August 27

Tuesday

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Registration & Exhibit Area Set-up
  1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Concurrent Topical Workshops
  • NEEP: R&D Connector: Buildings as Grid Assets
  • EPRI: Great with Data to Decarbonize and Innovative Technologies
                                                                                                     
  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Opening Reception at the Exhibits
 

August 28

Wednesday

  7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration/Check-In
Breakfast at the Exhibits
Student Mentoring Program Kick-off
  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Our Intergenerational Calling: Why and How We Must Dramatically Reduce Northeast State GHG Emissions by 2030

Why are building and transportation GHG emissions now the most urgent economic, environmental and social justice problem for the Northeast to solve? What’s possible now and what is still needed?

  • Opening and welcome from EPRI, NEEP and NESCAUM
  • Keynote
  • Public Policy Leadership Panel
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Break at Exhibits
Decarbonization Roundtables - Round 1

Topics open to event participants to propose and facilitate
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Breakout Session #1:
Our Biggest Decarbonization Challenges

Buildings

Decarbonizing Large Affordable Multifamily Housing

Recent solicitations for affordable housing in the northeast are making passive house design for new affordable multifamily buildings cost-effective. The next big challenge is to improve existing, large, affordable multifamily housing with deep efficiency and electrification while preserving affordability and improving occupant health, safety and comfort. This session will explore leading programs, policies and initiatives to achieve this.

Transportation

Accelerating Infrastructure Buildout Ahead of the Coming Boom in EV Adoption

The EV tipping point is fast approaching. Panelists will address the challenge of scaling up public and private sector infrastructure investment to keep pace with the growth in EV adoption, meet evolving charging needs and achieve the right balance between the desire for fast charging and the need for managed charging to ensure grid benefits.

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Luncheon with Utility Executive Panel: The Decarbonized Utility of the Future
  1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Session #2:
Disruptors Bringing Solutions to Scale

Buildings

Smart, Efficient, Clean Heat at Scale

Advanced heat pumps, thermal retrofits, and smart controls are key to economically reducing building sector GHG gas emission in cold climates like New England and New York. With the oldest building stock and the highest use of heating oil in the nation, the northeast is a prime target for accelerated adoption of these technologies. This session will explore scalable, market-ready products and solutions to decarbonize the region’s existing homes and buildings.

Transportation

Electric Mobility in the New Smart City

Well-integrated networks of clean mobility services – including electric transit, zero-emission ride hailing, and scooters and bikes – will be key to achieving steep reductions in vehicle emissions while decreasing urban gridlock and improving transportation equity. This session will explore strategies for accelerating this revolution in urban transportation, with a focus on ways to expand access to clean and affordable services in underserved areas, advance electrification of ride hailing fleets and build connectivity across services using transportation data and strategic infrastructure investments.

  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break at the Exhibits
Ad Hoc Decarbonization Roundtables - Round 2

Ad Hoc Topical Roundtables in the Exhibit Area open to event participants to propose and facilitate
  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Breakout Session #3:
Decarbonization Deep Dive Sessions
Facilitated Deep Dive Sessions on Electrification and Decarbonization Issues
  1. State and Local Building Decarbonization Roadmaps
  2. Ramping-up Electrification to Address Gas Pipeline Constraints
  3. Democratizing Big and Little Data: The Challenge of Balancing Competing Interests
  4. Building Workforce Capacities to Install Heat Pumps
  5. Equity and Inclusiveness in Decarbonizing Urban Transportation
  6. Utility Regulatory Solutions for Electrification
  7. Commercial Building Decarbonization Solutions
  8. Northeast Trends in Advanced Building Energy Codes & Standards
  9. Hydrogen as a Clean Transportation Solution
  10. Building An Informed and Positive Public Narrative
  5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Organized Networking Dinner Clubs
 

August 29

Thursday

  7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration/Check-In
Breakfast at the Exhibits
  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Millennial Leaders: The Future is Theirs
How are young political leaders, professionals and activists in the Northeast leading the way to a sustainable, equitable, low-carbon future in buildings and transportation? This session will feature presentations from young leaders on strategies to accelerate electrification and decarbonization solutions.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Break at Exhibits
Decarbonization Roundtables - Round 3

Ad Hoc Topical Roundtables open to event participants to propose and facilitate
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Breakout Session #4:
Making Electrification Real

Buildings

Getting Buy-in from Consumers, Businesses and Investors

Converting existing homes and buildings to become low- or zero emission requires significant investment. This session will explore the health, safety and comfort benefits of such improvements beyond carbon and energy savings, and how to effectively engage consumers and lenders to drive investment at scale.

Transportation

Driving Electrified Fleets into the Fast Lane

Electrifying high-mileage commercial fleets is crucial to achieve large scale emission reductions, long-term business cost savings, and substantial grid benefits. What conditions and public policies need to be in place to accelerate fleet electrification in the Northeast? Leaders in public and private sector fleet electrification will share their experiences and insights on overcoming barriers to mainstreaming clean fleets.

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Luncheon Closing: Participant Commitments to Realize a Decarbonized Future
  1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Electrifying Tours: See the Future Now
Buildings and Transportation

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