Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Strategies to Decarbonize Your Property
Did you know that the building and construction industry is responsible for nearly 38% of global energy and process related carbon dioxide emissions? To meet the Paris agreement and the U.S. government’s regulatory objectives, it's time to decarbonize rapidly! In this webinar, panelists will uncover the global and local initiatives the governments are driving, how to invest toward carbon reduction, as well as how they’re using ESG as a solution to drive change. In addition, you will discover how the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which provided $369B for clean energy and climate change, can be leveraged through tax credits to make thermal energy storage your low-cost alternative. Join this webinar to help you move beyond the basics and propel a reduction in carbon emissions through the optimizing your building’s equipment!
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the impact of the built environment on Greenhouse gases (GHG)
- Understand how to collect whole building ESG data and use it to track progress on energy efficiency goals
- Identify low carbon strategies to help meet the climate challenge
- Examine the changes and additions to tax deductions, tax credits, and accelerated depreciation available through the IRA, as well as the associated paperwork
- Understand the economic value of incorporating tax credits on chiller plant systems
Shelby Christensen (Moderator)
Director of Operations, BOMA Fellow
Hayden Management Company
Shelby Christensen joined Hayden Management Company in 2021. As Director of Operations, she is responsible for property management, construction management, and sustainability. Prior to joining Hayden, she was Senior Vice President of Operations for Liberty Property Trust's 106 million square feet of office and industrial real estate throughout the United States and United Kingdom. She was responsible for portfolio operations, risk management, sustainability, capital expenses, tenant improvements, business processes, operational metrics, national marketing and general and administrative expenses.
Ms. Christensen is a long-term member of BOMA (Building Owners and Management Association), served as Chair of BOMA International for the 2020-2021 term, and has served on the BOMA International Executive Committee and Industrial Committee and Chaired the National Advisory Council. Ms. Christensen has served as a member of FM Global’s Advisory Board and the Drexel University Property Management Industry Advisory Board. As a LEED Green Associate, certified by the US Green Building Council, Ms. Christensen has been instrumental in the “greening” of portfolios and property management operations. In recognition of her over 30 years’ industry experience, she has served as a panelist at the Realshare Green Conference, several BOMA International Conferences and webinars, been interviewed for Developer and Real Estate Media magazines, and been asked to present to institutional investor groups and industry executives.
Joe Consolo is a director with more than 20 years of business leadership experience. He has expertise in business development, operational excellence, sustainability and team leadership. Joe worked in multiple industries, including the energy, commercial, oil and gas, semiconductor, and medical fields. He started his career at Yardi in 2016 and has been instrumental in leading our growing energy business.
Business Development Team Leader, Thermal Energy Storage
Bruce B. Lindsay is the Business Development Leader for Trane Technologies’ Thermal Energy Storage systems. He has been involved in thermal energy storage research, engineering, sales, and operation for over 30 years. He was the Executive Director of the EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Thermal Storage Applications Research Center at the University of Wisconsin –Madison. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin. He most recently managed the energy and resource conservation program for Brevard Public Schools, which had 20 schools with ice storage systems. He published a history of thermal energy storage in the ASHRAE Journal and received the US Green Building Council’s 2020 Best of Green Schools-Transformation Award for his work on an ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient pilot program. He served as Chair of TC2.5, Global Climate Change, and TC7.8, Owning & Operating Costs, and is currently the Program Chair for TC6.9, Thermal Storage. He was appointed to the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force—Schools Team. He currently serves as President of the ASHRAE Space Coast Section and been appointed as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.