Program Detail

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 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
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7:30am – 8:30am   -   Atrium
Resource Pavilion Open
Meet members of the 2016 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.
General Session: 8:30am – 10:00am
GENERAL SESSION PANEL - “Real Estate Beyond The Digital Age”
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Description: Bricks and mortar just doesn’t cut it anymore. Real estate has entered the digital age in the way it is operated – but more importantly, in the way it is experienced. The 2016 General Session features senior executives from Marriott, Cisco, and JLL who will present their vision of real estate beyond the digital age. These global visionaries will address the impact of transformational technologies impacting buildings today, such as real time data, operational analytics, smart buildings, integrated applications, the “internet of things”, and more. Learn how today’s disruptive technologies create an environment that is highly efficient, responds to the needs of the occupants, and redefines the overall end user experience.

Douglas Rath
Marriott International, Inc.

Maureen Ehrenberg

John Baekelmans

Darlene Pope
Education Sessions: 10:15am – 11:15am
A1 - What's Next: The Impact of COP21 on Global Sustainability Efforts
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: In December 2015, 196 countries assembled in Paris at COP21 and committed to reduce carbon emissions in order to help avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. But what happens next…and how should the private sector prepare? How does the threat of climate change impact our buildings and our cities and what do we need to do to respond? This panel will discuss the economic and environmental possibilities for energy efficiency in a post-Paris Accord world.


Michael Nicholus, Global Environment Director, Accenture

Mark Chambers, Sustainability + Energy Director, Government of the District of Columbia
Tom Di Liberto, Meteorologist, Innovim - NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dan Probst, Chairman – Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL
Michael Zatz, Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

B1 - Smart Buildings:  Redefining the Future Workplace Environment
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: Digital technology is transforming every aspect of modern life. In buildings, the convergence of information technology and connected systems opens up new applications for "smart buildings". Smart buildings provide an environment that is efficient, productive, comfortable, and secure through the use of technology, integrated systems, communications, and advanced controls. The results are improved energy efficiency, lower cost of operations and maintenance, higher tenant satisfaction, and an overall better workplace. Learn how to define the KPIs for a smart building, design the technology platform to support the building network, and deliver smart building applications and value.


Leo O'Loughlin, Senior Vice President, Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL

J. Christopher Larry, Director of Energy Engineering, exp US Services Inc.
Mark Pacelle, Sr. Director, Open Innovation, Philips Lighting
Owen Smith, Director, Energy Policy & Strategy, Ingersoll Rand

C1 - Success With Deep Energy Retrofits
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: Deep energy retrofits in buildings can be easier than you think! This session will demonstrate the success of major retrofit projects across the U.S. and Europe, drawing on the work of GSA, The Rocky Mountain Institute, Skanska, and energy services companies. You will hear about several GSA case studies, including a net-zero (energy and capital) project, a net-positive project in Europe, and a local 1995 building that achieved 60%+ reduction in energy consumption. These inspiring projects will demonstrate that major retrofits are worth the investment!


Kevin Kampschroer, Federal Director, GSA Chief Sustainability Officer, GSA

Nicole A Bulgarino, Senior Vice President, Ameresco
Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
Kinga Porst Hydras, Sustainability Program Design Expert, U.S. GSA

D1 - Scaling Energy Management Programs Across a Large Portfolio
10:15am – 11:15am   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: In order to ensure the success of a large scale energy program, organizations must make a commitment to planning, staffing, and funding. This session will walk you through the steps needed to analyze portfolio data for energy saving opportunities, how to prioritize initiatives based on payback, and how to align your efforts with a corporate environmental policy. Hear from leading real estate companies how they managed a comprehensive energy and sustainability program, along with the primary business drivers and ways to measure and report results.


James Gray-Donald, VP Sustainability, Bentall Kennedy

Ellen K. Bell, Manager, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
Renee Davlin, Assistant Director - Corporate Real Estate, Principal Financial Group
Joe Galambos, Portfolio Energy Manager, JLL
Billy Grayson, Director, Sustainability, Liberty Property Trust
Education Sessions: 11:30am – 12:25pm
A2 - The Changing Scope of the Energy Commodity
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: An effective energy management strategy isn’t just about reducing consumption. It’s about minimizing your exposure to risk, understanding how energy regulations and policies will impact your business, and driving profitability. Building owners need to have a plan for the management of power outside the building as well as inside. This session will discuss the complexities surrounding the critical electrical infrastructure and explain how incentives such as peak reduction and demand response react to market driven events. Explore the changing face of energy as a commodity, along with the evolution of micro-grids and the integration of alternative sources of energy.


Jim Landau, Asset Manager, MetLife

Brian K. Davis, Founding Partner, Urban Echo, LLC
Mark Manthy, Director of Business Development, SolarGaines
Kelly Sennatt, Director of Product Marketing, EnerNOC
Adam Zellner, President, Greener by Design

B2 - The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Building Operations
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) has launched a revolution in implementing new technologies and applications for buildings. The IoT for buildings creates a scalable, integrated automation network connecting millions of points of data from building systems, devices, and controls. The benefits of this approach include: detailed feedback of space utilization, tracking and measurement of equipment performance, predictive maintenance, trending and analytics, real-time operational data, and substantial energy savings. This session will discuss the impact of big data and the value of the IoT for buildings.


Benjamin Freas, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant

Terry Casey, CEO Europe, Intellastar
Dr. Igor Mezic, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Ecorithm
Tommy Russo, CTO, Akridge

C2 - Smart Cities:  District Scale Energy and Sustainability Planning
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Government
Description: Citywide energy and sustainability planning is a complex issue -- ranging from large campus initiatives to individual building retrofits. What methods can be used to inform decisions across a geographic district? How can you use data analysis and energy modeling to determine the effectiveness of policies, incentives, and investment strategies? What metrics can you track at a district scale, and how can you present that information to citizens and other stakeholders? Hear how the industry is tackling these issues, and learn how one new development project prioritized sustainability and energy delivery in the middle of Washington, DC.


Scott Pomeroy, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, DowntownDC Business Improvement District

Vatsal Bhatt, PhD, Director - Cities and Neighborhood Developments, U.S. Green Building Council
Sean C. Cahill, Senior Vice President Development, PGP Development
David Doll, Industry Principal, Facilities and Energy, OSIsoft
Roger Frechette III, Managing Principal, Interface Engineering

D2 - Managing a Global Smart Building Deployment
11:30am – 12:25pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: Implementing a global technology initiative across a large portfolio of properties requires vision, planning, and commitment. After the successful deployment of smart building technology at Microsoft’s U.S. campuses, Microsoft is now deploying the program across their international campuses. In a similar way, Hilton International is rolling out a global technology program to reduce energy consumption and enhance their overall customer experience. This session will outline how to define the business case, the steps needed to create a plan, the technologies implemented, and some of the challenges associated with deploying a global smart building project.


Brian Dean, VP & GM, Facilities Management, T Rowe Price

Russ Agrusa, President and CEO, ICONICS
Randy Gaines, VP, Operations & New Project Development, Americas, Hilton Worldwide
Darrell D. Smith, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Microsoft
Keynote Luncheon Case Study Presentation: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Pushing the Envelope: Taking Energy Efficiency to a Higher Level

James Thompson
John Hancock / Manulife Financial

CP Pitones
Yardi Systems
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Description: John Hancock’s property at 1100 New York Avenue in Washington, DC has earned many sustainability and energy efficiency accolades, including ENERGY STAR® designation and a BOMA Building of the Year award. These achievements set the stage for John Hancock’s next energy efficiency project, with an aggressive goal of reducing annual energy use by more than 710,000 kWh. James Thompson of John Hancock and CP Pitones of Yardi will discuss the innovative HVAC optimization solution that has exceeded the project’s original goals and saved the building more than $100K in the first year alone. Learn how the building integrated new software with an existing building automation system and added other upgrades for maximum efficiency and value.

USGBC Update

Brendan Owens
Description: Brendan Owens, Chief of Engineering for USGBC, will share an update on the latest version of LEED and provide a preview of how the market transformation mindset that LEED has employed over the past 15 years is influencing change in other industry sectors.
Education Sessions: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
A3 - Funding and Financing Energy Investments
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: Energy efficiency directly impacts cash flow and improves net operating income, but how do you pay for the upgrades you need and what's the ROI? This session will address how to valuate energy efficiency initiatives, calculate return on investment, and explore the various funding and financing options for your efficiency projects. Also, learn about the efforts of public and private investors to create a financial market for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and how this benefits building owners.


Brad A. Molotsky, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brandywine Realty Trust

Greg Fox, Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Energy Solutions, Constellation Energy
Karen Penafiel, VP, Advocacy, Codes & Standards, BOMA International
Anmol Vanamali, Financing Strategies Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Michelle Vigen, Senior Energy Planner, Montgomery County, Maryland

B3 - Using Data and Analytics to Make Better Operating Decisions
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: How do you use data to run your buildings better? In order to recognize value, operators need to get the right information from the building systems and equipment, along with real-time analytics to bridge the gap between the operational layer and the business layer. This session will demonstrate how to identify, collect, integrate, manage, and understand building data -- and how to turn it into actionable information. Hear from real estate owners and technology experts about how they are using operational data, analytics, trending, and diagnostics to make better operating decisions.


Kevin Fossum, Senior Vice President, Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Gina Anselmo, Energy Program Engineer, Forest City Realty Trust
Kevin Binnie, Director, Product Management, CopperTree Analytics Inc.
Consolato Gattuso, Vice President, Zeller Realty Group

C3 - Hot Topics and Critical Energy Issues
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Hot Topics
Description: To address rising energy costs as well as preserve our natural resources, it is essential that we examine every possible way to improve the efficiency of our buildings. In this session, speakers will provide insight and guidance on critical energy issues such as water conservation, the building envelope, and energy storage solutions. Learn about smart irrigation control for maximum water conservation, innovative envelope and insulation solutions, and energy storage as an important technology to consider as electrical generation, transmission, and distribution continue to change.


Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation

Evan Berger, Director of Energy Solutions, Calmac Corp.
Jeffrey L. Cacioppo, President & CEO, RAM USA
Mike Mason, President / CEO, Weathermatic

D3 - Portfolio Energy Management: Navigating Competing Interests and Funding
2:15pm – 3:15pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: Companies continue to deal with a shrinking pot of money that needs to be stretched across competing interests. How do you prioritize energy and sustainability initiatives amidst internal politics and other competing interests? What are the best technology upgrades that will deliver low-cost, no-cost improvements with quick payback periods? This session will address the ways to analyze a building portfolio for cost-effective energy efficiency measures, how to prioritize initiatives, and what the current economic climate means for those in charge of large portfolio decision making.


Vicki Worden, Executive Director, Green Building Initiative

Joe Berman, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Price Chopper/Market 32
John G. Johnston III, Sr. Manager Corporate Real Estate, The Home Depot
Todd Megrath, Executive Director of Sustainable Development, MGM Resorts International
Education Sessions: 3:25pm – 4:20pm
A4 - Valuation Methods for Sustainable High Performance Buildings
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Atrium Ballroom A
Track: Business / Finance
Description: There are different approaches to appraisals, as well as different processes that emphasize and de-emphasize the value created by high-performance projects. How to you effectively assess the sustainability performance of real assets? This session will explore tangible and intangible drivers, strategic components, definition and demonstration of useful calculations and valuation methodologies, as well as present a case study that highlights high-performance valuation as it pertains to energy and sustainability.


John K. Scott, Senior Executive Managing Director, Colliers International

David Borchardt, VP Development, Lerner
Devesh Nirmul, Instructor, BOMI High Performance Buildings
Nicholas E. Stolatis, Senior Director - Global Sustainability, TIAA-CREF

B4 - High Performance Buildings:  The Path to Net Zero
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Atrium Ballroom B
Track: Technical / Operations
Description: Net zero energy buildings are at the forefront of energy efficient design and operations, yet there are still many questions about how to accomplish net zero -- and whether net zero is possible or practical in commercial buildings. This session will present compelling ways to design controls for the highest level of performance, along with game-changing approaches and solutions to cutting energy usage. Experts will present cutting-edge approaches to operating the next generation of buildings and discuss the most effective ways to put you on the path to net zero.


Alfred B. Scaramelli, Managing Director, Beacon Capital Partners

John Casadonte, Product Marketing Manager, Cree
Chris Maddern, Regional Manager, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services
Alexi Miller, Senior Project Manager, New Buildings Institute

C4 - Beyond Energy:  The Value of Productivity, Health, and Wellness
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Hemisphere B
Track: Hot Topics
Description: Today’s workplace is more than a place to work. Leading organizations are looking to the workplace as a way to enhance employee productivity and well-being. The good news is that this new approach illuminates the true value of sustainability efforts such as temperature control, energy management, indoor air quality, and optimum lighting. Beyond energy savings, research is showing an exponential return on investment based on improved worker productivity and employee satisfaction. Discover the newest dimension of the sustainable workplace and its surprising impact on the bottom-line.


Bob Best, Executive Vice President, Director – Business Operations, Technical Services, JLL

Nancy S. Cleveland, Principal and Co-Founder, Sustrana LLC
Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Delos
Sara Neff, Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation

D4 - The Smart Office: Integrating Enterprise Applications With Intelligent Building Solutions
3:25pm – 4:20pm   -   Hemisphere A
Track: Corporate / Enterprise
Description: Today's smart buildings and smart offices are designed to be interactive and responsive to real-time conditions, enterprise interests, and occupant needs. But how do you actually do that -- and what benefits do you gain? A smart, responsive building requires not only physical integration of systems, but integration of data from multiple sources, including enterprise applications, building systems, IoT devices, people -- even external sources such as traffic and weather. This session looks at the benefits of a "smart office" and how to actually provide the connectivity between the occupants and their environment.


Marc Petock, Vice President Marketing, Lynxspring/Connexx Energy

Bobby Napiltonia, Executive Vice President, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, Enlighted
Anno Scholten, President and Founder, Connexx Energy Inc
Logan Soya, Founder and CEO, Aquicore
Town Hall Meeting: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
"The WOW Factor: The Future of Innovation in Buildings"
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Description: What's Next? Don't miss the Town Hall Meeting featuring a panel of global visionaries who will present the future of building operations and energy efficiency. How does big data impact building operations? How will the "Internet of Things" radically change building design and operations? What's the future of smart buildings? This open forum will be a candid and lively discussion of the impact of technology on every aspect of our lives, and its direct impact on the way buildings are built and operated.

John Petze

Dr. Rao Mulpuri

Jaime Irick
Current, powered by GE

Mike DeNamur
Building Solutions Group, United Technologies
Closing Reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Closing Reception
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5:30pm – 7:00pm   -   Atrium
Resource Pavilion Open