Energy + Water Conference 

    January 22-23, 2015
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Net Positive Energy + Water Conference Program

The International Living Future Institute™ hosted the Net Positive Energy + Water Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, February 4-5th.  The conference brought together leading experts from around the world to develop net zero energy and water concepts through the restorative framework of the Living Building Challenge™, the world's most rigorous green building standard. The conference program included a reception and opening plenary, several keynote speakers and education sessions organized into three tracks: Net Zero Energy Design, Net Zero Water Design and Frontiers of Net Zero Energy.   

Conference Program
Tuesday, February 4th




1:00 - 5:00 pm
5:30 - 6:45 pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Opening Plenary with Denis Hayes, Developer of Bullitt Center, Seattle, WA - Lessons from the Bullitt Center: Designing Outside the Box
Wednesday, February 5th
Time / Track
8:15 - 9:30 am
Keynote: Jason F. McLennan, Founder and CEO, International Living Future Institute
All Attendees
9:45 - 11:30 am
Morning Breakout Session
Net Zero Energy Design
Lessons Learned from Net Zero Energy Certified Projects
Presentation to be posted
Frontiers of Net Zero Energy
Net Zero Energy Costs and Financing: Models that work 
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Net Zero Water
Water justice in an era of scarcity: the new reality
11:45 am -1:15 pm
Plenary + Lunch with Maude Barlow, Social Justice Advocate and Author - Water as the first indicator of Climate Change
All Attendees
1:30 - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Session A
The Equity and Justice of Net Zero Energy
Emerging Technologies in Net Zero Energy Buildings
  • Brad Liljequist, Technical Director, Living Building Challenge, Session Chair
  • Lynn Mueller, International Sewage Heat Recovery - Sewage heat recovery and phase change thermal storage  
  • Jonathan Rowe, Autodesk - Tally Life Cycle Assessent Tool 
  • Claire Tompkins, SolarCity - Mainstreaming energy storage
  • Peter Turnbull, Pacific Gas & Electric
Imperative Five:  Zero Net Water – Requirements, Case Studies, Research
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Session B
Biophilia and Net Zero Energy: The human-nature connection of living within our means
Fresh Ideas for Reducing Plug Loads in Buildings
Imperative Six:  Ecological Water Flow and Onsite Sewage Treatment – Requirements, Case Studies, Research
5:30 - 6:45 pm  

Closing Reception