Smart Energy Homes and Buildings 2021

Smart Energy Homes and Buildings
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Smart Energy Homes and Buildings 2021

The Transformation into Efficient and Flexible Grid Assets

The vision of a future where buildings operate dynamically with the grid to make electricity more affordable and provide multiple benefits for building occupants, customers, and utilities isn’t so far off. In fact, the concept is here now, poised for growth, and critical to meeting building decarbonization and carbon reduction goals across the Northeast region. Smart Energy Homes and Buildings 2021 will explore current policies, programs, and technologies that are successfully supporting the development of smart energy homes and buildings. The event will also address how Northeast states can continue to advance smart energy homes and buildings as a component of state building decarbonization strategies. Key stakeholders include federal program representatives, energy efficiency program administrators, implementation experts, research and development professionals, manufacturers, and facility managers.


Time Sessions
1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:10 p.m

Session One - Entering a New Decade of Smart Homes and Buildings

Today’s electric grid is evolving to keep up with growing peak electricity demand, increased renewable electricity generation, and degradation of transmission and distribution infrastructure. While this is happening, the relationships between utilities, regulators, and customers are also changing. During this session, panelists will discuss the key drivers for these changing relationships and how grid management is transforming to keep pace with current technologies, regulations, and strategies that make homes and buildings smarter and more flexible.



  • Ansul Rajgharia, Director, Connected Products and Surge, Schneider Electric
  • Kitty Wang, Technical Director, Energy Solutions
  • Rebecca Tepper, Chief, Energy and Environment Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
2:10 p.m. 15 Minute Break
2:25 p.m.

Session Two - Smart Energy Home and Building Optimization

Smart homes and buildings have the potential to achieve optimal energy consumption by dynamically shaping and optimizing their energy loads to benefit building owners and occupants, while also promoting resilience, environmental responsibility, reliability and affordability. This panel will discuss how smart energy homes and buildings utilize analytics and controls to optimize energy use for grid services, occupant comfort, and cost reductions in a continuous and integrated way.



3:25 p.m.

Session Three - Short Takes - Opportunities for Smart Energy Homes and Buildings

Smart, new technologies are connecting homes and buildings and their occupants in ways that generate new and exciting opportunities. This session features two discussions about how smart energy homes and buildings are being leveraged to transform low-income communities and improve indoor air quality.


  • Claire Miziolek, Senior Project Manager, Policy and Ratings, Energy Solutions


  • Jesse Lewis, Manager, Engineering Sales Support, Distributor Corporation of New England
  • Erin Cosgrove, Public Policy Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
4:00 p.m. Closing

Ticket Prices

Standard Government and Non-Profit
$39 $29
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