Brenna Walraven to Speak at The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit

Brenna Walraven to Speak at The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven has been asked by The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to speak at the 2018 Better Buildings Summit.  This year’s Summit will be held in conjunction with the Energy Exchange and will bring together leaders from the federal, commercial, education, state, and local government sectors to share best practices in energy and water efficiency, integrated resilience, and emerging technologies.  This year’s Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will be held August 21-23, 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Walraven was selected as a speaker because she has demonstrated leadership and forward thinking in energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency for the real estate industry.  She will be speaking about Investment Oriented Sustainability Insights for Commercial Real Estate.

Learn more about DOE’s Better Buildings Summit & Energy Exchange here.

ULI’s Financing for Sustainable Real Estate Projects Moderated by Brenna Walraven

ULI’s Financing for Sustainable Real Estate Projects Moderated by Brenna Walraven

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven is moderating Financing for Sustainable Real Estate Projects: Resources & Results for Urban Land Institute (ULI).

 

About the Webinar

As the business case for sustainable investments in real estate has grown, capital market entrepreneurs have developed new tools and strategies to finance real estate energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

 

The third in ULI’s Responsible Property Investment Council’s (RPIC) webinar series, this one-hour webinar will provide an overview of some of the new tools helping developers get access to low-interest capital to finance sustainable new developments and energy efficiency property retrofits.

 

Panelists will discuss:

  • New lower interest “Green mortgages”
  • efficiency-as-a-service contracts, and
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, as well as
  • some traditional finance tools that can be used to improve the economics of sustainable real estate project investments

 

Panelists:

  • Rachel Davis, Business Development Officer, Petros PACE Finance
  • Joe Indvik, Founder & Principal, Rock Creek Consulting LLC
  • Chrissa Pagitsas, Director, Green Financing Business, Fannie Mae
  • Brenna Walraven (moderator), President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.

 

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 23

1:00-2:00 PM EDT

 

Learn more about ULI’s webinar here.

 

About RPIC

The Responsible Property Investment Council (RPIC) aims to accelerate adoption and firmly embed “triple bottom line” principles as a core part of any real estate investment strategy and decision making process. What distinguishes the council is a proactive intent to deploy capital that generates risk adjusted market rate returns while creating social and/or environmental value. The Council focuses on a people-centered approach to real estate investment.  Council conversations and presentations delve into the links between resource use, cutting edge technology and building practices, protection of the natural environment and improvement in the lives of people, all of which serve to create robust economic returns.

 

Learn more about RPIC here.

 

About ULI

Urban Land Institute is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members.  Nearly 40,000 members worldwide, represent the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.  A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.

 

Learn more about ULI here.

Brenna Walraven to Speak at BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo

Brenna Walraven to Speak at BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven has been asked by Building Owners and Managers Association to speak at its 2018 Annual Conference & Expo.  June 24 at 10:00 AM, Walraven will present Sustainability Trends and Impacts for Real Estate.

About BOMA Annual Conference & Expo

Your Big Moment

Your commercial real estate career is always in motion. You need to know what’s now and what’s next to stay ahead in a changing industry. The BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is your big moment to learn, connect, grow and shine.

The 2018 event will be held in San Antonio, Texas, and boasts a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology and innovative solutions, and prime networking time. If it has the power to impact your future. It’s here. Big opportunities await.

 

Sustainability is Big for Commercial Real Estate

High-performance buildings are attractive to tenants that are pursuing corporate sustainability goals. And high-performance systems have the potential to lower your utility bills, improve tenant retention and provide greater NOI. Discover new strategies and tactics for cutting expenses, increasing efficiency and reducing your energy footprint — the High Performance Buildings track at the 2018 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo covers everything you need to know to “green” your building operations.

For more information visit www.bomaconvention.org.

About BOMA International

BOMA is a federation of U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.​​

BOMA is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

For more information about BOMA visit www.boma.org.

Brenna Walraven to Speak at National Multifamily Housing Council Sustainability Fireside Chat

Brenna Walraven to Speak at National Multifamily Housing Council Sustainability Fireside Chat

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven has been asked by National Multifamily Housing Council to speak at its Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Dallas, TX.  May 10 at 1:00 PM, Walraven will moderate the General Session Sustainability Fireside Chat.

About Sustainability Fireside Chat

Sustainability, broadly defined to include environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly becoming important investment considerations across the entire real estate investment sector and marketplace.  The multifamily industry has embraced efficient building efforts and utility management but has been slower focus on the broader importance of having a sustainability strategy and execution in terms of financial risk and governance. Panelists will discuss the business case for sustainability approaches that improve financial performance and reduce risk.

Panelists:

  • Nils Kok, Founder of GRESB and Chief Economist for GeoPhy
  • Michael Kirby, Invesco
  • Alan George, Chief Investment Officer, Equity Residential
  • Moderator – Brenna Walraven, CEO for Corporate Sustainability Strategies

About NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting

NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting brings together senior apartment executives from the industry’s leading firms. This meeting provides Executive Committee and Board members with an invaluable opportunity to candidly share information and insight on issues of common interest. Learn more about NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting here.

About NMHC

NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive. Learn more about NMHC here.

BOMI High Performance Building Investments (HP3) Course

BOMI High Performance Building Investments (HP3) Course

The Building Owners & Managers Institute International or BOMI will be presenting their High Performance Sustainable Buildings program.  Brenna Walraven will be teaching and mentoring during these courses.

The program consists of three courses:

  • High Performance Sustainable Buildings – Investments (HP3) will be held Feb 14-16, 2018, at Oracle Corporate Head Quarters.
  • High Performance Sustainable Buildings – Practices (HP2) was held Oct 18-20, 2017
  • High Performance Sustainable Buildings – Principles (HP1) was held August 24-26, 2017

While being hosted by Oracle, it is open to the public.  For more information, please visit the BOMI website at www.bomi.org.

How to Recover Your Investments in Sustainability at Boston Greenbuild

How to Recover Your Investments in Sustainability at Boston Greenbuild

“All In” encompasses the breadth of the sustainability and green building movement. Capturing all people, all sectors, all industries, all buildings, all cities and so much more, this theme welcomes everyone to grow as green building champions, and to do so at Greenbuild. When we come together at Greenbuild, we are one community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between.

We are all in. We invite people from every walk of life, from all over the globe, to learn with us and to help elevate green building principles and practices to the next level. “All In” also describes the depth of commitment we feel to our community and to our mission. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of what’s next — new technology, new ideas and new ways forward.

We are dedicated to transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings. We are all in.

Brenna Walraven will be presenting, “How to Recover Your Investments in Sustainability” at the 2017 Greenbuild Boston Education Program!

A08 : How to Recover Your Investments in Sustainability
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM