Program Detail

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Washington, DC
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


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Morning: 7:30am – 8:30am8:30am – 10:00am10:15am – 11:15am11:30am – 12:25pm
Afternoon: 12:30pm – 2:00pm2:15pm – 3:15pm3:25pm – 4:20pm4:30pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
Registration Open: 7:30am – 8:30am
Opening Breakfast with Speakers and Advisory Council
7:30am – 8:30am   -   Atrium
Resource Pavilion Open
Meet members of the 2015 Summit Advisory Council, Guest Speakers, Sponsors, and other Summit attendees over coffee and a delicious continental breakfast. Come early for this great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.
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General Session – The Impact of Advanced Technology on Building Efficiency
8:30am – 10:00am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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Chip Akridge
Akridge
Description: John E. (Chip) Akridge, III will open the Summit with an inspiring account of the journey Akridge has undertaken to slash 40% of their energy costs across a portfolio of 28 buildings. By providing a rich environment for development and implementation of new technologies, Akridge has differentiated their properties as Class A+, high-tech, sustainable, and energy efficient. This formula has paid off for Akridge in terms of commanding premium rents, increasing investor value, and being a market leader in development, construction, and management of their buildings. Chip will share his philosophy and vision for Akridge, and emphasize how technology and operational efficiencies have contributed to that mission.

Akridge is recognized as a leading regional commercial real estate services firm that has produced Class A office, mixed-use and industrial/flex space throughout the region. Defined by its stability and innovative experience, Akridge is a full service firm with more than 100 employees providing leadership and management in acquisition, development, construction management, asset and property management, leasing, marketing and consulting services, and third-party project management.

GENERAL SESSION PANEL
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Description: This dynamic panel of international leaders from government, real estate, and technology will address the importance of energy efficient buildings from both an economic and environmental perspective. We'll discuss how advanced technology is transforming buildings into intelligent environments, debate the role of government in mandatory benchmarking, present the business case for system integration, discuss how data and analytics is changing the real estate business, and outline the challenges and obstacles facing real estate owners on the path to energy efficiency.

John Gilbert
Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Dan Probst
JLL

Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

Maria Tikoff Vargas
US Department of Energy

Darlene Pope
CoR Advisors
Education Sessions: 10:15am – 11:15am
A1 - Innovative Methods of Offsetting Energy Costs and Generating Revenue
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: Green is good for the environment, but it also has to be good for business. How do you embrace energy efficiency in a way that not only reduces energy costs, but also generates income for your property? This session will discuss innovative methods of monetizing your sustainability efforts, including demand response programs, solar energy production, on-site power, revised leasing terms, and new real estate service models to offer owners and investors. Real estate veterans and solution providers will share their experiences and creative ideas for improving NOI through energy efficiency.

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Speakers:
David Borchardt, Senior Advisor, CoR Advisors

Jeffrey Grejda, Regional Director, 5 - The Energy Advisory and Brokerage Firm
Mark Manthy, Business Development Manager, Astrum Solar, a Direct Energy Company
Brad A. Molotsky, LEED AP O+M, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brandywine Realty Trust

B1 - The Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings®
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: What are the steps needed in undertaking a comprehensive energy management program for your building or portfolio of buildings? How can you ensure consistent results across properties, and how do you verify savings? This distinguished panel of building operators and technology providers will walk you through a step-by-step process for incorporating energy efficiency into your properties – from initial energy assessments and benchmarking through system retrofits and continuous commissioning. Learn how to determine priorities and primary business drivers and how to get projects approved internally. Speakers will share case studies, challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way.
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Speakers:
Tim O'Donald RPA, CPM®, President, Harbor East Management Group

Mike Cain, Account Executive, Boland
Gail Fast, President, Carrollsburg, A Condominium
Steve Harrison, BOMA Fellow, RPA, FMA, LEED Green Associate, Managing Director Facilities & Sustainability, PARMENTER
Scott Tew, Executive Director, CEES, Ingersoll Rand

C1 - Deep Energy Retrofits in Government Facilities
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: There is evidence that deep energy retrofits achieve greater energy savings and benefits -- at equal or lower cost -- than conventional, shallow retrofits. In 2014, GSA awarded close to $200 million worth of energy savings performance contracts as part of its contribution to the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, in order to improve energy efficiency at Federal buildings at no up-front cost to taxpayers. Thirty-two of the GSA federal buildings, totaling nearly 20 million square feet, participated in the challenge. These projects yield about $15 million in annual savings from energy and water reduction, averaging 38% reduction in utility costs. How did they do it? What were some of the technologies used? Speakers will provide case studies that demonstrate how to achieve maximum energy savings through technology adoption, process improvements, and best practices that can be used in both the public and private sector.
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Speakers:
Zach Dobelbower, Program Manager, DC Department of General Services

