Benchmarking Warehouses with Tenant Data: Successful Strategies from ENERGY STAR
Gain insight from leading warehouse and distribution owners on strategies to engage property teams and tenants in sharing utility data and benchmarking in the industry standard tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to understand building performance. This session will discuss how industry leaders are working to overcome the challenges warehouse owners face in accessing utility data due the traditional NNN lease. Real estate owners and operators attending this session will learn how to increase data coverage to meet reporting and compliance needs, attracts tenant, and meet increasing investor interest.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Discover strategies for overcoming challenges in engaging warehouse property managers and tenants in sharing utility data
- Discuss ENERGY STAR tools and resources to help warehouse owners/operators improve building efficiency and attract investors and tenants
- Utilize lessons learned from leading warehouse owners on increasing data coverage to enhance ESG programs
- Describe the value of accessing and benchmarking data to meet reporting and compliance requirements
Marissa Mitzner (Moderator)
Sustainability Project Manager
RE Tech Advisors
Marissa Mitzner is an experienced sustainability professional working for organizations focusing on a range of topics including commercial real estate, renewable energy, corporate sustainability, and health and wellness in the built environment. Marissa is a WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED AP ID+C, TRUE Advisor, and received her MBA in Sustainable Business Practices from Duquesne University.
Senior Director of Operations & Sustainability
Principal Real Estate Investors
Jennifer McConkey oversees operational aspects at Principal Real Estate Investors and is responsible for portfolio-wide Responsible Property Investing efforts. She holds a bachelor's degree from Drake University and is a member of industry groups including BOMA’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Board, ULI’s Responsible Property Investing Council, and Better Buildings Alliance’s Green Leasing Steering Committee.
National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Clark Reed has over twenty years of experience writing and speaking on energy issues for the EPA. He works with commercial building partners to identify energy opportunities, promote energy efficiency best practices, and recognize top performing building. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Washington and his MA in Environmental Policy from Tufts University.
Thulasi Ram Khamma, PhD
Director, Energy Data Analytics & Environmental Sustainability
As the Head of Energy Data & Analytics at Link, Ram is responsible for all national energy and utility programs, energy derivative strategy, hedge governance, energy procurement, and environmental data for sustainability reporting (GRESB & ENERGYSTAR) in addition to developing building energy evaluation toolkits. He is also developing ESG data management platform integrated with Machine Learning models to enable smart energy management, economical renewable energy procurement and ESG reporting.
Ram’s career has been focused on developing data-driven strategies to support large commercial real estate portfolios achieve energy and carbon-reduction goals through energy efficiency, micro-grid installations, and renewable energy procurement.
Ram received PhD in Architecture (Technology), M.S. in Statistics, and M. Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds Bachelors in Architecture from Birla Institute of Technology, India. He is a 3-time Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Fellowship program.
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Megan Basore leads Duke Realty’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategic initiatives and the implementation of related strategy, policies, communications, and processes. She also oversees research and evaluation of relevant technologies to support the ESG strategy. Previously, she was a Senior Property Manager at Duke Realty responsible for a multi-site portfolio of industrial assets.