Energy costs are one of the top expenses in facilities budgets. Many buildings are looking to reduce operating costs and support increasing sustainability goals through net-zero strategies. Join us for this virtual conference as we review net-zero strategies to help reduce energy consumption for a more efficient building!

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1:05 PM

Filling in the Gaps with Retro-Commissioning (RCx)

Operational building efficiency often takes a backseat within the suite of popular green building certification programs. The industry has become accustomed to bundling waste, water, energy, and wellness metrics, packaging it all together into an advanced reporting framework. These programs are inherently passive, unable to quickly address opportunities for improved building efficiency. Retro-commissioning (RCx) programs fill this gap by quickly identifying and implementing cost-effective energy efficiency measures, resulting in immediate and quantifiable impacts.

At this session, you'll learn about:

  • Green building programs are crucial but not a catch-all.
  • Review common RCx measure types and benefits

Speaker: Matthew Zweibruck - CEM - Energy Engineer | Energy + Eco

Matt Zweibruck possesses expertise in the demand-side energy services industry. He is passionate about identifying and investigating the feasibility of energy conservation measures for large commercial, educational, and medical facilities. Matt has worked with clients and completed projects in retro-commissioning, energy auditing, project management and building data analysis.

1:55 PM

Smart Energy IoT Solutions: The Power of Connectivity

Learn about the fundamentals of IoT as it relates to energy solutions, exploring how the technology works in energy management, as well as how it can be utilized effectively to improve your operations. Forget the jargon and the mountain of acronyms – let's talk sense.

This presentation will explore:

  • IoT, web of things, Industry 4.0, M2M — what do they all mean, and which one really makes sense?!
  • How IoT is changing the built environment arounbd us
  • 2023 IoT trends and best practices
  • The pros & cons of implementing an IoT system

Speaker: Lloyd Coles - IOT & Energy Management Solution Consultant - Accruent

Lloyd Coles is the IOT & Energy Management Solution Consultant. His core purpose is collaborating with organizations to help them understand pain points in their processes, and then showcasing how Accruent solutions can help remedy them. Lloyd has 10 years experience in the solution consulting space, working in telco, public sector, financial and retail industries. Lloyd holds a Bachelor's degree in Digital technology and communication, and is a keen runner! When he's not stretching his legs, he spends time with his 3 kids, wife and dog, and yes... It's as exhausting as it sounds.

2:10 PM

Building Zero-Carbon Futures: Codes and Standards

Buildings are key to achieving net-zero carbon emissions. In this session, Marshall Duer-Balkind, the Director of Policy Programs at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), elaborates on this crucial topic. With his extensive expertise, Marshall will delve into the impact of improved energy codes and existing building performance standards on the journey towards zero-carbon buildings, as well as their influence on day-to-day operations.

At this session, you'll learn about:

  • Understanding the relationship between energy codes, benchmarking ordinances, and building performance standards
  • The expanded role of existing building efficiency in carbon reduction goals and the opportunity it presents
  • Laws and corporate trends that are amplifying the need for efficient, high-performing buildings

Speaker: Marshall Duer-Balkind | Director of Policy Programs | Institute for Market Transformation

Marshall Duer-Balkind is the Director of Policy Programs at IMT, where he works to develop and implement policies for driving high-performance buildings, grounded in community priorities and technical quality.

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Marshall is an international expert in policies and technologies to improve the energy and carbon performance of buildings and communities, with over a dozen years of experience in the for-profit, government, and non-profit sectors. Prior to starting his current role with IMT in April 2023, he worked as a consultant at the deep green engineering firm Introba, where he managed cutting-edge decarbonization plans and policies for over 20 cities and 15 institutions across North America. He has also worked for the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), where he built and ran one of the first benchmarking and disclosure programs in the U.S.

Marshall is a key contributor to the first building performance standard programs in both the U.S. and Canada, as Co-Chair of Washington, DC’s Building Energy Performance Standards Task Force, and a member of the City of Vancouver’s Carbon Pollution Limits Technical Advisory Committee. Marshall holds a Master’s of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of the Environment, and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Computer Science from Oberlin College. He is proudly born and raised in Washington, D.C.

3:00 PM

Running Operations for a Sustainable Future

Sustainability has reached a tipping point in nearly every industry around the globe. Organizations across public and private sectors are being challenged to set and deliver on aggressive net-zero emissions targets and to drive results with ESG initiatives. With all these factors, planning for a sustainable future involves looking at different options around capital planning, project investment, lifecycle management and other sustainability initiatives. Learn how to incorporate different viable options while you are putting together your future plans.

Speaker: TBD