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

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.

National Advisory Council: Health and Wellness Strategies for CRE (by invitation only)

National Advisory Council: Health and Wellness Strategies for CRE (by invitation only)

Presented by Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference & Expo

 

 

Session Information

 

Open to BOMA’s National Advisory Council members and invited guests only.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated what had already been a growing interest in health and wellness in building design, operations, and tenant workspaces. However, evaluating the information and options for healthier, safer buildings can be a daunting task. A panel of wellness experts and industry practitioners will discuss health and wellness trends, resources, technologies, tenant expectations, costs, certifications, and more. Learn how CRE is embracing the health and wellness revolution and hear recommendations for evaluating and incorporating health and wellness strategies for your buildings, your tenants, and your companies.

 

Discussion

  • What are the priority areas for health and wellness for you, your firm, your buildings, and your tenants?
  • What changes are tenants expecting in building operations and workplaces? How can building owners and managers help tenants optimize their spaces?
  • What recommendations/upgrades/changes are short-term? Long term?
  • How are owners and managers evaluating the many new technologies and products that have been developed to achieve a healthier and safer workplace? Which are fads and which are real? How do you evaluate cost, practicality, and effectiveness?
  • How important is health and wellness certification, and what are the options? Is there a need for third-party validation and labeling?
  • How will the current public health crisis revolutionize healthy building design over the coming years?
  • What are the best resources for CRE health and wellness trends? How do you stay up to date on trends and share best practices?

 

Panel

 

When

October 8, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

Where

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

 

More Information & Registration

 

 

About BOMA National Advisory Council

BOMA’s National Advisory Council is an exclusive network of senior commercial real estate professionals. The NAC is focused on discussing the most pressing issues impacting companies with large regional, national, and international portfolios while acting as a leadership sounding board for BOMA. Council members are drawn from the nation’s largest companies that develop, own, and/or manage commercial real estate and represent skill sets in every discipline of real estate ownership and management. The members come together twice a year to share perspectives, advance policy recommendations, and learn from each other; however, NAC provides a year-round forum for members to engage in problem-solving and business discussions.  (Membership is by invitation only, NAC members only)

 

About BOMA International Conference & Expo

This year’s theme “Boom. Everything’s Different” speaks to the immense disruption, change, and opportunity that today’s commercial real estate professionals are navigating. The BOMA 2021 education program has been designed with the challenges of this moment in mind, offering more than 40 sessions on relevant topics like the evolving workplace, workforce development, and emerging technologies. Organized across eight distinct focus areas, attendees can customize their itinerary and select topics corresponding with their own educational needs. Whether it’s exposure to new technology, tips for increasing asset performance, or a fresh approach to a frequent tenant issue, seasoned industry veterans and emerging professionals alike can expect to learn something new at BOMA 2021.

 

About BOMA International

Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for more than 100 years, it represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations, and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

Sustainability Strategies for a Tenant Controlled or Net Lease World

Sustainability Strategies for a Tenant Controlled or Net Lease World

Presented by Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference & Expo

 

 

Session Information

Tenants are increasingly not only looking for the best located, well-built buildings, but also for how they can meet their own sustainability objectives without sacrificing business success.

 

Focus

  • Addressing challenges and opportunities to support greater ESG outcomes in net leased, tenant-controlled environments
  • Best practices for addressing utility data and efficiency upgrades
  • Leveraging opportunities for sustainability within distribution, warehouse, and logistics real estate (which also applies to any net leased asset – retail, office, mixed-use)

 

Panel

 

When

October 8, 2021

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Where

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

 

More Information & Registration

 

 

About BOMA International Conference & Expo

This year’s theme “Boom. Everything’s Different” speaks to the immense disruption, change, and opportunity that today’s commercial real estate professionals are navigating. The BOMA 2021 education program has been designed with the challenges of this moment in mind, offering more than 40 sessions on relevant topics like the evolving workplace, workforce development, and emerging technologies. Organized across eight distinct focus areas, attendees can customize their itinerary and select topics corresponding with their own educational needs. Whether it’s exposure to new technology, tips for increasing asset performance, or a fresh approach to a frequent tenant issue, seasoned industry veterans and emerging professionals alike can expect to learn something new at BOMA 2021.

 

About BOMA International

Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for more than 100 years, it represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations, and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

ESG & DEI: Best Practices for Building Industry Applications

ESG & DEI: Best Practices for Building Industry Applications

Presented by National Institute of Building Sciences, Building Innovation 2021: Virtual Edition

 

Program

Discover how environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and governance transparency are translating into integrated actions throughout the real estate community.

From planning around benchmarking and reporting to determining how to integrate DEI into the workplace and supply chains, participants will take away actionable ideas for their own ESG and DEI efforts.

 

Expert Panel

 

When

September 28, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM ET

 

Where

Virtual

 

REGISTER

Use code  SPEAKER10 for 10% off

 

Why Attend

There’s no other event that brings together this unique set of individuals–government agencies, contractors, the private sector, architects, scientists and more–to improve the built environment. The conference will cover three hot topics in the built environment over three days with expert-led sessions.  Earn AIA-approved CES/HSW credits for conference attendance. Topics include:

  • Resilience – NIBS and the American Institute of Architects define resiliency as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Between the pandemic and a growing number of catastrophic natural disasters, the built environment is at the forefront. Disasters are expensive, but most destruction can be prevented with cost-effective mitigation and advanced planning. New and existing practices must be developed or changed through research, advocacy, and education. A special focus will be placed on ensuring the resilience of the nation’s building stock, covering topics in the built environment relating to resilience due to climate change, natural hazard risks, and sustainability efforts.
  • Technology – New and advanced technologies rapidly are developed and deployed across the building industry, with major potential shifts in how the industry conducts day-to-day business. In addition to research and development into new technologies, the industry must be prepared for how these technologies will be adopted and utilized. NIBS is working to prepare the industry for new opportunities, as well as promote advanced, efficient, and safe structures. Building Innovation 2021 will showcase these advanced technologies and practices and highlight how the industry can best prepare for their adoption and deployment.
  • Workforce – The building industry faces many workforce challenges, from skills gaps to labor shortages. Today’s building workforce requires unprecedented technological, social, cultural, political, and economic savvy — all at a time when fewer individuals are entering the trades industry. Through various projects and its councils and committees, NIBS is working to address head-on these challenges. Activities in this space include showcasing career opportunities in the building industry; supporting better credentials and reducing uncertainty in the credentialing space; and, supporting continuing education and retraining opportunities for trades workers. Building Innovation 2021 will highlight this critical challenge for the industry, as well as opportunities for advancing the building workforce to meet 21st century needs.

 

About National Institute of Building Sciences

NIBS is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports advances in building science and technology. They were established by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. Congress recognized the need for an organization to serve as an interface between government and the private sector – one that serves as a resource to those who plan, design, procure, construct, use, operate, maintain, renovate, and retire physical facilities.