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Welcome to Darnell's Third Annual Green Building Power Forum

Identifying Challenges, Progress and Opportunities for the use of DC Power Distribution in Facilities and the Creation of a Flexible and Dynamic Power Infrastructure

2010 Proceedings Now Available

A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.); the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems; demand-side management of building energy use by electric utilities; and more.

"This is an exciting time for dc power distribution. The initial standard has been approved, products have been certified and momentum for commercialization is beginning to build. As occurred at last year's GBPF, the EMerge Alliance will again host a post-conference workshop at GBPF '11, and this time there will be in-depth discussions of next steps for commercialization of the technology and continued adoption of dc power standards." - Jeff Shepard, President, Darnell Group

The Third Annual Green Building Power Forum will consider all aspects of building power including both high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, and dc microgrids.

The Green Building Power Forum will serve the needs of a broad community of stake holders including:

  • Design engineers and engineering management
    • Computing, communications, lighting, white goods, etc.
  • Component and equipment makers
    • Distribution panels, lighting systems, etc.
  • Distributed generation system makers
    • PV panels, fuel cell systems, micro turbines, etc.
  • Industry organizations
    • EMerge Alliance, Underwriters Labs, etc.
  • Utilities
    • Electric Power Research Institute, local utilities, etc.
  • Government and other organizations
    • Department of Energy, EPA, government labs, universities, etc.
  • Facilities Designers, Engineers, Architects, Builders and Operators
    • Critical facilities, commercial/industrial buildings, etc.
  • Industry and Financial Analysts

Green Building Power Forum is a sister-event with Darnell's DC Building Power Asia. The Second-Annual DC Building Power Asia will be hosted December 2010, in Tokyo, Japan.

Green Building Power Forum Announcement PDF