Efficiency, Green Building & Construction

Efficiency, Green Building & Construction

Symposium Chair

George ElvinGeorge Elvin
Green Technology Forum

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ari  KobbAri Kobb
Director, Sustainability and Green Building
Archit GadicherlaArchit Gadicherla
Senior Manager, Corporate Venture Capital, Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls Inc.
Maria Vittoria  DiamantiAdvances (and limits) in photocatalytic building materials
Maria Vittoria Diamanti
Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Italy
Antonio  GiacobbeAntonio Giacobbe
Commercial Engineer
Andrew MarshAndrew Marsh
Solutions Architect, Global Green Buildings Buildings Business
Schneider Electric
Brandon  TinianovBrandon Tinianov
President, Northern California Chapter
Bruce  LanningBruce Lanning
Thin Film Technologies
ITN Energy Systems
Domenic  ArmanoDomenic Armano
Director of Energy Solutions
First Fuel Software
Uttam  GhoshalUttam Ghoshal
Sheetak Inc.
Storm  DuncanStorm Duncan

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Efficiency & Green Building Corporate Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy Technologies
2:00 Efficiency & Green Building Innovation Spotlights
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & Energy
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & Automotive
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
2:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
2:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy Innovations
3:30 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
1:00 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Efficiency
2:30 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Management
4:00 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Storage & Harvesting
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Efficiency & Green Building

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Efficiency & Green Building Corporate InterestsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
11:00Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Strategic Technology Interests
A. Gadicherla, Johnson Controls, US
11:15Beyond the Basics – tackling the next layer of energy consumption
A. Marsh, Schneider Electric, CA
11:30A Path to Higher Performance in Existing Buildings
A. Kobb, Siemens Building Technologies, US
11:45Osram Sylvania - Technology Strategic Interests
A. Giacobbe, Osram Sylvania, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy TechnologiesRoom 207
Session chair: Elizabeth Endler, Shell, Reviewer: Shahin Farshchi, Lux Capital, US
1:30Porous Amorphous GeOx as an Anode Material in Li-ion Batteries
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
1:40Durable Hydrophobized Gas Diffusion Media for Fuel Cells
A. Spitz, Kansas University Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (KUCTC), US
1:50A Plug and Play Operational Approach for Implementation for an Autonomous·Smart·Micro·Grid
M. Sethu, National University of Singapore (NUS), SG
2:00Core-Shell Structured Bifunctional Catalysts for Metal-Air Battery-Fuel Cell
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, Commercialization Office (WatCo), CA
2:10Novel Current Collector Design for Use in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries
D. Ji, UCSB Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:20Ice Slurry Refrigerant: Clean Cold Now
S. Wolgel, University of Chicago, US
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2:00Efficiency & Green Building Innovation SpotlightsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
2:00Low-cost, Flexible Electrochromic Film for Net Zero Energy Buildings
B. Lanning, ITN Energy Systems, US
2:20High-Performance, Low Cost Thermoelectrics for Refrigeration, Heat Pumping and Power Generation Applications
U. Ghoshal, Sheetak Inc., US
2:40Energy Analytics for Buildings
D. Armano, First Fuel Software, US
3:00See What You’re Saving – applying high throughput thermography to building efficiency
S. Duncan, ēssess, US
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB

