• The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment

    The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment

    Keynote Speaker: Didier Stevens (Toyota Motor Europe)Presented by the Green Buildings Discussion Group
    Reported by Craig Hardgrove | Posted August 29, 2012


    Our lives are increasingly data-driven. Our cell phones, televisions, cable boxes, computers, tablets, and even some household appliances are connected to the Internet, generating an unprecedented amount of data. In fact, the implications of a data-driven environment range from the small-scale to the global: increased connectivity is revolutionizing our personal interactions and is also driving a large shift in the way we interact with and manage our built environment. Building performance must be measured, both to comply with new regulations and to respond to growing interest in using energy data to create market value. Buildings use approximately 75% of U.S. electricity and account for 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions; as the real estate industry turns to metrics to evaluate buildings, it is seeking to address the opportunities as well as the difficulties presented by an accumulation of data. The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment conference, presented by the Academy's Green Buildings Discussion Group on May 30, 2012, brought together leaders in energy, building management, real estate, sustainability, and industry to discuss how large data sets can be harnessed to improve energy management.

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    Peyman Faratin (RobustLinks)
    Jim Fletcher (IBM)
    Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green)
    Paolo Gaudiano (Icosystem)
    Arkadi Gerney (OPower)
    John Gilbert (Rudin Management Company, Inc.)
    Greg Hale (Natural Resources Defense Council)
    Ron Herbst (Deutsche Bank)
    David Hsu (University of Pennsylvania)
    Derek Johnson (Building IQ)
    Laurie Kerr (NYC Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability)
    Constantine Kontokosta (New York University)
    Young Lee (IBM)
    Nilda Mesa (Columbia University)
    Vijay Modi (Columbia University)
    Clay Nesler (Johnson Controls, Inc.)
    Joe O'Connor (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
    Suki Paciorek (Vornado Realty Trust)
    Chris Pyke (U.S. Green Building Council)
    Kevin Settlemyre (Sustainable IQ)
    Jane Snowdon (IBM)
    Didier Stevens (Toyota Motor Europe)
    Michael Zatz (Environmental Protection Agency)

    Presented by

    • The New York Academy of Sciences

    Gold Sponsors

    • HOK
    • United Technologies

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Cisco
    • Linnean Solutions
    • Natural Resources Defense Council