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

Expert speakers will explore the many issues related to sustainable urban housing, including:

  • Current trends and projections, occupant profiles, gentrification, affordability, open space and other planning issues.
  • Sustainability benefits related to infrastructure, transportation, water, land use and indoor environmental quality.
  • Design and construction issues including, architectural design, building systems, codes, HVAC, smart homes/automation, and renewable energy.
  • Integrated project delivery and risk mitigation.

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. Free to attend, open to the public. More information coming soon.

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

Industry partners and invited guests. More information coming soon.

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

Primary partner representatives only. More information coming soon.

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.