It’s not too late to register to join us for today’s ‘Why Smart Buildings?’ Virtual Executive Forum: Navigating the New World, How the COVID-19 Crisis Has Strengthened the Case for Smart Buildings Practices and Technologies. In this 60-minute webinar, we will hear from Cara Carmichael of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Art Smith of DB Engineering and Matt Golden of Recurve as they explore the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on commercial buildings.
If you haven’t already, be sure to register to join us for our ‘Why Smart Buildings?’ Virtual Executive Forum: Navigating the New World, How the COVID-19 Crisis Has Strengthened the Case for Smart Buildings Practices and Technologies. In this 60-minute webinar, we will hear from Cara Carmichael of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Art Smith of DB Engineering and Matt Golden of Recurve as they explore the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on commercial buildings.
11:00am to 12:00pm PST
Discover how we can further solutions to the climate crisis during this challenging time of the COVID pandemic. We hope you can join us online for this program featuring leaders Dr. Lucas Joppa, the Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft and the architect of Microsoft’s global climate commitment, Washington State Representative and Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, and Climate Solutions Executive Director Gregg Small as well as some other special guests – Senator Mona Das, Representative Debra Lekanoff, Ken Workman, Ash Awad, and Stephanie Noren.
We have an urgent opportunity for this place we love. Now more than ever as we experience climate impacts, it is clear we need to accelerate the transition to 100% clean and efficient energy in the region and beyond. We need solutions like 100% clean electricity for our grid, cleaner fuels and electrification to power our transportation, and clean and energy savvy buildings where we work and live. With your help, we can accelerate the transition to a clean energy future.
Navigating the New World, How the COVID-19 Crisis Has Strengthened the Case for Smart Buildings Practices and Technologies
First off, we really hope you are safe, healthy and sane. We know this crisis is taking a financial and personal toll on each of us and we here at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and Smart Buildings Center extend our thoughts to all our members and stakeholders as we each individually cope with the trauma and loss around us. If there’s anything NEEC can do to help you or your business navigate the current situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. As part of our effort to support our members and stakeholders, we are hosting a virtual executive forum that will focus on utilizing smart buildings technologies to prepare for new expectations of buildings and their operations as we re-enter society.
We are sure many of us are beginning to craft the narrative of our own journey over the last several weeks in an attempt to make sense of the chaos and forge a path forward. After the initial shock of the pandemic wore off, we at the Smart Buildings Center, started thinking, discussing and speculating about the impacts of the pandemic on buildings and the smart buildings industry as a whole. In discussions, we talked about how the critical operations of buildings can go on remotely for those who have already installed remote management capabilities, and how these technologies can help businesses manage the risks associated with vacated buildings and unknown equipment failures and the impacts of such events. We heard from some of you about your concerns regarding energy efficiency programs and especially programs that still rely on deemed savings rather than meter based savings, as the dramatic and unforeseen shift in residential and commercial building occupation will profoundly impact energy savings realization rates. We talked about when it will be safe to again occupy buildings and how building owners and operators can leverage technology to help communicate their commitment to healthy workspaces in the post-COVID-19 universe. The discussion is prescient and worth sharing with you.
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted each of us and the world at large in ways that can’t be undone, but it has also strengthened the case for smart buildings technologies and practices to help mitigate unforeseen crisis, better manage building operations, and meet the needs of tenants, occupants and other stakeholders in the built environment. Buildings and building technologies will play a critical role in driving society toward a new normal as we emerge from our homes and return to public life inside of buildings.
As such, the Smart Buildings Center is excited to invite you to a Why Smart Buildings Virtual Executive Forum: Navigating the New World, How the COVID-19 Crisis Has Strengthened the Case for Smart Buildings Practices and Technologies. In this 60-minute webinar, we will hear from Cara Carmichael of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Art Smith of DB Engineering and Matt Golden of Recurve as they explore the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on commercial buildings.
May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
With individual sensors embedded in every LED fixture, luminaire level lighting controls (LLLC) represent the most intuitive, flexible lighting controls systems on the market. LLLC technology delivers significant business benefits, the highest lighting quality for occupants, and energy savings up to 75 percent.
There’s a lot of buzz about this technology, and myths about installation, operations and maintenance of LLLC too. Here’s a chance to get your questions answered directly from lighting experts and “MythBusters” Chris Meek and Chris Wolgamott. Join us on Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PST for a virtual MythBusters-inspired event. Bring your pressing questions on lighting controls or submit them before the event and let these experts light the way.
Our expert LLLC MythBusters, Chris Wolgamott and Chris Meek, collectively have more than 40 years of experience in the lighting industry. Chris Meek, AIA, IES, is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect. He is Director of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) at the University’s College of Built Environments and the Center for Integrated Design (CID). Chris Wolgamott is a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Demand-Side Management Professional who frequently presents on the future of lighting controls across the country, and serves on the Next Generation Lighting Systems’ Connected Lighting Advisory Group.
The LLLC MythBusters virtual event on Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PST is free. To attend this webinar, you must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
Have questions you want to ask? Feel free to submit them ahead of time in the questions/comments box when you register. Or, send them to email@example.com.