Seventhwave partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy at an Energy Innovators Forum at the DIRTT Green Learning Center in downtown Chicago in late February. A sold-out crowd of more than 75 interdisciplinary stakeholders discussed strategies and barriers related to energy efficiency and high performance buildings.
The event kicked off with DOE Better Buildings Director Maria Vargas painting a picture of DOE’s vision for energy leaders who share their best practices with others. Then the City of Chicago’s Amy Jewel unveiled key findings from Chicago’s building benchmarking results. Finally, Scott Hackel, Director of Engineering at Seventhwave highlighted collaborations with DOE, including its Accelerate Performance program which works with building owners and developers to set ambitious EUI goals for new construction projects and ensuring energy performance targets are met at completion.