|Thursday, October 19, 2017||8:00 AM - 9:00 AM|
|Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center|
Is your building so old that high efficiency is unattainable? Or perhaps your building is so new that it should perform optimally, yet it does not. If you have struggled with energy use in facilities, working to understand how efficient your building is and needing to justify investment dollars for more efficient operations, you are not alone. Comparative data with your peer group is the basic data you need to gain traction. That data is also hard to get. Since the early 1990s, ENERGY STAR has been collecting building energy consumption data and has recognized outstanding performance in buildings. Over the last several years, IFMA has partnered with ENERGY STAR to benchmark building energy use and aggregate that data through our ENEGY STAR initiative. At the same time, the City Energy Project (CEP) has been working with cities across the United States to catalyze energy benchmarking in buildings and design communitywide strategies to decrease energy use. These efforts have now converged and are refueling IFMA’s energy benchmarking. Through a collaborative relationship, IFMA and the CEP have combined efforts to take what we have learned from over 16,000 buildings, and share that information with the FM community. Join us in this presentation and discussion session to learn how you can leverage this research to gain support for improvements in your facility.
|Levels of Learning|
|Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability|
|Ms. Laurie Gilmer, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates PC|
|Marina Badoian-Kriticos, HARC|