Greenbuild 2019

Greenbuild International Conference + Expo is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities.  This year Greenbuild will be hosted at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, November 19-22, 2019. The three-day conference attracts more than 20,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, from commercial and residential professionals to architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators.

The theme for Greenbuild 2019 is A New Living Standard, to “challenge the status quo and celebrate the notion that every single human being, regardless of circumstance, deserves to live a long and healthy life.”

Integral Group and Elementa Engineering are proud to be represented by our firm’s thought leaders in the following Greenbuild 2019 sessions.

Step into the Data. Envisioning New Visualization Tools

Education Tracks: Data|AI|Smart Systems for Sustainability | Friday, November 22, 2019 | 10:00am – 11:30am

We are so beyond the Excel spreadsheet to understand sustainability. In the near future, how will we “step into the data” to virtually visualize and predict outcomes of high-performance strategies early in the design process? Two leaders from SERA Architects, David Johnson and Brian Stevens, and their creative collaborator, Integral Group’s Nicole Crone will conduct a provocative facilitated visioning exercise about what visualization tools (Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality) could provide in terms of building and community sustainability and resilience.


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Machine Learning to Calibrate MIT’s Energy Planning Tool

Education Tracks: Data|AI|Smart Systems for Sustainability | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with their building energy use, owners frequently rely on building energy models that are calibrated to existing conditions for evaluation of potential energy efficiency retrofits. Large campuses include several diverse-use buildings that need to be evaluated individually to manage their greenhouse gas emissions targets. These buildings cannot be easily classified into programmatic archetypes rendering the traditional urban building energy modeling approaches insufficient by themselves. To address these limitations, this lecture will present new workflows that combines established urban energy model generation techniques with data-driven methods to reduce the manual and computational cost of developing calibrated baseline campus energy models, allow for real time evaluation of future building upgrades, display their consequences to decision makers on an ongoing basis, and enable administrators to manage their building related greenhouse gas emissions over time.


  • Christoph Reinhart, Professor | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Siobann Carr, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shreshth Nagpal, Principal | Elementa Engineering (an Integral Group partner)

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For more information and to register, please visit Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Date(s): November 20, 2019

Speaker: Shreshth Nagpal, Principal | Nicole Crone, Associate