INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE
This important course reviews the concepts of energy management, discusses why energy performance is important to building operators and quantifies the financial and environmental impact of energy management in commercial real estate. Attendees will also receive tips for operational adjustment and learn ways to use energy performance as a competitive advantage in your market.
Sara Neff, MBA, LEED AP
Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Sara Neff oversees all sustainability initiatives at Kilroy Realty Corporation such as the implementation of energy and water efficiency projects throughout the 13 million square foot portfolio, the recycling and green cleaning program, all LEED certifications, electric vehicle charging station installations, and the greening of building and construction standards. In her four years at Kilroy, she took the company from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in North America by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. Prior to joining Kilroy, Sara worked at Google and in solar at Idealab, participated in irrigation and soil erosion work in India, and led green consulting projects in Brazil and Argentina. Sara was awarded BOMA’s Generation BOMA Professional of the Year in 2011, USGBC-LA’s Greenspeak Award in 2012, was named a Northern California Woman of Influence Rising Star by the San Francisco Business Times in 2013, and won the USGBC Orange County Individual Leader in Sustainability Award in 2014. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from Stanford University.
President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.
Brenna is Founder and CEO of Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc (CSS). Brenna is the former Chairman of BOMA International and was a founding developer of the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP), and the BOMA Energy Performance Contract (BEPC) model. Brenna has spoken nationally and internationally on topics of efficiency/sustainability, leadership, technology and the value of association membership/involvement.
She is an international leader in executing energy efficiency and sustainability strategies and satisfaction goals, she helped drive management leadership. With 25+ years experience in property operations, and through partnering with Energy Star, has learned how to successfully lead a national effort of improved energy management, efficiency and environmental stewardship.
USAA Real Estate Company was named Energy Star Partner of the Year for the category of Leadership in Energy Management for 12 straight years. Due to USAA Realco’s success in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Brenna was asked to serve on former Governor Schwarzenegger’s Real Estate Industry Leadership Council that served to help the public and private sector real estate in State of California reduce energy consumption and also serves on the Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Steering Committee for the National Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance, now part of the DOE's Better Building Alliance. Under Brenna's leadership, USAA Real Estate Co has been recognized as a Green Star ranking in the top 5 for at least one fund in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
BOMI International Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.50
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Continuing Education Hours: 2.00
- Understand how energy is generated and used in your building.
- Recognize the potential impact of energy efficiency on your building’s financial and environmental performance.
- Leverage BEEP resources to find, plan, and implement strategies to improve your energy performance.
- Demonstrate leadership and improve performance through information gained.
- Create an energy management plan.
Course Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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