CBE Advisory Board Meeting Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

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Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held Wednesday to Friday, October 25-27.

The Thursday meeting is open to industry partners and invited guests, and includes research and partner presentations, with discussion of current research projects. This will be followed by a dinner banquet in Berkeley. The Friday morning business meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00am-4:30pm:
Pre-Conference Symposium - Zero Net Energy Buildings and Beyond: Balancing Building and Grid Objectives

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco

In a zero-net energy world, operation of both buildings and the electric grid need to be more flexible and responsive. This symposium will explore the interaction of ZNE buildings, distributed energy resources, and the increasingly renewable-rich electrical grid. Read more about the event and speakers.

Register to attend in-person or via live webinar.

This event is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, PG&E Pacific Energy Center, and CBE.

Thursday, October 26, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session
Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley
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Research updates, panel sessions, and a keynote presentation by Mary Davidge of Google. Seven partner representatives per firm or team (three for small business partners).

Following the plenary session, join us for a hosted happy hour and dinner.

Friday, October 27, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley
Business meeting; two partner representatives per firm or team.

Friday, October 27, 8:00am-4:00pm:
Post-conference Event: DIVA Day

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley
DIVA Day, hosted by CBE and Solemma, is an annual symposium to discuss the use of environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. The full-day event will include a series of presentations and discussions, focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflows. Special pricing available for CBE partners.
Learn more & register >

Where to Stay

Graduate Berkeley (formerly Hotel Durant; 510-845-8981) is one block from the UC campus, about a 5 minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to save 10% (or, reference "Center for the Built Environment" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus, about a 15 minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. To take advantage of our group discount: book online. Limited rooms available.

Ground Transportation

When coming to Berkeley, it is convenient to fly in and out of the Oakland International Airport (OAK). Ground transportation to Berkeley can be by shuttle van, which will cost approximately $20, or by taxi, which may be about $40-50. BART also provides service to and from OAK.

It is also possible to fly in to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), however it is about a 45 minute ride to Berkeley, possibly longer with heavy traffic. Shuttle and taxi rates are approximately $45 and $65, respectively. BART also provides service directly in and out of SFO.

Although it is not necessary to make advance reservations, you may do so by contacting Bayporter Express (415-467-1800). For additional ground transportation information, please click on the airport links above.

Additional Information

Additional information on hotel options, driving directions, dining, and public transportation is located at UC Berkeley Visitor's Services website.