Wednesday June 20

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8:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & EnergyRoom 210
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
8:30Bayer MaterialScience Innovation Partnering
K. Haider, Bayer MaterialScience, US
8:50Toray Industries-America Innovation Partnering
T. Yamashiki, Toray, US
9:10Dow Innovation Partnering
P. Ansems-Bancroft, Dow, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & AutomotiveRoom 210
Session chair: Brian Shedd, UCLA, US
10:30Schlumberger Innovation Partnering
J. Wong, Schlumberger, US
10:50Honda Innovation Partnering
C. Fau, Honda, US
11:10Hyundai Innovation Partnering
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventures, US
11:30bp Ventures
I. Dairanieh, bp Ventures, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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2:00CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
2:00Nextek Power
P. Savage, Nextek Power, US
A. Dillon, Varentec, US
2:24DERP Technologies
R. Lank, DERP Technologies, US
Z. Gentry, Enlighted, US
S. Shah, FirstFuel, US
3:00Primus Power
T. Stepien, Primus Power, US
3:12Pythagoras Solar
U. Paret, Pythagoras Solar, US
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2:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy InnovationsRoom 201
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, Reviewers: Karl Froelich, Prieto Battery, Eric Hanson, Aculon, US
2:30Graphene as Intermediate Layer in Tandem Solar Cell
T. Chong, National University of Singapore, SG
2:40Hollow Nanoparticles as Active and Durable Catalysts
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:50Catalysis of Biogas Production
B. Kogon, ICN - Institut Catala De Nanotecnologia, ES
3:00Regenerable Sorbent Technique for Capturing CO2 Using Immobilized Amine Sorbents
G. Darakos, URS Corporation at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
3:10Catalyst for hydrocarbon steam reforming and efficient hydrogen production for solid oxide fuel cells
R. Singh, Innovate Calgary, CA
3:20Energy Harvesting System with Piezoelectric Polymer
T. Nakajima, Tokyo University of Science, JP
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3:30CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
M. Kaplan, Retroficiency, US
B. Singh, WegoWise, US
3:42Xergy, Inc.
R. Williams, Xergy, Inc., US
3:54Simple Energy
Y. Lurie, Simple Energy, US
4:06Luon Energy
N. Luo, Luon Energy, US
4:18Ideal Power Converters
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
R. Brody, SustainX, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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1:00TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & EfficiencyExpo Theater 1
Session chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, US
1:00High Efficiency Solid State Lighting
G. Powch, VerLASE Technologies, new subsidiary Versatilis LLC, US
1:10Solar Roofing
S. Amirkhanian, MAS-USA, US
1:20Transparent Photovoltaics for windows and mobile electronics
B. Howe, Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., US
1:30High Efficiency Rooftop Solar
Z. Abrams, Strider Solar, US
1:40Bio-based Chemicals from Carbon-rich Waste
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US
1:50Cellulosic sugar
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
2:00LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) Power Source--A New Green Technology
G. Miley, Lenuco, US
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2:30TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & ManagementExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Cheemin Bo-Linn, Peritus Partners, US
2:30Integrated Energy Efficiency System and Environmental Certificate Harvester for K-12 Schools and Universities
L. Ivie, Dragonfly Solutions, Inc., US
2:40Ballistic Breaker™
R. Faulkner, Ballistic Breaker Corporation, US
2:50Low cost nanostructured coatings fabrication technology
B. Kobrin, Rolith, Inc., US
3:00Dyverga Energy Corporation
H. Godwin, Dyverga Energy Corporation, CA
3:10Energy Scavenging Power Supply (ESPS)
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
3:20EXACTER Conditions-Based Analysis System for Electric Transmission and Distribution Networks
J. Lauletta, Exacter, Inc., US
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4:00TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Storage & HarvestingExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
4:00Rail Flex - Mechanical Motion Rectifier
H. Mariano, Harvest Energy, US
4:10High Performance Robotic Electric Vehicle Charger
K. Leary, PowerHydrant, US
4:20Smart Battery
T. Collins, KleenSpeed Technologies Inc., US
4:30High Performance, Low Cost, Solid State, Flexible Batteries
E. Shembel, Enerize Corporation, US
4:40Thermal Matrix Energy Storage (TMES)
S. Sutherland, Kelvin Storage Technologies, Inc., US
4:50High energy, high power titanium-based electrolytic capacitor materials
G. Welsch, Titanium Power Technologies, US
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Efficiency & Green Building
-Acoustic Power Recovery System for Thermoacoustic Cooling
D.E. Schwartz, S.R. Garner, J.R. Johnson, A.V. Tuganov, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-Innovative Green Roofing System
S. Amirkhanian, R. Tafferallo, MAS - USA, US
-Performance and Potential Applications of Direct Expansion Ground Source Heat Pump systems for Building Energy
A.M. Omer, University of Nottingham, UK
-Passive solar design features for a zero energy home in Babylon, Iraq
A. Al-Qaraguli, H. Alguriny, O. Chong, D. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Passive and active Solar Systems for High Schools in Babylon- Iraq: Design and Economic Study
A. Al-Qaragouli, H. Alguriny, O. Ching, R. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Technologies for Deep Reductions in Military Operational Energy Use
R. Brown, T. Sharp, M. Lindsey, S. Kiser, K. Andrews, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-Sodium Clusters for a Superior Light Source
H. Gokturk, Ecoken, US
-Multiple-Stage, Multiple-Objective (MSMO) Optimization, Systems Engineering and High-Performance Sustainable Building
A. Robinson, V. Chen, S. Ferreira, Energy and Resource Technology HUB, US

Special Symposium

Green building is one of the most urgent environmental issues of our time. Buildings produce 40 percent of our carbon emissions, 40 percent of our solid waste, and consume 40 percent of our energy. Now, they’re also leading the effort to save the planet.

Join a host of experts and industry leaders as we reveal what’s new and what’s next, from building integrated photovoltaics and LED lighting to smart building systems, superinsulating materials, and much more. You’ll find sessions packed with proven technologies, innovative ideas and case studies, as well as insights on economics and investment strategies for new green building technologies. Your submissions are invited on the following topics:

Topics & Application Areas

  • Advanced Materials for Green Building
  • Architecture & Design
  • Construction Materials
  • Efficiency & Power Reduction
  • Lighting
  • Novel Green Devices & Products
  • Other

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Please contact: Chris Erb

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Kauffman Foundation
Lockheed Martin
SK Innovation

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