Opportunities for Multifamily Partners at the 2022 Better Buildings Summit
Join us on May 17 - 19, 2022 at the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit for valuable sessions and peer exchange opportunities with multifamily building experts and stakeholders. This year’s Summit will include a primer on Passive House development and highlight strategies and solutions to common challenges in multifamily electrification initiatives. Partners will also have a chance to network and share best practices at the Multifamily Sector Meet-Up and an informal dinner together on May 17, 2022.
The Summit will take place at the DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia (just outside of Washington, D.C.). Choose the sessions that interest you during registration; in addition to a wide range of topics, there are several panels covering new challenges and best practices in multifamily housing:
- Multifamily Meet-Up
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 AM EDT
Connect with your multifamily housing peers at the Multifamily Meet-Up! Explore the new frontier of electrification to reduce carbon emissions, and engage in discussion on the multifamily affordable housing policies and programs needed to decarbonize. Attendees will also hear from HUD’s leadership on implementing its Climate Action Plan across HUD's portfolio of housing.
Speakers: Bomee Jung, Cadence OneFive; Ravi Malhotra, ICAST; Ilene Mason, Rethinking Power Management
- Cutting-Edge Retrofit Solutions in Multifamily Housing
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Learn about cutting-edge retrofit projects that leverage off-site construction to achieve net-zero energy retrofits in multifamily housing. Hear about demonstration projects that use an EnergieSprong-like approach, installing prefabricated facade panels on the building exterior and all-electric mechanical systems that integrate heating, cooling water heating, heat-recovery ventilation, and dehumidification.
Speakers: Christina McPike, WinnCompanies; Ryan Cassidy, RiseBoro Community Partnership; Martha Campbell, RMI
- Electrification in Existing Multifamily Buildings: Challenges and Solutions
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
Multifamily housing owners face numerous technical challenges to electrifying space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) systems in existing buildings. Hear from experts and multifamily partners who have tackled everything from heat pump size and space constraints to electrical panel upgrades in existing buildings, as well as code and permitting challenges with municipalities and utilities.
Speakers: Jordan Bonomo, New York City Housing Authority; Andy Brooks, Association for Energy Affordability; Ravi Malhotra, ICAST
- Multifamily Passive House 101: Key Pitfalls and Smart Strategies
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
In this session, learn how to avoid pitfalls when working with teams new to Passive House development in affordable housing. Attendees will hear lessons learned from design, construction, and testing and get insight on how to balance cost and performance for tight budgets.
Speakers: Tim McDonald, Onion Flats Architecture; Julie Klump, Preservation of Affordable Housing; Sanyog Rathod, Sol Design Consulting
Calling all Better Climate Challenge and Low Carbon Pilot partners! Join us for in-depth workshops focused on decarbonization strategies on the first day of the Summit, Tuesday, May 17, 2022:
- Better Climate Challenge Partner Roundtable: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
- Low Carbon Pilot Workshop: 3:30 – 5:30 PM EDT
Register for the Summit.