• NET POSITIVE

    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

Time

 

Activity

   
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
 
Reception
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
    
Activity
 
Presentation
 
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