Kevin Kampschroer, Federal Director, US General Services Administration
Kinga Porst, CEM, LEED-AP, Sustainability Program Advisor, U.S. General Services Administration
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

D1 - Developing Efficient Buildings of the Future... Today!
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: The importance of managing energy use, maximizing efficiency, and reducing costs has become critical both economically and environmentally. Smart systems, combined with smart data and analytics, are transforming the way we design and operate buildings. This session will address the integration challenges facing the building industry, demonstrate how advanced laboratory testing can demo, measure, and verify energy performance data before installing in your facility, and explain how smart data can fill the gap between the operational layer and the business layer of buildings. Learn how Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s FLEXLAB is studying integrated systems and intelligent controls by conducting detailed testing under realistic climate and operating conditions, and how smart data is revolutionizing building operations.
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Speakers:
John K Scott, BOMA Fellow, RPA, Senior Executive Managing Director, Colliers International Tampa Bay Florida, Central Florida, Southwest Florida
Rahul Chopra, Corporate Development, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Andrew P. Keller, M.S., DBA, Senior Principal Campus Site Planner, Genentech Inc.
Cindy Regnier, P.E., FLEXLAB Executive Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Anno Scholten, President, Connexx Energy
Education Sessions: 11:30am – 12:25pm
A2 - Unlocking the Energy Efficiency Investment Opportunity
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: What are the key barriers to driving energy efficiency investments in existing commercial buildings? This session will outline the investment opportunities available for all property types, and discuss how defining and managing the right sustainability metrics are crucial to unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit potential. Speakers will educate investors and asset managers on how they can create the right practices, conditions, and incentives to improve energy efficiency across their portfolios. Learn how to encourage sustainability in property investment and management practices to achieve the best possible financial, environmental, and social results.

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Speakers:
Ari Frankel, LEED AP O&M, Head of ESG Strategy, Real Estate, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Beth Heider AIA LEED AP BD+C, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA Inc.
Sara Neff, MBA, LEED AP, Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Chuck Piccirillo, Group Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA

B2 - Creating Smart Buildings:  Automation, Integration, Optimization
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: You’ve done all the basic energy retrofits… now what? This session will discuss the next steps in turning your building into a smart building -- from building automation systems, to integration of multiple operating systems, to full building optimization. What are the additional benefits and value gained by integrating access control, HVAC, lighting, and other systems? How can today’s advanced technologies transform your building into an ultra-efficient, intelligent property that can optimize its own operations and cost savings? You’ll hear from the industry’s top building owners and technology providers how to take energy management to the next level, along with case studies, cost/benefit analyses, and ROI models.
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Speakers:
Alex Dews, LEED AP, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Green Building Council

Mike DeNamur, Sales & Marketing Leader - Intelligent Building Technologies, United Technologies - Building & Intelligent Systems
Tom Myers, Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Shannon Smith, CEO, Abundant Power

C2 - The Impacts of Benchmarking on Government and Business
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: Major cities and counties across the U.S. are beginning to pass benchmarking laws requiring both public and private sector buildings greater than 50,000 s.f. to benchmark their energy use and report it for public disclosure. This session will discuss the basic tenets of these policies, provide insights into the stakeholder process behind the law, and outline some of the resources available to support building owners and managers in this process. Panelists will share their thoughts on the role of energy benchmarking on driving energy efficiency improvements, whether through operational adjustments or capital investments, and on business operations as a whole. Lawmakers are counting on these laws to spur market transformation and reward those that pursue energy cost saving measures – is it working? What are the positive and negative impacts of benchmarking for government and business?
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Speakers:
Jean Lupinacci, Branch Chief, US EPA

Marshall D. Duer-Balkind, Program Manager, Energy Benchmarking, District of Columbia Department of the Environment
John Supp, C.E.M., Director, Account Management, DCSEU
Michelle Vigen, Senior Energy Planner, Montgomery County

