Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven has been asked by The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to speak at the 2019 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.


Resilience Roundtable

Learn how local governments can work with private building owners to ensure the resilience of their building stock. Commercial real estate fund and asset managers will share how investment decision-making around resilience is informing investments in commercial developments. Local government representatives will share their organizational strategies to enhance community resilience. Enjoy a lively facilitated discussion between private and public Better Buildings Challenge partners! This session is part 2 of 2 in a series around public and private sectors working together to meet resilience needs.



  • Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando, FL (LinkedIn)
  • Eric Friedman, Director, Leading by Example Program, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (LinkedIn)
  • Marta Schantz, Senior Vice President, Greenprint Center for Building Performance Urban Land Institute (LinkedIn)
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedInTwitter)


Date and Time

Wednesday, July 10
3:30 PM


About U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Summit

The 2019 Summit will be held in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Arlington, VA) July 10-11, with pre-conference activities starting on July 9. This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Attendees can expect two days of interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as many opportunities to network with peers.


Learn more and register.


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