Conference Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, October 7-9, 2015.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 9:00am-4:00pm:
Sustainable Urban Housing, Pre-Meeting Symposium

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco

Multi-unit residential construction is growing both in California and nationwide, with the number of units to be delivered in 2015 expected to surpass pre-recession averages. With such growth, improving the environmental performance of this building type is essential to meet California’s energy goals for zero net energy buildings while addressing other issues such as land use, water, transportation and human health.

What are the key issues affecting design, construction, liability, and operation of multi-family buildings in an urban context? A panel of experts will explore the issues related to sustainable urban housing in multi-unit buildings, in ways that further sustainable design at the neighborhood level as well.

This symposium is free and open to the public, and presented by the ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, co-sponsored by CBE and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. View agenda. Register to attend in person or via live webinar. The in-person program qualifies for 6 AIA Continuing Education learning units/HSW.

Thursday, October 8, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley

Industry Partners and invited guests. View agenda >>

8:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am Research presentations and partner discussion
11:25 am New partner presentations
11:50 am Lunch
1:05 pm Special Presentation: Shanti Pless, Senior Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
2:05 pm Breakout Session: Commercial Zero Net Energy Buildings
3:45 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Friday, October 9, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley

Primary partner representatives only. More information coming soon.

8:00 am Continental breakfast
8:15 am Introductions and partner feedback
9:00 am Director's report
9:15 am Advisory board meeting
11:30 am Review of project evaluation forms
12:00 pm Adjourn

Where to Stay:

Hotel Durant (1-800-238-7268) is one block from the UC campus. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to save 15% (or, ask for the "UC Rate" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus. To take advantage of our group discount: book online by September 8. The discounted rate is $220 per night. 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.