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JUNE 14 - 15, 2017 | SAN DIEGO, CA
Pre-Con Events: June 13 | Innovation Tech Tours: June 16

Tours Overview

IBcon is pleased to offer attendees an opportunity to participate in back-of-house tours of several innovative buildings and/or campuses in the San Diego area. These real estate tours will be held Tuesday, June 13 and Friday, June 16 and will provide attendees with an unparalleled learning experience and insights into the smart buildings strategies of several major companies and universities.

Innovation Tech Tours registration will be available to ALL registered conference attendees. Each tour will have a limited capacity and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional fees apply at time of registration.

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CALIT2 | Qualcomm Institute | UCSD

6/13/2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Qualcomm Institute is the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). It is also one of four Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation located on the University of California campuses. The institute’s strategic vision stresses collaborative, interdisciplinary research in four core areas to benefit society: culture, energy, the environment, and health. This tour will showcase leading edge and in some cases, non-commercial technologies, developed by the Calit2 community. The tour will include the 4K/8K projection system, VROOM high-resolution data sets and the 3D immersive visualization lab.

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Qualcomm | Smart Campus

6/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SOLD OUT

The Qualcomm smart campus is a “living” test bed covering office and research space, labs, outdoor areas and parking structures across six buildings and nearly 1 million square feet taking full advantage of their expertise in lower power processing, edge computing as well as 3G, 4G, WiFi, Small Cells and sensors. The campus provides invaluable insights and efficiencies that can be scaled up for the rest of their real estate assets, as well as cities. Examples of how Qualcomm’s smart campus can improve the efficiency and experience of a building include: Real-time data from building systems, shuttle utilization, trash collections and much more.

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Sempra Energy HQ

6/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SOLD OUT

Sempra Energy is nationally known as being one of the most innovative utilities in the US if not the world. Luminaries in microgrid, renewable and distributed energy thought leadership, they decided that their new headquarters would recalibrate existing benchmarks in smart building innovation. This building hits the mark on all aspects of a next generation building, 1) energy conservation and sustainability, 2) operational efficiency, and 3) enhanced occupant experience. Tour attendees will experience a perfect blend of innovative features including an advanced building automation platform, a security command center, state of the art lighting, water conservation systems, solar generation, EV charging, digital signage, configurable meeting rooms and much more.

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ScaleMatrix | Data Center and Genomics Accelerator

6/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ScaleMatrix has introduced new concepts and technologies that put it at the forefront of Data Centers globally. ScaleMatrix Dynamic Density Control cabinets represent a quantum leap forward in colocation technology. Supporting up to 52kW of electrical power in each cabinet, and providing integrated environmental and power management features. This revolutionary design provides greater density, lower power costs, and better security than any previous colocation services. In addition to the advanced data center technologies, the other truly innovative feature of this project is a human genomics laboratory and co-working space outfitted with next generation genome sequencing equipment. This tour is perfect for those interested in cutting edge data centers and advanced focused accelerator partnerships and co-working spaces.

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UCSD | Advanced Energy Park

6/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Universities are in many respects small cities. They have the added benefit of owning all their real estate and that translates to impactful decisions potentially being made much more quickly than in other real estate sectors. Finally, because universities such as UCSD are involved in a significant amount of R&D, the smart campus results can be extraordinary. This tour will highlight some of the most advanced projects taking place in a university environment. Some of the highlights include; a 2.8 MW Fuel Cell CHP, the largest Battery Energy Storage System on a university campus in the world, EVgo’s award winning Stationary Storage, ARPA-E advanced energy storage demonstration site under the CHARGES program, Honda’s Vehicle-to-Grid (bidirectional) charging stations, 30 kW of rooftop photovoltaic and much more.

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Solterra EcoLuxury Net-Zero Apartment Community

6/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Solterra is a bright new concept known as ecoluxury living. Solterra was created from the ground up to provide a boutique resort-style living experience, and to do it with zero net energy impact—making it the first of its kind anywhere. The apartment community features solar arrays, smart thermostats, energy efficient appliances, in-home energy usage monitors, electrical vehicle infrastructure, automated irrigation control and more. The technical features in combination with ecofriendly building materials and a location conducive to a walking and biking lifestyle set this community apart. This tour is a must for anyone interested in learning more about smart apartments and condominiums.

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J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)

6/16/2017 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    SOLD OUT

When Craig Venter, one of the pioneers of human genome mapping, decided to develop a building for his institute in La Jolla, he wanted to make it one of the "smartest in the world." The idea was, "if we are going to house some of the world’s smartest people, they needed to be in one of the world’s smartest buildings." With that in mind, they set out to build a truly net-zero building encompassing some of the most innovative and sophisticated technologies. Tour attendees will learn about the solar array, highly instrumented building automation systems, water reclamation and others which were implemented in this groundbreaking project.

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San Diego Smart Airport

6/16/2017 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Airports have become a central hub of activity. In addition to providing access to flights, airports are also the home to retail, dining and other customer experiences. Along with this increasing activity, comes the challenge and responsibility to operate them in the most efficient and effective manner. The San Diego Airport, which hosts the first LEED Platinum Terminal in the world, is home to many innovations. Some of the features/technologies of this cutting-edge airport are: an aggressive solar installation, a 12kV microgrid, water conservation, next generation building and an innovation lab. This tour will allow attendees to experience some of the best thinking in smart airports.

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SD East Village | 21st Century Neighborhood

6/16/2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

More than 700 businesses thrive in East Village, ranging from maverick homespun startups-turned-successes such as Fuse Integration and Underground Elephant, to incubators like Fab Lab San Diego and Moniker Warehouse, to industry giants Sempra Energy and the San Diego Padres. This renaissance continues with the development of Makers Quarter, a creative and technological corridor at its northeastern edge of town. In the coming decade, six blocks of mixed-use development will become 1 million square feet of office space, 145,000 square feet of street-level retail space, 800 residential units and 72,000 square feet of public open space. This walking tour will also include the groundbreaking San Diego smart, connected street light project.

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