Partner Advisory Board Meeting

Our biannual meeting is held each spring and fall. The goal of this event is to share our most recent research updates with our Industry Partners and discuss future research goals.

The next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting is scheduled for April 21-23, 2020 (please note: the dates are Tuesday-Thursday)

Materials from our October meeting are below for reference, and will be updated in the spring as April planning proceeds.

The Wednesday event was free and open to the public. The Thursday meeting included industry partners and invited guests, and includes updates and discussion of current research projects. The Friday morning business meeting included two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Summary of the October 2019 Meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 9:00am-4:30pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium on Optimizing Radiant Systems
PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco (view map)
Radiant cooling and heating systems provide an opportunity to achieve significant energy and peak demand savings. However, as the use of these systems grows, particularly in zero-net-energy (ZNE) and other low-energy buildings, informed design and operation becomes a critical aspect of meeting expected performance. This full-day symposium will feature building practitioners and researchers who will present successful case studies, design practices, and the results of a multi-year research effort that created new insights and design tools.
See the speaker bios and presentations >
This event was free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, CBE, and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center.

Thursday, October 24, 8:30 am-5:00 pm: Plenary Session
Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley
2475 Bancroft Way (view map)
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Research updates, breakout sessions, and a special keynote presentation by Bill Browning, co-founder of Terrapin Green. Following the plenary session, join us for a hosted cocktail hour and dinner at the Berkeley City Club. Seven partner representatives per firm or team, three per small business partner. NEW: We are aiming for a zero waste event. Bring your reusable mug or cup, and be entered to win a gift card.

Friday, October 25, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley (view map)
Business meeting and discussion of future research direction; two partner representatives per firm or team, one per small business partner.

Where to Stay

Special rates are available at select hotels. Book early to take advantage of the discount, limited rooms available.

Graduate Berkeley (formerly Hotel Durant) is one block from the UC campus, about a 5 minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. Special discount of 15%. To take advantage of our group discount, book online or reference “Center for the Built Environment” if reserving by phone.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza is one block from the UC campus, about a 15 minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. Book online for discounted rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Berkeley Marina, is about a 15 minute drive to the Pauley Ballroom, depending on traffic. Book online for a discounted rate.

Travel Information

When coming to Berkeley, it is convenient to fly in and out of the Oakland International Airport (OAK). From OAK, you can take BART or Uber/Lyft/taxi (about $20-$30; ~20 minute drive). You can also fly in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). From SFO, you can take BART or Uber/Lyft/taxi (about $40-$50; ~45 minute drive).

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

Future Meeting Dates

April 21-23, 2020 (please note: the dates are Tuesday-Thursday)

October 21-23, 2020

Spring 2021 dates TBD

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