Conference Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, April 22-24, 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, April 22, 2015, 1:00-5:00pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium: What Multiple Metrics Mean for Practitioners: LEED, the WELL Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
Register: Attend in person or attend via live webcast
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Green building performance ratings are being used by professionals and government agencies for benchmarking and as design tools. While LEED has become widely adopted, newer alternatives are available to expand the professional’s toolkit. In this event, leading experts will discuss existing and emerging rating systems, including benefits, processes, and best practices, followed by a moderated panel discussion in which participants can engage with thought leaders on this topic. Speakers include Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute; Lynn N. Simon, Senior Vice President of Thornton Tomasetti; Phil Williams, Executive Director of Delos Living; and moderator Erik Ring, Principal of LPA, Inc.

Organized by CBE and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. Additional partners include Integral Group, International Living Future Institute, the AIA San Francisco and the USGBC Northern California Chapter. Free to attend. Open to the public.

Thursday, April 23, 8:30am-5pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley

Industry Partners and invited guests. View the agenda >>

8:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am Research presentations and partner discussion
11:30 am New partner presentations
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Special Presentation: Dave Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE
2:00 pm Panel Presentations
3:30 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Friday, April 24, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley

Primary partner representatives only.

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 by April 1 (or, reference "CBE Industry Advisory Board Group" rate if reserving by phone). The discounted rate is $171 per night. 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 March 23. The discounted rate is $209 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.