explores modern strategies for reducing energy consumption in buildings and the integration of energy generation and energy management systems into the building envelopes.
The session will comprise of short 10-minute presentations by each speaker, followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.
Presenters will cover:
Opportunities in Building Optimisation
Jim Gilliland, Director, Engineering Services, Williams Engineering Canada
Engineering input is critical in all stages of any building development. It starts with a plan that makes sense for a community and considers the decades of use and re-use that is envisioned. Communication is everything as the sustainability process involves a large team of collaborators, from government to designers and through to asset managers. This presentation will review technologies and solutions for optimising building performance while reducing operating costs and enhancing building utility and comfort.
High Performance Buildings in Digital Cities
Pratap Revuru, Senior Manager, IOT Solutions and Partnerships, Schneider Electric
In buildings, the business value of digital transformation lies in lower energy use, greater occupant comfort and simplified operation. In terms of energy, buildings account for 36 percent of all global energy use and 39 percent of carbon emissions. Building designs are moving towards a Net Zero Energy to Zero Carbon mode of operation. The rising demands on clean electricity grids has allowed for green generation along with Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMS). This presentation will explore strategies and technology advancements that optimise the integration of energy generation in buildings and share examples of buildings that generate more energy than they consume.
Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in Future Buildings
John Rilett, Director, Energy Solutions, ENMAX Energy Corporation
Less than 40 years ago, the move from landline telephones to cellular smart phones drove down costs, expanded choice and capabilities, and increased reliability. Similar innovation is now transforming electricity generation and distribution. Smart grids are being developed all over the world incorporating natural gas, micro-wind, solar, geothermal and energy storage into buildings and communities. This presentation will explore the challenges associated with integrating energy generation technologies into buildings and communities and the benefits that will come with greater choice and enhanced customer experience.
New Data Platforms for Building and Construction
Mike Kennedy, CEO, Green Metrics Technologies
Commercial buildings smaller than 200,000 square feet represent 96% of Canada building stock and roughly 10-12 % of GHG emissions. This presentation will explore some of the new data platforms that are improving access to this segment of the building stock providing more powerful data insights as well as access to labour and capital to drive energy efficiency retrofits in buildings.