We believe in the value of relationships and are intentional about creating opportunities for face-to-face interaction. Read on to learn about the different events we’ve hosted for our clients, partners, and friends.
On May 26 and 27, leading builders, sponsors and invited experts gathered to discuss the mechanics of home performance at the second annual Tech Summit at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh. During the Tech Summit, we explored the mechanics of home performance and strategies to deliver Homes That Give Back today and in the future.
The agenda ocused on three key topic areas: Homes That Give BackSM (energy, water, IAQ, comfort and overall performance), Housing for Density (land availability, mixed use design, community level performance) and the Connected Home.
Session topics included:
Homes That Give BackSM
Home Performance Ratings: Completing the Picture Beyond Energy Efficiency
Aging in Place: Not Just for Boomers
Zero Energy: Opportunities & Challenges with Solar
Connectivity: Maximizing Home & Community Performance
The Connected Infrastructure: Security, Scalability & Reliability
Attendees had the opportunity to tour two of Pittsburgh’s most ground-breaking buildings:
The Energy Innovation Center: A LEED® Platinum retrofit of Pittsburgh‘s former Connelly Trade School designed to foster energy focused research, innovation and workforce training
Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes: One of only seven buildings in the world to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification through the Living Buildings Challenge™, plus Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification, LEED® Platinum, and WELL Platinum Pilot Certification for human wellness in the built environment.