Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Presented by Building Owners & Managers Association International and BUILDINGS

 

Session Information

 

Investors are asking about, and large corporate tenants are announcing commitments around, carbon neutrality. The conversation is moving past certifications, efficiency and into actual decarbonization. This presents building owners and managers with a major opportunity to cost effectively develop a plan for net zero. Hear real estate professionals discuss the different paths and approaches towards carbon neutrality goals. You’ll learn how to incorporate decarbonization strategies into your existing sustainability practices, as well as the different paths and approaches companies are taking.

 

Panel

 

  • Megan Basore, VP, Corporate Responsibility, Duke Realty
  • Michelle German, Director, ESG & Sustainability, LBA Realty
  • Janelle Penny, Editor in Chief, Buildings
  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

 

When

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

 

Where

 

LIVE

Nashville, TN

 

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About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets.

Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Presented by Building Owners & Managers Association International and BUILDINGS

 

Session Information

 

The pandemic has raised expectations for healthy and safe indoor spaces, and building occupants are hungry for science-based information. This session will show you how to use certifications to validate that the products, processes and spaces in your portfolio meet the highest standards for promoting healthy indoor environments. Learn how certifications can help you protect the health of building occupants, promote social equity for members of marginalized communities, and eliminate hazards in your supply chain. The session will include discussion of the latest developments in certification programs, covering turnkey solutions, the health and sustainability attributes building occupants are looking for today, and how to meaningfully communicate about the impacts and benefits of your programs.

 

Focus

 

  • Latest trends in health and wellness for commercial real estate
  • Using certifications to ensure practices and spaces that protect the health and safety of all building occupants
  • How certifications can help promote social equity for members of marginalized communities and eliminate hazards in the supply chain
  • Implementing health and wellness certifications in a large portfolio
  • How third-party certifications ensure delivery of sustainability and health and wellness goals along with how to communicate their value to tenants and stakeholder

 

Panel

 

  • Beau Daane, Director, Sustainable Development, Harvard Maintenance
  • Doug Gatlin, CEO, Green Seal Inc.
  • Robert Phinney, VP for Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

 

When

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Where

 

LIVE

Nashville, TN

 

More Information & Registration

 

 

About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets.

Earth Day 2022 | Invest in Our Planet | 52 Ways to Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2022 | Invest in Our Planet | 52 Ways to Restore Our Earth

Today, 1 billion individuals in over 192 countries mobilize for action every Earth Day.  World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and leaders of tomorrow are all involved.

 

On April 22, 2022, EarthDay.org is hosting its Earth Day Live digital event – Nature in the Race to Zero. The global show begins at 8AM Eastern Time.

 

#InvestInOurPlanet is Earth Day’s 2022 theme, which examines the need to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1,5°C.

 

In celebration of Earth Day’s 52nd Anniversary, here are 52 daily actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year.

 

For more information on Earth Day visit www.earthday.org.

 

“Most stakeholders – from shareholders, to employees, to customers, to communities, and regulators – now expect companies to play a role in decarbonizing the global economy. Few things will impact capital allocation decisions – and thereby the long-term value of your company – more than how effectively you navigate the global energy transition in the years ahead.”

~ Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock, 2022 Letter to CEOs

ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Information for CRE Owners and Operators

ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Information for CRE Owners and Operators

Presented by Grace Hill

 

Session Information

 

2020 and 2021 were critical years for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in real estate, prompting investors to evaluate and adopt a more strategic approach to sustainability propelled by a global pandemic, climate-related disruptions, and social change.

 

As this trend continues, commercial real estate owners and operators, in particular, are finding significant value in incorporating real estate strategies that encompass ESG goals. And in many cases, they are also utilizing GRESB (formerly known as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) reporting to maximize how they can be more transparent about ESG programs, progress, and performance.

 

We invite you to join Grace Hill’s upcoming webinar, “ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Insights for CRE Owners and Operators,” where we will take a deeper look at the impact and evolution of ESG, GRESB, and Reporting with Brenna S. Walraven, an internationally recognized leader in commercial real estate and sustainability, and John Falco, real estate thought leader with 25+ years of experience in the office, industrial, retail, and residential sectors.

 

Focus

 

During this informational webinar, owners and operators will learn about:

 

  • Marketplace changes and context for ESG focus;
  • Clearer definitions of ESG terms and acronyms;
  • Components of an effective ESG strategy;
  • Benefits of GRESB participation;
  • Engagement pathways.

 

Panel

 

 

When

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

2:00 PM ET

11:00 AM PT

 

Where

 

LIVE Webinar

 

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About Grace Hill

 

Grace Hill provides technology-enabled solutions that help owners and operators of real estate properties increase property performance, reduce operating risk and grow top talent. Its industry-leading solutions covering policy, training, assessment, survey, and data-driven insights are bolstered by years of real estate experience, in-depth service-level expertise, and outstanding customer support.

PV Valuation: How Solar PV Adds Value to Your Assets

PV Valuation: How Solar PV Adds Value to Your Assets

Presented by Better Buildings Initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy

 

Session Information

 

Rooftop solar is a common renewable energy strategy, and owners and operators are now exploring potential financial benefits to the value of commercial and industrial properties. Learn from building owners and managers on how they made the business case for solar PV and found increased asset value during appraisal or at the time of sale.

 

Panel

 

 

When

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT

 

Where

 

LIVE Webinar

 

More Information & Registration

 

 

About Better Buildings

 

Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy-efficient by accelerating investment and sharing successful best practices.

Smart Building Bootcamp: Energy Management on the Path to Carbon Neutrality (Part II)

Smart Building Bootcamp: Energy Management on the Path to Carbon Neutrality (Part II)

Presented by Realcomm

 

Session Information

 

Intelligent building technologies are a critical component to realizing operational cost efficiency, healthy work environments, risk management and the experiences that define the smart building of the future. This series presents industry use cases for design, development and management of smart, energy efficient, high-performance buildings and examines how to create and execute a smart building strategy in the current environment, applying time tested principles to achieving a future ready and scalable approach for your project and/or portfolio.

 

Across the US, building owners and operators are tasked with making energy efficiency upgrades and/or decarbonizing their power supply to meet new emission reduction targets. This session reviews best practices for operational efficiencies and showcases portfolios that are committed to reducing embodied carbon emissions.

 

Panel

 

 

When

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT

 

Where

 

LIVE Webinar

 

More Information & Registration

 

 

About Realcomm

 

Realcomm was founded with the goal of bringing industry leaders together to discuss, demonstrate, and debate the latest innovations to impact the commercial real estate industry.