The Business Case for Healthy Buildings in a Post-COVID Era

The Business Case for Healthy Buildings in a Post-COVID Era

Healthy Economy Forum by presented by USGBC

 

Healthy people in healthy places equals a healthy economy.

 

The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come – on the economy, on people, and on our way of life. Join Corporate Sustainability Strategies and industry leaders as we share our knowledge on “The Business Case for Healthy Buildings in a Post-COVID Era.”

 

The world we return to might look nothing like the one we’ve left behind. To support the global recovery, our ideas must be relevant to people and scalable across different building types, new markets and diverse contexts throughout the world. This requires new steps, discipline of measuring our progress and disruptive thinking.

 

USGBC is outlining a series of actions and priorities that will support the global recovery effort and leverage the power of our community to shape a healthier future for all.

 

Building Operations Session: The Business Case for Healthy Buildings in a Post-COVID Era

 

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Date & Time

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

11:30 AM ET

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Healthy Economy Forum by USGBC will answer questions such as:

  • How will we build a healthier, more sustainable future for current and future generations?
  • How can we enhance our current design, construction, and operational strategies to ensure our spaces are healthy?
  • How will we remain resilient against future threats to our global health, like climate change?
  • How do we communicate the risk, health, and safety of places where people live, work, learn and play?
  • How can we ensure the trust people have in feeling safe and healthy in the spaces where they live, work, learn, and play?
  • How do we increase confidence in healthy places through planning, measurement, and recognition?
  • How do we demonstrate the health and economic impact of our spaces?
  • How will we rebuild our economy and replace unprecedented job losses around the world?
  • Which partner organizations or policymakers can join us on this vision? Who is missing from this conversation?

 

Full Schedule

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

11:00 AM ET Forum convenes

6:00 PM ET Forum adjourns

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

11:00 AM ET Forum convenes

6:00 PM ET Forum adjourns

 

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2020 Better Buildings Summit Goes Virtual

2020 Better Buildings Summit Goes Virtual

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Summit is now a Virtual Leadership Symposium

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.

Join us June 8-11, 2020 for 4 days of timely webinars and peer exchanges with fellow industry stakeholders and experts. The event is free to attend.

 

Why Participate?

  • Discover what’s next in emerging technologies, resiliency planning, and workforce development.
  • Share and discuss successful approaches utilized by Better Buildings, Better Plants partners facing the same challenges as your organization.
  • Grow your network and make connections with industry peers, technical experts, and other Better Buildings partners and Allies.
  • Explore future opportunities to achieve greater energy, water, and waste efficiency in your organization.

 

Who Participates?

Over the last 4 years, over 3,000 professionals from public, private, and industrial sector organizations have attended the Summit. Attendees typically include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Building Owners, Managers, and Operators
  • Facility and Energy Managers
  • Leaders, Policy Advisors, Decision Makers
  • Sustainability Directors
  • Engineers
  • City Managers and Officials

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Corporate Sustainability Strategies Appointed Green Lease Leaders Supporting Partner

Corporate Sustainability Strategies Appointed Green Lease Leaders Supporting Partner

Corporate Sustainability Strategies Appointed Green Lease Leaders Supporting Partner by U.S. Department of Energy Better Building Alliance and Institute for Market Transformation

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., (Feb. 11, 2019) – Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS), a sustainability and operations consulting firm specialized in driving enhanced financial returns by designing and implementing cost effective, value creating sustainability strategies, announced they have been appointed as a Green Lease Leaders (GLL) Supporting Partner by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Alliance and Institute for Market Transformation (IMT).

DOE’s Better Building Alliance and IMT initiated the GLL program in 2013 by to define green or “energy-aligned” leases; recognize pioneering tenants and property owners who add energy and water-saving clauses to their leases; recognize real estate brokers who facilitate green lease transactions; and drive higher building energy performance in commercial, retail, and industrial buildings.

Historically, real estate owners and tenants have had difficulty integrating sustainability into the lease process due to tension between owners and tenants over responsibilities and cost-sharing arrangements.  The GLL program is helping to break through these barriers by proving that a wide variety of companies are already incorporating green lease language into their portfolio and by demonstrating replicable solutions that can be employed by others.

As a GLL Supporting Partner, CSS will work to advance the goals of the program with clients and other audiences.  GLL recognizes forward-thinking companies and real estate practitioners who break down barriers to high-performance buildings by revolutionizing leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability.  Currently, there are 31 recognized GLL organizations, representing over 1 billion SF of commercial space and $24M annual energy cost savings.

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About Corporate Sustainability Strategies: Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS) is an independent commercial real estate sustainability and operations consulting firm, passionate about results.  Services are client-centric, focused on driving enhanced financial, environmental, social and governance outcomes by designing and implementing cost effective sustainability strategies.  Cumulatively, CSS clients represent over $100B in Assets under Managements and 500M sf of real estate.  To date, client savings exceeds $30M.  Clients include office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hotel, storage, healthcare, and development asset types.

For more information, visit www.corporatesustainabilitystrategies.com.

About Green Lease Leaders: Green Lease Leaders recognizes forward-thinking companies and real estate practitioners who break down barriers to high-performance buildings by revolutionizing leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability.

For more information, visit www.greenleaseleaders.com.

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Elevating Sustainability to the Next Level: BOMA’s Water and Waste Challenge

Elevating Sustainability to the Next Level: BOMA’s Water and Waste Challenge

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven selected to participate as an industry leader for BOMA’s Water and Waste Challenge (W2): Elevating Sustainability to the Next Level discussion at the 2019 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Annual Conference and Expo.

Session Date and Time

Monday, June 24
9:30 – 10:30 AM

Location

Salt Lake Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

About BOMA Annual Conference and Expo

Every Building Needs Its Hero, Every Hero Needs BOMA

Prepare for an event that will take your career to the next level. Meet the most important people in commercial real estate on June 22–25, 2019. See the latest innovative products and services designed to make your building run more efficiently and get your tenancy to max capacity. You’ll learn from the best by day, with plenty of opportunities for evening networking. In just three days, you’ll gain the momentum you need to optimize your building operations and elevate your career.

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.

 

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

Panelists

  • 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.

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