Department of Energy – Better Buildings Initiative – SAG Newsletter March 2018

Dept. of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley Nation Laboratory Smart Buildings Webinar 

In February 2018 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invited leading organizations (including Eric Teicholz from ESUS) to join national laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Smart Buildings Roundtable. The main goal of the full-day workshop, hosted and facilitated by LBNL, was to gather insights to inform smart buildings research that fully accounts for commercial building owners’ goals, needs, and challenges.

Toward that goal the Roundtable was structured to meet three key objectives:

  • Understand what motivates commercial building owners to pursue smart building technology adoption;
  • Understand how the commercial building sector envisions the usage and uptake of smart building technologies;
  • Understand the challenges and barriers faced by owners when deploying current technologies. 

Representatives from 25 organizations attended the event, from commercial real estate, higher education, K-12 schools, retail, healthcare, hospitality, grocery, and government sectors. In addition to LBNL and U.S. DOE the event was also supported by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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