As COVID-19 continues to disrupt real estate across the District of Columbia, pragmatic local owners and operators are taking action to not only endure this disruption but also set their properties up for long-term success. For example, today’s O&M decisions to address immediate operating expenses, advance capital improvement projects while occupancy is low, or protect occupant and employee health can lay the groundwork that will affect whether a property will meet the District’s forthcoming Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). Join AOBA, the AOBA Educational Foundation, and the Institute for Market Transformation’s Building Innovation Hub for a moderated panel on how local owners and operators can optimize their buildings to meet the needs of today and tomorrow at the same time. We’ll explore O&M best practices for energy management, how they are currently being deployed, how they are being financed, and how they connect to the pending BEPS implementation.
- Jackie Duke, President, AOBA and Senior Vice President, Operations & Sustainability, Brookfield Properties
- Lindsey Falasca, Director, Building Innovation Hub, Institute for Market Transformation
- Wes Huffman, Executive Director, AOBA Educational Foundation
- Joe Reilly, General Manager, Asset Services, Akridge
- Eric Tilden, Director, Energy and Sustainability Services, Cushman & Wakefield