D2 - Strategies and Solutions for Enterprise Energy Management
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: Advanced technologies and operational data are valuable tools facility managers can use to maintain tenant comfort and satisfaction, improve performance, streamline maintenance and operations, and lower costs. But what strategies and solutions provide the greatest benefits for corporate and enterprise energy management? How do intelligent building technologies support your energy management and sustainability programs? This session will discuss some of the most common energy management “myths” and provide action plans that facility management teams can use today – and build on tomorrow – to increase efficiency, improve occupant comfort, and reduce energy costs.
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Speakers:
Stephen P. Sakach, CFM CPE, Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Management and Service Programs, GSA

Robert J. Dixon, Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Industry Affairs, Building Performance & Sustainability, Siemens Building Technologies
Seema Wadhwa, Assistant Vice President Sustainability and Wellness, Inova Health System
Tom Willie, CEO, Blue Pillar
Danny Yu, CEO, Daintree Networks
Keynote Luncheon & Case Study Presentation: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Cushman & Wakefield Shares Vision For Building Optimization

Gary Graham, LEED AP, CEM
Cushman & Wakefield
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Description: Gary Graham, Director of Energy Management for Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Occupier & Investor Services, will take us through the last 20 years of advancements in building management and operations, highlight the technologies that are driving energy efficiency today, and provide a vision into where the industry is going in the future. Gary will share his experiences in identifying owner and occupier needs, researching energy management solutions, determining the value proposition to all stakeholders, and developing a plan of action.
Education Sessions: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
A3 - Funding, Financing, and Valuating Energy Retrofits
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: Energy efficiency directly affects cash flow, improves net operating income, and increases the asset value of a property. But how are you going to pay for the upgrades you need, and how can you justify the expense based on payback periods and ROI? How do you determine the net value of energy efficiency? This session will discuss how to valuate energy efficiency initiatives, calculate total return on investment, and review creative funding and financing methods – such as utility rebates, tax incentives, on-bill financing, PACE, and other options.

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Speakers:
Michael Bendewald, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

John T. Forester, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Energy & Sustainability, Reit Management & Research LLC
Bracken Hendricks, CEO, Urban Ingenuity/DC PACE Commercial

B3 - Extracting the Most Value From Data and Analytics
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: It’s all about the data. Being able to collect and analyze real time data in buildings is critical to being able to operate them in the most comfortable and efficient manner. This visibility allows the building operator to make immediate improvements and capture cost savings that might otherwise go unnoticed. In addition, operational data can provide valuable fault detection and diagnostics that enable operators to identify and correct issues or failures before they happen. What data do you need? What do you do with all that data? How much data is too much data? This session will discuss how to extract the most value from building data and analytics for optimum performance and savings.
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Speakers:
Tommy Russo, Chief Technology Officer, Akridge

Russ Agrusa, President and CEO, ICONICS
Kevin Binnie, Director, Product Management, CopperTree Analytics Inc.
Marty Newhouse, Senior Manager, Accenture Sustainability Services, Accenture
Leo O'Loughlin, Senior V.P., Energy & Sustainability, JLL

C3 - Goals and Successes of the Better Buildings Challenge
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: Leading U.S. companies and organizations, along with state and local governments, are taking the Better Buildings Challenge and committing to reduce the energy used across their building portfolios by 20% or more over ten years. Hear how real estate owners and managers are using the BBC to drive energy efficiency in their buildings, and learn about some of the solutions they use to drive millions of dollars in new investment and savings. Speakers from both the public and private sector will share how they draw on energy efficiency technologies, business practices, and partnerships to save money on utility bills, create new jobs, and improve their organization’s competitiveness.
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Speakers:
Sarah Zaleski, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Eugenia Gregorio, LEED AP BD & C, Director of Corporate Responsibility, The Tower Companies
Lisa Lin, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Manager, City of Houston
Sara Schoen, Building Technologies Office Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

D3 - Corporate Sustainability Success: How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – and Save Money
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: What are the keys to corporate sustainability success? Expert panelists will outline their comprehensive energy and sustainability management programs focused on measuring, verifying, and reducing their carbon footprint – and the impact sustainability has on reducing overall energy costs. Learn how to create a partnership between building management, solution providers, and tenants to implement energy conservation measures that reduce GHG emissions, save money, and mitigate the business risks of climate change.
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Speakers:
David Borchardt, Senior Advisor, CoR Advisors

Renee S. Davlin, Assistant Director - Corporate Real Estate, Principal Financial Group
Joseph J. Galambos, Portfolio Energy Manager, JLL
Mike Nicholus, Global Operations Environment Director, Accenture
Jordan Ramer, President, EV Connect
Education Sessions: 3:25pm – 4:20pm
A4 - Assessing the Real Value of Ratings and Certification
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: What value does building energy certification offer the building owner/property manager beyond a plaque on the wall? Some may think there is little value since they believe their properties are already efficient enough. Others may not care because their tenants are paying for the building’s energy costs. But a growing number of owners and managers are finding that tenants actually care about being in an energy efficient, green building -- and that ratings drive awareness, action, and revenue. This panel will discuss the real value of energy ratings and certification, the reasons why one should pursue them, what they really mean in terms of energy savings or revenue growth, and an honest assessment of when a certification is not justified.

