Smart Cities: Building Tech Forum 2017, USGBC MA, February 16, 5:30-8:30 pm, Boston

  • 16 Feb 2017
Smart Cities: Building Tech Forum 2017, USGBC MA, February 16, 5:30-8:30 pm, Boston
Event Description

Smart Cities: Building Tech Forum 2017 - USGBC MA

Thursday, February 16
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE
5 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210

Join USGBC MA to explore the next frontier for sustainability in the urban realm: the potential of smart cities.

Connect at the 2017 Building Tech Forum to see into the future where buildings are smart and connect into networks that result in new ways of management, interaction and impact. How will this growing trend benefit our agenda for sustainability?

Cities are where our society is most vibrant. Urban activity continues to grow in complexity.
How is technology enabling improved coordination in the built environment?
How can we, as professionals working on building projects, prepare for the smart cities of the future?
Massachusetts is a leader in clean tech and the improvement of building performance. Our community of practitioners is generating massive improvements in buildings and structures in regards to sustainability. How can our community be best positioned to support future-proof building design? How can we ensure projets are ready for the "smart city" on the horizon?
Join us for an exciting evening at Fraunhofer in Boston's Innovation District.

-Facilitated Networking ["Speed Braindating"]
-Panels (to be announced)
-Green Building Innovation Lab highlights
-Smart City Showcase

You won't want to miss this mixer of the best in tech and the best in building!

How does the growth of cities converge with resilience, limited/dated grid infrastructure and emissions? As we pursue net-zero energy or push on to net positive outcomes, how do our singular building designs connect with integration across urban areas of the future? What challenges, emerging technology or opportunities do we see coming up, caused by this transition?
In the future, cities will account for nearly 90% of global population growth, 80% of wealth creation, and 60% of total energy consumption. Developing better strategies for the renovation of massive numbers of buildings, is therefore, a global imperative and in Boston a local topic. We will be convening the leaders in our community who are laying the framework for the future of our urban metastructure.

Join us as we pursue a better understanding of how high performance buildings, distributed energy, and storage connect in the aggregate. The event is intended to inform the designers of buildings on strategies for city-scale interventions that are enabled by emerging technologies. Leveraging advances in data analysis, sensor technologies, and urban experiments, building science will provide new insights into creating a data-driven approach to urban design and planning.

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