Education Partners

CoR Advisors would like to thank the education and association partners listed below for their participation and support of the 2015 Building Energy Summit. These groups have been instrumental in helping us promote the event within the industry and contributing to its success.


The Downtown BID is a non-profit organization that works to improve Downtown DC’s public environment, economy and social equity. Our goal is to create a vibrant, inviting and smart place where people from all walks of life are able to explore, create and share remarkable urban experiences that inspire and revitalize.

More than 800 commercial properties comprise the Downtown BID area within the boundaries of the National Mall on the south, Massachusetts Avenue (including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center) on the north, Louisiana Avenue on the east and the White House and 16th Street on the west. The Downtown BID area encompasses the Gallery Place, Chinatown, Federal Triangle, Franklin Square, McPherson Square, Midtown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods. downtowndc.org




The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. boma.org




BOMI International was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, independent educational institute to fulfill the need for a higher level of training and expertise in the property and facility management profession. Over the years, we have become the trusted source for education in the property and facility industries. Currently, many employers require our credentials for new employees and, in many cases, make it mandatory for job promotions.

Our programs do not require any kind of membership and are open to anyone who plays a role in property and facility management. bomi.org




The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.

The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. caba.org




The District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) is the professional association representing both the commercial and residential real estate industries in the nation’s capital. Its membership of nearly 500 companies and organizations comprises several thousand real estate professionals. Association members are engaged in all aspects of real estate development and include developers, general contractors, architects and engineers, lenders, attorneys, brokers, title companies, utility companies, community development organizations and other industry members. dcbia.org




The DC BID Council is an association of the business improvement districts in Washington DC. It is open to all existing and forming BIDs in the District of Columbia. Activities are funded by contributions from the member BIDs. dcbidcouncil.org




Our name, EcoDistricts, sums up our shared vision for creating sustainable cities from the neighborhood up. As a nationally-expanded 501(c)3 organization, our larger scope is designed to better serve you, the growing number of innovative practitioners and policymakers who are making a demonstrable impact in your communities and helping to grow the global green neighborhood movement. ecodistricts.org




The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization promoting energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. IMT's work addresses market failures that inhibit investment in energy efficiency and sustainability in the building sector. imt.org




The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing.

An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors. irem.org




In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Thirteen Nobel prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Seventy Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. lbl.gov




NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking, leading educational programs, research on industry trends and innovations and strong legislative representation. NAIOP actively advocates for the commercial real estate industry and responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live. NAIOP members are engaged as principals in all segments of the commercial real estate industry. Our network of over 50 strong and growing Chapters connects our member nationwide.

NAIOP Maryland/DC is the leading organization for those involved in all areas of commercial real estate in Washington, DC, Montgomery, Prince George's and Frederick Counties in Maryland. Founded in 1990 NAIOP Maryland/DC's rapidly growing membership represents the region's leading firms involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. Our Chapter offers exceptional educational programming, networking opportunities and legislative advocacy. NAIOP Maryland/DC offers significant benefits to our members. naiopmddc.org




Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, non-partisan nonprofit that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources. Co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, its Chairman Emeritus and Chief Scientist, RMI now has approximately 80 full-time staff, annual operations of $16 million, and a global reach and reputation.

RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables. We employ rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. We then convene and collaborate with diverse partners—business, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and military—to accelerate and scale solutions. rmi.org




The Smart Cities Council is an advisor and market accelerator. We promote the move to smart, sustainable cities. We contribute to our Partners' business success through advocacy and action.

We envision a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. smartcitiescouncil.com




USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. usgbc.org





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Defining and accelerating the business of sustainability

GreenBiz provides clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices. greenbiz.com
 



Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors. navigantresearch.com