Matthew Porreca to Speak at Realcomm's Intelligent Buildings Conference 2017

Realcomm's IBcon takes place June 14 - 15, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The conference is the world's most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings.

Matthew Porreca will speak at the Sustainability Executive High Performance Smart Building Symposium in the session "NET ZERO Buildings – Bringing Hyper Efficiency to the Portfolio" taking place on June 13, 2017 from 4:10pm - 4:50pm. The panel  is moderated by Darryl Benson and includes Ruairi Barnwell, DLR Group; David Kaneda, Integral Group; and Matthew Porreca, BNIM.

Session Description: 
The conversation pertaining to net zero buildings have been around for 7-10 years. The components used to acquire net zero energy efficiency include great design, hyper-instrumented buildings, renewable energy sources and other innovative ideas. Over the last few years, we have begun to see more and more buildings achieve this high-level status. Each new case study brings greater accomplishment in the utilization of more technology and innovation. The question now is if can we take this to the next logical level and apply what we’ve achieved in one building to a larger portfolio or campus? This thorough segment will review the country’s most notable net zero buildings and delve into the idea of taking new benchmarks for high-performance buildings to the next level.


On June 15, 2017 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm, He will present "NET ZERO Buildings – Are They the New Benchmark for Energy Efficiency?" in a panel moderated by Yann Palmore, which includes Ruairi Barnwell, DLR Group; David Kaneda, Integral Group; and Matthew Porreca, BNIM.

Session Description: 
When you talk to people about the goal of energy efficiency in smart, connected, high-performance buildings, the range for savings is between 10 and 30 percent. These numbers are an extraordinary achievement, but for many organizations it is only the beginning. There are a number of projects across the United States and the world that now boast of reaching Net Zero. This means that the building produces as much energy as it consumes. Grid connectivity and new technologies are making this more achievable each day. This session will gather the industry’s brightest thought-leaders who will present best practices in the area of Net Zero Buildings and discuss both the challenges and successes in this ambitious goal.