Integrating smart buildings and the smart grid using transactive energy as a core component provides building owners, system integrators, and suppliers with a great opportunity to provide enhanced services. As more building products become "grid aware" and "IoT aware" the opportunity to leverage their intelligence and capabilities is growing. More end devices can provide direct impact into the usage and coordination of distributed energy resources. Connecting these typically disparate systems into a common infrastructure using open interoperable concepts will provide greater costs savings, energy reliability and resilience, and easier management. This panel session will feature subject matter experts presenting these core concepts along with practical use cases and illustrative examples.