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.




  • 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




  • 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




Monday, June 27, 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM





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.

Urban Sustainability Directors Network: Understanding and Partnering with Commercial Real Estate – a Primer for Government (by invitation only)

Urban Sustainability Directors Network: Understanding and Partnering with Commercial Real Estate – a Primer for Government (by invitation only)

CRE organizations are a key constituency for governments to consider when new initiatives are being developed, both for the energy use and floor area that Office buildings represent and for the sector’s political and financial clout. This session seeks to provide a primer on the CRE sector to governments that may be less familiar with its lingo and business practices, with an eye toward how to effectively engage CRE organizations in the policy development process. The latter part of the session will briefly explore barriers to efficiency in the sector, share ENERGY STAR resources to help overcome those barriers, and finish with open Q&A and discussion to cover any burning questions.



  • Real Estate 101 – key terminology, important business relationships, and property budgets
  • Business case & barriers for pursuing benchmarking, energy efficiency, and renewable energy
  • Approaches to engaging CRE stakeholders when developing new initiatives
  • ENERGY STAR & other key resources including for small offices
  • Q&A



  • Jack Davis, Director of Program Development, RE Tech Advisors
  • Eric Duchon, Global Head of Sustainability, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies



Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Registration is by invitation only.


About USDN

USDN’s mission is connecting local government practitioners to accelerate urban sustainability in U.S. and Canadian communities.

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Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings

Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings

For Class B and C office buildings, there is a largely untapped business opportunity to improve their energy performance.

Multiple constraints have led Class B/C buildings to adopt energy efficient practices into their general business practice at a slower rate than Class A assets. However, incorporating energy efficiency investments and green leasing clauses into these buildings provides an excellent opportunity to add long-term value, through lower energy costs and better alignment with tenants.

To provide an outline for how to simplify and streamline energy efficiency and green leasing opportunities for Class B/C office buildings that are appropriately tailored to the reality of the market, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) worked with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) to create the Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings report.

Join BOMA, RMI, and ULI for this webinar highlighting key takeaways from the report and how to overcome the traditional challenges to energy efficiency in the Class B/C market. The webinar will also feature experts from both the property owner and property manager perspective speaking to how they gained a competitive edge from implementing energy efficiency and green leasing in Class B/C office buildings.


Learning Objectives

  • How to get started on energy efficiency in a Class B/C office building by understanding local efficiency regulations, identifying opportunities to improve, and benchmarking performance over time.
  • How to optimize resources to prioritize low-cost, high-value energy efficiency projects to achieve cost savings, energy savings, and buildings that are more comfortable to tenants.
  • How to reduce the cost-burden of capital-intensive energy efficiency retrofits through different financing options.
  • How to modernize the standard lease form to improve the economics of efficiency projects and engage tenants.



  • Bill Moebius, Senior Vice President/Regional Director, Peloton Commercial Real Estate
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies
  • Joey Cathcart, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Matt Praske, Director of Energy and Sustainability, WashREIT
  • Marta Schantz (Moderator), SVP, Greenprint Center for Building Performance, Urban Land Institute
  • Joanne Arnold, Director of Research and TOBY, BOMA International


Date and Time

Thursday, May 28, 2020
1:00PM EDT



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Energy Manager Summit: Take Your Assets to Peak Efficiency

Energy Manager Summit: Take Your Assets to Peak Efficiency

An event for leading facilities management professionals, the goal of the event is to help make your facilities more energy efficient, effective and improve your company’s bottom line.

We are excited to announce Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, for Corporate Sustainability Strategies, is chairing and heading the 2020 Energy Manager Summit. This all-encompassing event is focused strictly on energy and how to gain efficiency. The agenda is packed with tons of out-of-the-box sessions designed to elevate the conversation from engaging to actionable, networking opportunities to build on professional relationships, and an intimate setting to learn and exchange in both private and group meetings.


This event brings top suppliers and solution providers together with Energy Management Professionals for 3.5 days of high-level information sharing that will impact the way energy is consumed in commercial buildings.



  • Internet of Things innovations
  • Smart software strategies
  • Data analytics and how to finance energy efficiency projects


Exchange – Boardroom presentations with vendors offering trends and technology to improve energy efficiency and building performance.


Engage – 1-to-1 meetings with leading manufacturers & service providers.


Learn – Keynote and panel discussions give you the opportunity to learn from leading experts in energy management and building operations.


Network – Share best practices with your peers and build relationships that will last long after the event.


This is FULLY HOSTED EVENT for approved attendees. In appreciation for time spent out of office, attendees will receive complimentary airfare, lodging, meals, registration costs, and best of all a stellar CEU educational curriculum.


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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.


  • 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.

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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.