CBE Advisory Board Meeting Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

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Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held Wednesday to Friday, October 17-19, 2018.

The Wednesday event is free and open to the public. The Thursday meeting is open to industry partners and invited guests, and includes updates and discussion of current research projects. This will be followed by a hosted dinner in Berkeley. The Friday morning business meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 17, 9:00am-4:30pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium
PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco

This full-day symposium features a group of exceptional speakers that will present updates to California’s building energy efficiency standards for ZNE and compare that with the California ZERO Code from Architecture 2030 and other references. The session will include discussion of electrification as a path to achieve carbon reductions in buildings, and how this will impact the grid in terms of energy storage and grid harmonization. Participants will discuss paths to decarbonize existing electric systems, such as community scale solar and community choice aggregation. The session will conclude with a panel discussion to allow for dialogue and audience participation.
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This event is free and open to the public, and available as an on-site seminar and live webinar. It is sponsored by the ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter, the Center for the Built Environment, and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center.

Thursday, October 18, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session
Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley
2475 Bancroft Way

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Research updates, breakout sessions, and a keynote presentation. Seven partner representatives per firm or team (three for small business partners).

Following the plenary session, join us for a hosted happy hour and dinner.

Friday, October 19, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley
Business meeting; two partner representatives per firm or team.

Where to Stay

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina (510-548-7920) is a 15-minute drive to the Pauley Ballroom. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to secure the rate of $199/night (plus taxes and fees). Limited rooms available; must be reserved by September 26, 2018.

Graduate Berkeley (formerly Hotel Durant; 510-845-8981) is one block from the UC campus, about a 5-minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to save 12% off of the daily standard rate (or reference "Center for the Built Environment" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available; subject to availability.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus, about a 15-minute walk to the Pauley Ballroom. 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.