Baruch College and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, together with the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems Building Performance Lab, will host an inaugural day-long conference Thursday, June 21, 2012, to introduce Energy Asset Management, a compelling high-yield approach that views energy comprehensively, across an entire portfolio of buildings.
“The industry is ready for the next step,” said Jack S. Nyman, NREI’s director and host of the event. “Operational efforts to save energy in individual commercial buildings have become routine. Operations have to be viewed in their totality if true efficiencies and substantial cost-effectiveness are to be realized. This conference will show property owners, their managers, and real estate asset managers how.”
NREI research – supported by the U.S. Department of Energy [U.S. DOE] and the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority [NYSERDA], revealed that top-level real estate professionals have been ignored as the industry has pushed to get sustainability measures in place. “The focus was on the boiler room, but true yield comes at the boardroom level,” Mr. Nyman stated.
Topics at the conference, which will take place at Baruch College’s William and Anita Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, will address how to:
Execute integrated retrofits to ensure long-term energy savings
Implement energy performance assurance
Identify the best emerging practices in O&M
Create informative, useful financial models
Navigate and interpret energy audits
Satisfy ever-increasing regulatory compliance
Train the green team
Develop solutions to the split incentive
Conference funding reflects wide industry interest in Advanced Energy Performance, Energy Asset Management, and NREI’s leadership in sustainability training. Lead sponsors include Jones Lang LaSalle, Vornado Realty Trust, and Cauldwell Wingate.
The conference is registered with the American Institute of Architects, ASHRAE Continuing Education, and BOMI International, which will give attendees continuing education credits for participating.
Go to http://aepconference.com/ for more information. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The conference closes at 5 p.m.