Equals Darnell's Power Forum Plus Green Building Power Forum Plus Smart Grid Electronics Forum
Darnell's Energy Summit
Redefining Efficient Power for Buildings

Who Should Attend

This focused three day international conference will serve an audience of decision makers who are interested in learning about and contributing to the latest practical advancements related to the use of dc power distribution in commercial, industrial, government and residential buildings; critical facilities such as data centers; and the creation of a dynamic power infrastructure. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals of leading equipment companies as well as key technical and management professionals in the A/V and Security, Building Automation, Cabling, Electrical Systems, HVAC, Interior Systems, Lighting, Power Supplies, and Sensors and Controls, and related industries. Participants will also be able to see the latest advances in dc powering, and components and development tools for practical implementation of dc power distribution in the exhibition area.

Darnell's Sixth-Annual 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

Examples of the topics to be addressed at the Green Building Power Forum include:

  • Selection of the optimal dc distribution voltage
  • Integration of distributed generation resources
  • Maximizing overall efficiency
  • DC lighting systems
  • DC HVAC and other building systems
  • DC appliances
  • Building automation and controls
  • DC microgrids
  • Combined heat and power
  • Advanced components and hardware
  • Safety considerations
  • Standardization issues
  • Hybrid ac and dc power distribution architectures
  • Implementation of demand-side management
  • Implications for power quality
  • Reliability and availability
  • And so on

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