There are few professional activities I enjoy as much as facilitating ongoing education programs. True story folks. I always feel honored when I’m asked to reach-out to potential presenters and panelist to get their ideas on what they would like to share with the expected audience. Although bringing a program together requires a lot of time and effort, it sure is satisfying.
Such has been my experience with the upcoming IREM/USBGC “Sustainable Operations of Commercial Buildings” workshop which will be held on March 8th, 2017 at the Northland Center in Bloomington, MN. I’ve had an opportunity to work with local Real Estate notables including Chuck Palm (Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq) and Dave Bergstrom (Chief Operating Officer at Wellington Management). These gentlemen and the organizations they represent have been walking the proverbial sustainable building operations “talk” for a long time. They will be sharing their invaluable experiences and insights with an estimated attendance of one hundred Real Estate and Green Building professionals at this event.
Trying to make a single presentation, let alone a four-hour workshop, relevant and interesting is a real challenge. Like you, I’ve attended more than my fair share of events that, unfortunately for all involved, missed the mark. When I decide to invest my time to attend a program I’m hoping to leave with some new information that I can share with my prospective and existing clients. For those who have interest or passion for “wasting less” in existing commercial buildings you will find plenty of relevant and practical “take-aways” from this program.
Topics we will cover include:
• Best practices for baseline and benchmarking energy, water, and waste in commercial buildings
• Developing a “Waste-Less” program for buildings (My personal passion!!)
• Creating meaningful ongoing reports that document your “Waste-Less” journey
• Case study overview of a large commercial building portfolio energy cost control program
• Local examples of what sustainability initiatives make sense in smaller buildings
• Panel discussion on how the new State of Minnesota Energy Code is impacting existing commercial buildings
If you are interested in attending, I encourage you to register as soon as possible for the following reasons:
• 4 hours of State of MN Real Estate license CEs, 4 hours of LEED CEs
• Get this workshop on your calendar to guard against getting double booked
• Fantastic opportunity to network and reconnect with others after the formal program has wrapped-up from noon-1pm
• This event is sure to sell out. I guarantee it!
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!