buildee Speaking at Smart Cities Connect Virtual Conference on 10/29

October 27, 2020

buildee CEO and Co-Founder Oliver Davis will be moderating a panel at the Smart Cities Connect Virtual Conference & Expo on October 29th. The Conference begins on October 27th and will be presenting meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. 

Oliver will be moderating a panel that will be discussing the topic "Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use". Honey Berk, Managing Director of the CUNY Building Performance Lab, and Dave Low, Network Liaison for the 2030 Districts Network, will be adding their extensive domain knowledge and expertise to the panel. 

In addition, buildee will be pitching at the 7th annual Smart Cities Startup Challenge joining other leading startups as they pitch their solution to an on-site review panel of investment, city, and industry prospectors.

buildee will also be hosting a booth in the virtual expo hall. Come on by to learn more about buildee through videos, case studies, and fact sheets. You can also schedule a meeting with buildee staff to learn more about how buildee is being leveraged to strategically manage energy use and identify economically viable strategic energy retrofits. 

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Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. The Conference delivers premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, the Conference brings together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement and governance solutions.

Register for the Virtual Conference here. City Leaders and others working directly for a municipality can attend for free. 

On October 29th at 10am Eastern, buildee CEO Oliver Davis will be moderating the Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Limits panel in the Urban Infrastructure track. The panel will cover how Commercial building energy policy is a rapidly evolving component of the energy and emission reducing initiatives of major cities. Over 30 cities across the United States have enacted policies with the intention of bringing the commercial building sector into the 21st century, and part of the effort to curb energy demand. 

While some cities have simply adopted benchmarking policies, which require building owners to report their energy usage in comparison to their peers, other cities, like New York and D.C., have made their efforts more aggressive with emission limits and strict penalties for non-compliance. This panel will give a broad overview of all methods of energy and emission regulation currently in municipal legislation: benchmarking, auditing, and performance targets. The panel will then discuss
the data and results surrounding these policies, and in this way evaluate best practices for the future of efficiency in the built environment of cities. Accomplishing these goals will require actionable data and a public/private partnership involving city governments, utilities, service providers, policy advocates, and private building owners.


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