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October 18, 2021

2021 DC Sustainability Summit

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2021 DC Sustainability Summit

October
18
$20 – $40

DC Sustainability Summit

From the comfort of your home or office, learn from sustainable design and construction experts and see game-changing innovations at the 7th Annual DC Sustainability Summit (DCSS). Passionate industry leaders will present the latest green building concepts and discuss the intersection of safety and sustainability in a pandemic driven world.

Daily DCSS seminars, discussions, and speakers will help you learn how to incorporate solutions for sustainability into your work and find creative methods to reduce carbon emissions. You can ask questions about cutting-edge green building technologies and products—and see them in action—at our Virtual Innovative Green Product Expo.

Please join us for this inspiring virtual week with like-minded professionals to find creative solutions to the world’s environmental realities. One registration provides access to all sessions.

General Registration – $40
Student/Faculty Registration – $20
For student/faculty discount code, please email us from your valid school email at summit@dcsustainability.org

All events are eligible for continuing education credits.

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We will contribute 1% of registration fees to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

SCHEDULE

Monday, October 18, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

NZE CODES – RISKS & CHALLENGES OR OPPORTUNITIES & SOLUTIONS?

Early adopters will share insights and tips from their Net Zero Energy playbooks from the owner’s, architect’s, engineer’s, and contractor’s perspective. The panel will discuss how market demands are driving change, how NZE and building performance regulations are changing the design process, and how NZE building construction differs from traditional approaches. This panel will share their experience with NZE buildings, how this transition creates new opportunities, and what they see as the biggest challenges to getting to carbon neutrality.

Session Speakers

Scott Emery, Moderator | Baumann Consulting

Jason Fierko | Ewing Cole

Greg Farley | George Mason University

Jon Penndorf | Perkins & Will

Mike Ricketts | Gilbane Building Company

Oliver Baumann | Baumann Consulting

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

RENOVATION STRATEGIES AND DC CLEAN ENERGY ACT COMPLIANCE

The “DC Clean Energy Act” recently passed into law in Washington, DC, is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the city. This act requires a continual reduction in the energy consumption of new, existing, and historic buildings. This presentation will introduce you to the Clean Energy Act, requirements for existing buildings, tools for selecting compliant materials, and strategies to achieve compliance (and avoid the significant penalties for non-compliance!)

Session Speakers

Todd Steffens | Loring Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Paul Shahriari | Ecomedes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

NEXTGEN: FRESH IDEAS FROM CUA’S NET ZERO DESIGN STUDIO

In The Catholic University of America’s Net Zero Design Studio course, students partnered with Arlington Public Schools (APS) to propose Net Zero reuse modernizations to several existing schools in the school system. The framework of the presentation will highlight the remarkable student work including one of the 2021 AIA / ACSA COTE Top Ten for Students Award-winning entries.

Session Speakers

Robin Puttock | The Catholic University of America

Thursday, October 21, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MULTIFAMILY HOUSING 2.0: DISRUPTIVE IDEAS & SMART TECH

Industry influencer, published author, and former head of US DOEE’s Building Technology Office discusses how the development community can realize substantial cost savings and add value to multifamily housing by embracing user experience and innovative technologies.

Session Speakers

Sam Rashkin | Housing 2.0

Friday, October 22, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES & TECHNOLOGY

As businesses and residents increasingly take stock of their environmental footprint, one of the first things they will evaluate is their physical surroundings and how to optimize them. Camber Creek, the leading real estate-technology focused venture capital firm, sits at an important juncture between entrepreneurs developing solutions and some of the largest real estate owners, operators, and investors. This session will describe how the firm identifies green technologies that can work at scale; the process of helping new solutions gain traction; and the leading ESG measurement tool in the sector as well as an energy purchasing platform that is incentivizing companies to improve energy costs and efficiency.

Session Speakers

Lionel Foster | Camber Creek

Event Details

Date & Time

October 18 - October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$20 – $40
https://summit.dcsdesign.com/2021-dcss-registration-page/

Organizer

DCS Design