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Speakers:
Nicholas E. Stolatis, CPM, RPA, LEED AP, Senior Director - Global Sustainability, TIAA-CREF

Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
Karen Penafiel, VP, Advocacy, Codes & Standards, BOMA International
David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

B4 - The Internet of Things And Its Impact on Smart Buildings
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming the next technology “mega-trend,” with impacts across every sector of business. By connecting billions of every day devices to the internet and sharing information, there is a whole new world of interconnectivity and complexity to manage. What are the impacts of the IoT on buildings and on the way those facilities interact with their occupants? How will the merging of the physical and digital worlds and machine to machine communications contribute to the advancement of smart buildings? This panel will analyze the impact of the IoT on building operations and discuss the challenges and opportunities it creates for both building owners and consumers.
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Speakers:
Mike Smith, VP - Building Technology Services Group, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

David Doll, Industry Principal, Facility and Energy Management, OSIsoft
Bertrand Lasternas, Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
James M. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Cimetrics

C4 - Using Smart Meters and Analytics to Drive Energy Savings
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: Smart meters can provide entry-level insights and energy efficiency through the analysis of interval data. There is a huge untapped potential for analytics-enabled operations and maintenance programs that will drive energy efficiency and savings. This session will discuss how gaining access to smart meter data – or other real time energy monitoring tools -- can significantly help government and commercial accounts who may not currently be managing their energy use. Hear how state and local governments are teaming with utilities and private sector enterprises to help building owners gain visibility and take control of their energy usage on a large scale.
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Speakers:
Shelby Buso, Director of Sustainability, Central Atlanta Progress

Sam Brooks, Founder and Managing Director, ClearRock
Karen Lefkowitz, Vice President, Business Transformation & CISO, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Daniel A. Seligman, Policy Development Manager, Maryland Energy Administration

D4 - Aligning Energy Conservation Efforts Among Owners, Managers, Brokers, and Tenants
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: Energy benchmarking and disclosure of building ratings are affecting the perception and valuation of properties, and that’s impacting the marketing and leasing of space. Environmentally conscious clients are demanding “smart” office spaces that allow them to actively manage energy use in support of their corporate sustainability goals. Learn how brokers and tenants are working together up front to identify and select buildings based on sustainability features, and how to manage ongoing behavior once they are in. Creative approaches such as “green” lease conditions, building challenges and competitions, brokering for sustainability, financial incentives, and employee recognition programs can also drive tenant engagement in energy efficiency measures. You’ll hear from owners, managers, brokers, and tenants on how to align energy conservation efforts so everyone wins.
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Moderator:

Speakers:
Scott Pomeroy, Sustainability Manager, DowntownDC Business Improvement District

Jeffrey Lesk, DC Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLC
Jessica Long, Sustainability Manager, The JBG Companies
Sally Wilson, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Town Hall Meeting: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Town Hall Meeting – "What's Next: Future of Efficient Buildings"
Description: Some of the world’s leading visionaries from the real estate, technology, and investor communities will share the stage in the Town Hall Meeting to discuss and debate some of the industry’s hottest topics in energy efficiency. Speakers include Dr. Nils Kok, CEO of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), John Baekelmans, CTO of Cisco, Dr. Emma Stewart, Head of Sustainability Solutions for AutoDesk, and Tommy Russo, CTO of Akridge. They will engage in an open, unscripted, and candid forum to tackle topics such as the internet of things, net zero energy buildings, smart cities, the value of sustainability to investors and shareholders, and the future of green buildings.

John Baekelmans
Cisco

Nils Kok
GRESB

Tommy Russo
Akridge

Emma Stewart, PhD
Autodesk
Closing Reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Closing Reception
5:30pm – 7:00pm   -   Atrium
Resource Pavilion Open

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*Schedule subject to change