Thursday, June 15
A curated panel and facilitator are at the ready to field your questions. At these sessions, we trust our audience to steer the conversation.
10:45 a.m. - Pumped for Heat Pumps!
Minisplits are no longer head-turning in many residences and small businesses, but for multifamily, commercial, and even neighborhood-wide applications, efficient electric technologies are newer in the market. This session will highlight new heat pump solutions that are emerging to meet the challenges of electrifying all building types in all climates. These solutions include window heat pumps, packaged terminal heat pumps for multifamily, air-to-water heat pumps for commercial and multifamily, as well as networked geothermal systems that heat and cool multiple buildings. Our panelists will share early experiences applying some of these emerging systems in buildings throughout the region.
- Matt Rusteika, Director of Market Transformation, Building Decarbonization Coalition
- Adam Romano, Senior Director, Workforce Development and Training, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.
- Keirstan Field, Engineer/Scientist. EPRI
- Zeyneb Magavi, Co-Executive Director, HEET
10:45 a.m. - Tick Tock: Transforming Multifamily Affordable Housing
BIL, IRA and Weatherization Assistance Program funding are meant to direct the benefits of energy efficiency and electrification to low- and moderate-income households. But upgrading and electrifying multifamily affordable housing is messy and expensive - can it really be done at scale? Our speakers think it's time to move beyond pilots, and they will share the models, partnerships, and funding approaches that are being used today and that need to scale to rapidly upgrade, decarbonize, and transform the affordable housing market in the next decade.
- Bomee Jung, Co-Founder and CEO, Cadence OneFive
- Jordan Tuttle, Program Manager, CMC Energy Services
- Jordan Bonomo, Senior Project Manager, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
- Victoria Hackett, Bureau Chief of Energy & Technology Policy, CT DEEP
10:45 a.m. - Policy Salad: Carrots, Sticks, and More!
Innovation in policy and regulation are creating new opportunities for building decarbonization, but figuring out which ingredients are available and how they work (or don't work) together to create a winning dish can be complicated. We’ll examine cap-and-invest programs, clean heat standards, appliance standards, building codes and building performance standards, and more. Experts will demystify these policies, take a look at how they can create change, discuss considerations of equity and implementation, and answer your toughest questions.
- Marion Gold, Senior Advisor, NASEO and The Ad Hoc Group
- Anika Kreckel, Climate Change Policy Administrator, State of Rhode Island
- John H. Lee, Senior Advisor, NYSERDA
- Edward Yim, Director of State & Utility Policy, ACEEE
10:45 a.m. - Understanding (and Controlling) the Costs of Electrification
What does the cost of electrification really look like? How are electrification programs currently impacting utility rates, and how will the infrastructure needs of electrifying our buildings and transportation systems show up in rates? What are some pathways to ensure that those who can least afford increased utility bills are protected? Experts break down what consumers might expect, and discuss current and future pathways to mitigate these costs, including innovative rate design and grid interactive homes and buildings.
- Alice Napoleon, Senior Associate, Synapse Energy Economics
- Mary Wambui-Ekop, Asset Manager, Affordable Housing, Planning Office for Urban Affairs
- Charlotte Matthews, Owner, CMat Advising LLC
- John Howat, Senior Policy Analyst, National Consumer Law Center