Find out how PEER can benefit you at Greenbuild 2015

Published on: 
3 Nov 2015
Author: 
Kunal Gulati

Are you ready to spend some time with PEER at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo? PEER will be presenting sessions, offering workshops and answering your questions about how to make power grids more sustainable.

Many power generation systems across the United States and around the globe are inefficient and long overdue for upgrades. Current environmental concerns, unpredictable energy costs and generations of new technologies have given the industry ample reason to evolve. Because making the leap won’t be easy or inexpensive, PEER—the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal—should be an essential component of your Greenbuild planning. 

PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, data-driven approach to evaluating and improving power system performance. As a rating system, it adds structure and focus to all stages of a power system, from new build to upgrade.

To find out how PEER can benefit you, don’t miss these Greenbuild activities:

PEER Booth #4331: Hours: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The booth will also host a series of exclusive meet-and-greets. This is a unique opportunity to meet the minds behind PEER for candid discussion about PEER development, education, partnerships and applications. 

  • John Kelly, founder and lead innovator of the PEER program, discussing PEER’s origins and status to date. Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
  • GBCI’s PEER Lead, Brian Bunte, answering questions on PEER credits and professional educational opportunities. Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursday 12:30-1:00 p.m. 
  • USGBC Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Jamie Statter, explaining how you can get involved with PEER as a project partner. Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
  • Juan Ontiveros, P.E., University of Texas-Austin Vice President of Utilities and Energy Management, showcasing a PEER pilot project. Wednesday 2:00-2:30 p.m. and Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

PEER Fundamentals WorkshopWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144A

An introduction to PEER with emphasis on project development:

  • Identifying design elements, best practices and performance measures that empower electricity stakeholders.
  • Establishing a framework for designing an electricity system that is more consumer-responsive, cost-effective, reliable, environmentally sustainable, energy-efficient and resilient.  
  • Spotting and avoiding unforeseen threats and unintended consequences.
  • Sharing insights on how customers, grid operators and stakeholders can work together to improve grid performance.
  • Improving the business case to accelerate investment and improvement.

PEER: The Next Step in USGBC’s Quest for Energy InnovationWhen: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 147AB

  • An overview of the PEER rating system, the PEER certification process and case studies of recently certified projects.

Next Generation of Certification: LEED v4, WELL, SITES, PEER & GRESBWhen: Wednesday, Nov. 18: 1:30–2:30 pm; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 147B

  • Gain an overview of key certification statistics, a description of comprehensive program improvements and the development of innovative certification solutions—including PEER—that are focused on value-added direct engagement with project teams.

Building a Regenerative and Resilient Campus. A Connect & Learn focusing on LEED v4, SITES and PEERWhen: Thursday, Nov. 19: 3:00-4:00 pm; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 101

  • Individuals representing several rating systems will discuss how their respective systems can be applied on a campus. Overviews of the campus guidance for LEED v4, the SITES rating system and the PEER rating system will give attendees a better understanding of how these can be used both individually and together to create a high-performance campus. Attendees and panelists will have the opportunity to network, share experiences and learn best practices.

Plus, don’t miss these other important industry events:

The International Summit Education Session: ISO6 Remaking The Grid: How Decentralized Energy Systems Will Reshape the Built EnvironmentWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2:30-3:30 pm; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 201

  • This session focuses on how we can take advantage of the shifting technology of energy production while also acknowledging the challenges that come from generating and managing energy in a rapidly changing environment. We will entertain important questions related to scalability, decision-making at the building level and ensuring that resilience is built into a newly decentralized energy system.

Presentation of the Bob Galvin Award at the USGBC 2015 Leadership Awards LuncheonWhen: Thursday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B

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