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6:30 am to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 28
6:30 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 29 top of page
State of Sustainability
Report What Sustainability Managers Say Today.
the executive summary from a
2009 sustainability leaders online focus group. Participants from
Fortune 1000 companies zeroed in on a variety of issues including
corporate goals, sustainability initiative metrics, internal
conflicts, the budgeting process, and how to find the sustainable
Rosetta Stone for corporate sustainability. top of page
Metrics: How To Measure Sustainability Programs Effectively
famous adage goes, “If it gets measured, it gets managed.” Without
proper data input - metrics fail. Learn how to get the data
from the field and set your baselines. Discover where the primary
stumbling blocks are, where’s it’s easy, and where you’ll encounter
Herbst oversees and coordinates energy supply, resource
conservation, and sustainable real estate practices worldwide. In this
role, Ron works across CRES and Global Sourcing to ensure continuous
improvement in energy & environmental performance.
He is actively
involved in building energy design, advanced control systems, and the “greening”
of real estate management. top of page
& Economics: Why Skepticism Matters
Dr. Foss is an
internationally recognized expert on energy policy, science and
economics. She is a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy
Economics, a past president of the International Association for
Energy Economics, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She serves on the
advisory boards of the Consumer Energy Alliance, the Institute for
Energy in the 21st Century and the Women’s Global Leadership
Conference in Energy & Technology.
She has 29 years
experience in energy and environmental research and consulting related
to oil and gas, coal, nonfuel minerals and electric power in the U.S.
Dr. Foss has broad
experience in applied energy economics and business development,
enterprise strategy and commercial operations, and business-government
relationships across the energy value chains. top of page
Calculating Carbon Offsets: Where to Start, Where to Stop, Who to
Does the world of carbon
footprints and carbon offsets give you a migraine? Do you struggle to
know what to measure? Do you roll your eyes at all the controversy? Do
you wonder whom you can trust? Then this is the workshop for you.
Rob Harmon is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Bonneville
Environmental Foundation. He put the first carbon calculator on the
Internet and closed the first retail Green Tag transaction in the
United States almost a decade ago. He is an award-winning, nationally
recognized leader in the development of national consumer protection
standards for the carbon market.
Rob is an environmental
entrepreneur who takes a pro-environment, pro-consumer, pro-market
approach to his work. Rob will lead a discussion on the two approaches
to ensuring the “additionality” of carbon offset projects, and explore
strategies for reducing your carbon footprint, without stepping in
something you can’t get off your shoe. top of page
Inside Washington DC, How Decisions
Are Being Made
former head of Public Building Service (PBS), Winstead has an
insider’s perspective on the workings of the federal government at the
executive, legislative, and bureaucratic levels.
Winstead was in
charge of asset management and design, construction, leasing,
operations, and disposal for a real estate portfolio of more than 340
million square feet in 8,000 public and private buildings
accommodating over one million Federal workers.
PBS owns or leases
nearly all civilian Federal office space, courthouses, border
stations, and many laboratories and storage facilities. The PBS annual
budget is approximately $8 billion, more than 90 percent of which is
contracted out to the private sector.
Winstead has over 30
years of experience in the private and public sector in dealing with
legal, real estate, transportation and public policy matters, in
addition to serving in two branches of the Federal Government.
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Gauge Return With Their Sustainable Investments
In this role Parker is
responsible for all aspects of EHS and sustainability related to
Dell’s operations and real estate portfolio. Dell has invested in
solar, wind and gas-energy conversion following a path established in
a deliberately developed plan to reduce global emissions.
joining Dell, Parker was GM & Director of Worldwide Environment,
Health and Safety for Intel Corporation. Previous positions at Intel
include Site Operations Manager in Arizona and Costa Rica, Operations
Manager for Intel’s Cable Products Division and Manager of Contracts
and Materials for semiconductor fab construction and manufacturing
equipment installation projects. top of page
Green Valuation: It’s All About the Money
about the dramatic changes in regulator, users, and investor demand
for sustainable property. The role of financial analyses in the
broader context of corporate and investor real estate decision making
will be covered.
As Executive Director of the Green Building Finance
Consortium, Muldavin leads a distinguished team of specialists
developing valuation and underwriting tools and practices to assist in
the assessment of private sector Green Building investment.
more than 25 years, Scott has been an advisor to the nation's leading
real estate companies. Prior to founding The Muldavin Company, he was
a leader of the real estate consulting practices at Deloitte & Touche
and the Roulac Group.
As a founding Principal and member of Guggenheim
Real Estate's Investment Committee for three years, Scott was actively
involved in investment decision making, due diligence, joint venture
structuring, project financing and manager selection. top of page
Energy Efficiency: 50 No Brainers in 50 Minutes
seminar leader of the acclaimed Turning Green into GoldŽ educational
gives you his 50 most economical “no brainers” to improve energy
efficiency in today’s buildings.
A popular author, consultant, and
speaker Alan has been pegged as the “Green Building Guru Who Paints a
Alan’s experience encompasses over 40 million
square feet of facilities around the world in the roles of Asset
Manager, Corporate Facilities Manager, Construction Manager,
Development Manager, and Commercial Real Estate Broker.
He chaired a
national task force that wrote a Model Green Lease. Alan’s books
include 365 Important Questions to Ask about Green Buildings. His
column, Turning Green into Gold, appears regularly in
OfficeInsight, a national online newsletter. top of page
How to Meet the Expectations of your CEO and Board of Directors
how to prepare yourself and your presentation when called in front of
top management. Kit shows you what to do in real-time, in the
Boardroom, to assure you are making an effective, winning
Kit speaks from practical experience. His 36-year
Hewlett-Packard career included responsibility in Process Engineering,
Manufacturing Line Management, Facilities Management and Environmental
Health & Safety.
He has managed facilities teams, global program
managers, cross functional teams, and served as Global Director
Facility Operations and also Global Director of Environmental Health &
Kit is lead instructor for IFMA’s “Sustainable FM: A
Practitioners Guide to Greening Your Facility” workshop. top of page
Sustainability in Healthcare- Roundtable Report
Brian is responsible for over 90 million square feet. He oversees
HCA’s energy management program, new and existing building
commissioning, MEP design guidelines, building regulatory compliance,
and disaster planning and response.
HCA is the nation's
leading provider of healthcare services, composed of locally managed
facilities that includes 166 hospitals and 105 free standing surgery
centers in 20 states and London, England.
Get a better pulse on the market and see what’s on the horizon with a
panel of top flight sustainability reporters who share their research
from interviews with C-Suite executives, investors, government
leaders, and operating unit implementers.
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of the nation’s foremost town hall moderators will pull everything
together in the culmination of the Summit. A lively interchange of
ideas and summary of what you can immediately put into action upon
returning home are assured. Robin
is a recognized expert in sustainability and related policy issues. As
CEO of Collective Strength, she specializes in market research,
strategy, planning and messaging for corporate, governmental and
Rather has served as a lead consultant on projects
that involve renewable energy strategies, water conservation, the
future of healthcare, non-point source pollution, community values,
citizens' definitions of a healthy economy, transportation and transit
alternatives and corporate trends. She is frequently asked to work
alongside some of the world’s leading experts on comprehensive
She also conducted a major survey of US
sustainability experts on global trends and traveled to Beijing to
with environmental, academic and policy leaders in China. top of page
Special Thanks to:
Austin Welcome Committee
-Brandi Clark, President of Eco-Networking
-Michele Van Hyfte, President of Monarch
-Will Wynn, Mayor
Networking Lounge Contributors
and Herman Miller
Sustainable Market Research
Intelligence of Cambridge, MA