The Building Energy Summit® is an annual conference designed to educate building owners and operators on energy efficient technologies and solutions, collaborate on best practices, share successful case studies, and provide the resources needed to take action.

This year’s Summit focuses on the integration of new technologies into building operations — from smart building solutions, to advanced data and analytics, to cloud based monitoring and controls. Senior real estate executives will join technology and energy experts to present new approaches to efficiency in buildings, as well as the added benefits associated with creating a better workplace.

Highlights of the 2017 Building Energy Summit®:

  • Keynote presentations by nationally renowned speakers
  • Case study presentations of the smartest, most energy efficient buildings
  • 16 educational sessions in 4 different tracks, featuring leading building owners, technology leaders, and energy experts
  • Multiple networking events to meet and collaborate with other attendees
  • Resource Pavilion with best in class solution and technology providers
  • Join us on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC at the industry’s premier event for owners and operators of energy efficient buildings!

Brenna Walraven is speaking on “Building  Performance that Pays – Insights from the 1st IREM Energy  Efficiency Survey”.

Come by and be a part of this informative session!

Executive Summary

As more real estate professionals are realizing, energy information is powerful. Data on a building’s energy demand and consumption helps control expenses and position the property for success in the market. Tenants have become savvy about the operating costs of the spaces they lease—and the relative affordability of energy-efficient real estate compared to conventional alternatives.

The industry has reached a point where those knowledgeable of energy efficiency and the power of energy information pursue reductions in energy use as part of normal operating procedures. How widespread is the practice of improving building energy performance? The IREM Energy Efficiency Survey, developed in collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), sought to answer these questions. Just as data on an individual building allows a property management team to pursue actions and projects to improve performance, IREM and IMT intend to use survey data to inform the development of programs and resources to help the industry advance. IREM will also provide survey data to the market to allow real estate owners and managers to assess their own practices, perceptions, skills, and knowledge. While the survey addressed a variety of topics related to energy management, this report focuses on energy efficiency finance using relevant survey results, as well as commentary from industry experts, to support the narrative.


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