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


  • 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.

Why Smart-Building Wellness Programs Are Smart

Why Smart-Building Wellness Programs Are Smart

GlobeSt Report

“Walraven says we’re only at the beginning of a massive technological shift in the CRE history, and smart buildings and wellness are just beginning to catch on.”

Smart-building wellness programs are about employee and tenant comfort, which leads to increased productivity and more profitability for everyone, panelists on Realcomm’s Smart Building Wellness webinar told attendees Tuesday. The webinar demonstrated how technology plays a major role in healthy intelligent buildings and best practices for a wellness program.

Brenna at the 2017 Smart Building Energy Summit

The Building Energy Summit® is an annual conference designed to educate building owners and operators on energy efficient technologies and solutions, collaborate on best practices, share successful case studies, and provide the resources needed to take action.

This year’s Summit focuses on the integration of new technologies into building operations — from smart building solutions, to advanced data and analytics, to cloud based monitoring and controls. Senior real estate executives will join technology and energy experts to present new approaches to efficiency in buildings, as well as the added benefits associated with creating a better workplace.

Highlights of the 2017 Building Energy Summit®:

  • Keynote presentations by nationally renowned speakers
  • Case study presentations of the smartest, most energy efficient buildings
  • 16 educational sessions in 4 different tracks, featuring leading building owners, technology leaders, and energy experts
  • Multiple networking events to meet and collaborate with other attendees
  • Resource Pavilion with best in class solution and technology providers
  • Join us on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC at the industry’s premier event for owners and operators of energy efficient buildings!

Brenna Walraven is speaking on “Building  Performance that Pays – Insights from the 1st IREM Energy  Efficiency Survey”.

Come by and be a part of this informative session!

Executive Summary

As more real estate professionals are realizing, energy information is powerful. Data on a building’s energy demand and consumption helps control expenses and position the property for success in the market. Tenants have become savvy about the operating costs of the spaces they lease—and the relative affordability of energy-efficient real estate compared to conventional alternatives.

The industry has reached a point where those knowledgeable of energy efficiency and the power of energy information pursue reductions in energy use as part of normal operating procedures. How widespread is the practice of improving building energy performance? The IREM Energy Efficiency Survey, developed in collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), sought to answer these questions. Just as data on an individual building allows a property management team to pursue actions and projects to improve performance, IREM and IMT intend to use survey data to inform the development of programs and resources to help the industry advance. IREM will also provide survey data to the market to allow real estate owners and managers to assess their own practices, perceptions, skills, and knowledge. While the survey addressed a variety of topics related to energy management, this report focuses on energy efficiency finance using relevant survey results, as well as commentary from industry experts, to support the narrative.

MORE ON THIS EVENT HERE: http://2017.buildingenergysummit.com/

Purchase the survey here: http://www.irem.org/resources/store/product/1181E