Continuing Education Credits
Join the Cross-Learning Alliance for the Smart Building Summit. This day-long event will convene 22 expert building professionals to investigate how building automation can improve energy performance and tenant wellness. Attendees will leave the sessions with new insight into the design, implementation, and operation of building automation and control systems.
MORNING SESSIONS (3.5 CREDITS)
Steve Friedman | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Steven Friedman is the Director of Facilities Engineering Design + Construction at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has over 27 years of engineering and construction experience, and has been recognized for his leadership in design and operation of healthcare facilities. Friedman is also the first New York State engineer certified as a Healthcare Facility Design Professional.
SESSION 2: DESIGNING FOR EASE OF USE. The concept of a “smart building” has different, sometimes conflicting meanings to stakeholders. Owners and tenants might expect that building systems will be more responsive and user-friendly. However, energy performance requirements might mean that the system is actually less responsive to occupant input. In this session, building owners, users and operators will share their real world experiences to inform the design of future automated systems.
- Moderator: Annie Bevan | Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex Communications
- Angela Mu | Energy Manager, Weill Cornell Medicine
- Gabriel Peschiera | Director of Smart Buildings, Jaros, Baum & Bolles
- Dana Schneider | Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle
- Michael Schneider | Creative Technology Director, Gensler
SESSION 3: TRANSFORMING EXISTING BUILDINGS. This session will explore how to transform existing buildings into smart buildings through retrofits and improved technology. Building owners, operators and consultants will explore how to overcome common barriers and increase uptake of automated systems.
- Moderator: David Unger | Founder & Partner, Sentient Buildings LLC
- Michael Bobker | Director, Building Performance Lab, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems
- Samantha Pearce | Director of Energy Management Services, Bright Power
- Rich Steinmel | Senior Vice President, Lend Lease
AFTERNOON SESSIONS (3.5 CREDITS)
SESSION 4: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD. These fast-paced presentations will highlight real building automation solutions that participants can implement immediately. Presenters will explain why they implemented automation, what barriers they faced and how they achieved stakeholder buy-in.
- Robert Carbognin | Project Executive, RXR Realty
- Nick Dalton | Senior Commissioning Agent, CodeGreen Solutions
SESSION 5: WELLNESS. It can be challenging for architects, engineers and building owners to successfully implement wellness features when designing sustainable buildings. In this session panelists will explore how building automation can improve wellness features such as ventilation technology, IAQ monitoring and lighting.
- Moderator: Jessica Rose Cooper | Chief Commercial Officer, International WELL Building Institute
- Faith Baum | Principal, HLB Lighting Design
- Benjamin Rodney | Construction Manager, Hines
- Gordon Sharp | Chairman & Founder, Aircuity
SESSION 6: IMPROVING PERFORMANCE WHILE REDUCING RISKS. Building automation can integrate across more building systems than ever before. This session will explore the potential for data sharing between building systems and the implementation tactics that reduce security risks.
- Moderator: Talya Santillan | Principal, Kohler Ronan
- Jeffrey Davis | Senior Vice President, Stawski Partners
- Brian Ensign | Vice President, Demand Creation and International, Superior Essex Communications
- Alexander Jahn | Project Manager, NYSERDA
*As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members.