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 19-21, 2016.

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 business meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Wednesday, October 19, 9:00am-4:30pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium: Meeting the Challenge of Zero Net Energy Nonresidential Buildings by 2030

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
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The California Energy Commission will require that all new non-residential buildings be zero net energy by 2030. Although a formidable challenge, highly successful examples created by leading decision makers and design professionals already exist. This one-day seminar with industry experts will tackle a range of issues surrounding ZNE buildings: envelope lighting and HVAC solutions; on- vs. off-site renewable energy; energy storage; utility interfaces; and innovative project delivery and performance verification.
Register to attend via live webinar (registration for the on-site class is now full). This event is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, and CBE.

Thursday, October 20, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session
David Brower Center*, Berkeley

*Please note new location. Industry Partners and invited guests.
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8:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am Research presentations and partner discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Special presentation
2:00 pm Concurrent panel sessions
3:45 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Berkeley City Club

Friday, October 21, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley

Primary partner representatives only. View agenda >>

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 10% (or, reference "Center for the Built Environment" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus. Discounted rate information coming soon. To take advantage of our group discount: book online. 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.