Back by Popular Demand: Best of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit

Back by Popular Demand: Best of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit

As one of the highest rated speakers at U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit, Brenna Walraven of Corporate Sustainability Strategies will be speaking on highlights of Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights for Commercial Real Estate. Additional presentations by other highly rated speakers includes Building a Next Generation Workforce for Next Generation Buildings and Transition Planning for Energy Managers

Featured Presentations

  • Building a Next Generation Workforce for Next Generation Buildings by Richie Stever, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Transition Planning for Energy Managers by Matthew Pekar, United Technologies Corporation
  • Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights by Brenna Walraven, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM ET

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About U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Summit

This year’s Summit was held in conjunction with the Energy Exchange and brought 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.

 

Learn more about DOE’s Better Buildings Summit here.

Are You Associating Effectively in Commercial Real Estate?

Are You Associating Effectively in Commercial Real Estate?

Getting back to the heart of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – discover what it means to be emboldened by your peers, your passions and your strides towards better performance in the commercial real estate industry.

Panelists

  • David Mastro, Senior Vice President, LDK Ventures and President, BOMA California (LinkedIn)
  • John Bryant, Vice President Advocacy, Codes and Standards, BOMA International (LinkedIn)
  • Matthew Hargrove, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, California Business Properties Association (Bio)
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Date, Time and Location

Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:30AM-1:30 PM PT

Island Hotel
Newport Beach, CA

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About BOMA International

BOMA is a federation of U.S. associations and international affiliates. BOMA represents 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.

Learn more about BOMA International.

Why You Need to Green Your Commercial Lease: Latest Best Practices in High-Performance Leases

Why You Need to Green Your Commercial Lease: Latest Best Practices in High-Performance Leases

While environmental and financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings are undisputed, property professionals need a foolproof plan to execute a lease that achieves and maintains sustainable building operations. For more than 30 years, BOMA International has provided the industry with a model lease agreement that is considered the standard for commercial leases. Recently, it released the latest version of its model lease Green Lease Guide: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Practices.

Learn the latest in high-performance leasing and building a win-win for building owners and tenants. Hear how some of the industry’s Green Lease Leaders are successfully breaking down the barriers to achieve high-performance buildings. Discover how Boulder Commons and Sharp Development are achieving net-zero energy (NZE) and making a sound business case for NZE in multi-tenant properties.

Learning Objectives

  • Find out the latest industry guidance for greening a commercial lease.
  • Discover how the industry’s Green Lease Leaders are successfully implementing high-performance or energy-aligned leases.
  • Learn how to execute a net-zero energy lease and build the business case for achieving net-zero energy in multi-tenant office buildings.

Panelists

  • Alexandra Harry, Program Manager, Institute for Market Transformation (LinkedIn)
  • Alisa Petersen, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Buildings, Rocky Mountain Institute (LinkedIn)
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Date and Time

Monday, August 13
2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET (1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT)

Join us from your desk or anywhere with internet access.

Learn more about this webinar.

CPD Credits and Bonus

BOMA’s Webinars qualify for continuing professional development credits for the renewal of these industry designations: RPA, FMA, CPM, ARM, SMA/SMT and CCM.

Bonus: All webinar registrants receive a special promo code for a 20% discount when purchasing the BOMA Green Lease Guide before September 30.

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About BOMA International

BOMA is a federation of U.S. associations and international affiliates. BOMA represents 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.

Learn more about BOMA International.

Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Better Buildings Summit

Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights at 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.

 

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

Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights

What are the current and new sustainability trends for commercial real estate institutional owners and real estate investment managers? Better Buildings Challenge and Alliance partners will share insights and engage with audience stakeholders on how to move the industry forward.

Learning Objectives

  • GRESB updates
  • meeting global and corporate sustainability goals
  • responding to resiliency and weather disasters
  • engaging investors in energy matters.

Panelists

  • Deb Cloutier, President and Founder, RE Tech Advisors (LinkedIn | Twitter)
  • Eric Duchon, Global Head of Sustainability, LaSalle Investment Management (LinkedIn | Twitter)
  • Meghan Johnson, Associate, Sustainability TH Real Estate (LinkedIn)
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 22
10:30 AM

About U.S. Department of Energy 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.

Learn more about DOE’s Better Buildings Summit here.

Driving Better Buildings Through Connectivity: Brenna Walraven to Lead the Discussion at BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo

Driving Better Buildings Through Connectivity: Brenna Walraven to Lead the Discussion at BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven will lead the discussion on “Driving Better Buildings Through Connectivity” at Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo.

Driving Better Buildings Through Connectivity

Connected buildings can bring immediate benefits and help drive lasting results for building owners and managers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain best practices for your connected building strategy
  • Learn how to optimize data security when enhancing connectivity
  • Learn about the benefits building data can provide and how to demystify and optimize it for enhanced efficiency and occupant satisfaction
  • Learn from a successful case study about the benefits and challenges involved in enhancing a building’s connectivity while achieving sustainability goals

Panelists

  • Ron McGill, Director of Engineering, Grand Hyatt New York
  • Francesca Spinelli, Account Manager, Trane
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

Date and Time

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Learn more about this education session.

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.

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, 2018
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.