USGBC is proud to announce this years Smart Buildings Summit taking place October 26th and 27th. Learn more about this exciting event below, you can also register at the link provided or click here to view the USGBC website.

From Oct. 26 to 27, USGBC will host its 2023 Smart Building Summit, bringing together diverse players for conversations around optimization, interoperability and market transformation. Join us with other industry leaders for our second annual event to explore opportunities to advance how smart buildings can support climate, healthequity and resilience.

Today, we’re pleased to share some program updates and announce that early bird registration is live.

Smart Building Summit program preview

We invite you to preview the summit program.

In addition to the sessions below, the summit will present four keynote sessions and host four engaged breakout conversations with attendees. Stay tuned for additional keynote and speaker announcements in the coming weeks.

In all, the summit will provide a possible total of 8 Green Business Certification Inc. and American Institute of Architects continuing education hours to accredited professionals.

Creating Value with Smart Buildings

Oct. 26, morning education session:

Explore the key drivers for smart buildings in terms of value for the key stakeholders and how they influence the decision-making processes in technology deployment and procurement. Guided by different perspectives from developers and owners, as well as real estate financing and policy and research professionals, we hope to explore the similarities and differences in how we define the values of smart buildings.

Navigating Smart Building Certifications for Sustainable Futures

Oct. 26, afternoon education session:

Unveil the potential of sustainable and intelligent spaces by participating in our exclusive smart building certifications session. Guided by industry experts at the forefront of innovation, this session will delve into the importance of certifications such as SmartScore, SPIRE and BEST. Explore their potential impacts and gain cutting-edge insights that will empower you to navigate this swiftly evolving landscape, enabling the creation of connected, efficient, eco-friendly and occupant-centric structures. Whether you’re an architect, developer, facility manager or simply intrigued by the future of smarter buildings, seize this opportunity to engage in a dynamic conversation that shapes the sustainable cities of tomorrow.

In this session, Ryan Piaskowski, business development leader at SPIRE Smart Building Program; John Meko, global director of operations for WiredScore; and Tyler Kirshner, director of building recognition programs and association services at BOMA, will be joined by Kat Wagenschutz, director of technical solutions at USGBC, as moderator.

The Keys to Smart Building Control Architecture

Oct. 27, morning education session:

The smart building architecture session will explore the framework for universally applicable smart building control platform architecture, including both technology applications and development methodologies. Speakers will discuss overall approach to IT-OT interoperability, data capture, normalization and semantic tagging (such as BrickSchema and Project Haystack). In addition, speakers will reflect on some of the key topics in the smart building market today, including cybersecurity, native-cloud applications and machine intelligence.

This session will feature Cody Hampshire, head of smart and building automation at Siemens; Natalie Patton, vice president of customer success at Buildings IOT; Amir Roth, technology manager for building energy modeling at the U.S. Department of Energy; and Aaron Brondum, vice president of customer success at Prescriptive Data.

Building Resilience Powered by Microgrids

Oct. 27, afternoon education session:

This session will move beyond the basics of microgrids and present the state of the art and current best practices for smart, grid-responsive buildings. Beyond the basics of generation and storage, resilience can include energy procurement, off-site options and islanding during climate-driven events such as wildfires and extreme heat waves. The result is clean, efficient buildings that make positive contributions to the grid while also protecting their occupants. This session will provide insights about technology, deployment strategy and finance.

Each of the main education sessions will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to participate in an interactive breakout conversation hosted by industry leaders.

Register for the USGBC Smart Building Summit

We invite you to engage with industry experts leading the optimization of integrated, high-performance buildings. Early bird registration is available through Sept. 30. As always, USGBC members are offered discounted access to the summit. We are also proud to offer an accessible ticket package to students and emerging professionals to support their ongoing professional development. We hope you will able to join us.

Registration costs are as follows:

  • USGBC member early bird through Sept. 30: $40
  • USGBC member after Sept. 30: $75
  • Nonmember early bird through Sept. 30: $80
  • Nonmember after Sept. 30: $125
  • Student/emerging professional: $25

Register for the USGBC Smart Building Summit.

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