IMT is off to New Orleans next week for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and we have a full schedule! If you're going to be in Louisians from October 22 to 24, as well, be sure to catch one of our sessions:
Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Building Efficiency
Wed., Oct. 22, 8 am to 9 am, MR 267
Join Jonathan Ippel, Sustainability Director for the City of Orlando; Lisa Lin, Sustainability Manager for the City of Houston; and Ruthie Norton, Senior Project Manager for the City of Atlanta–representatives of three City Energy Project cities–as they chat with City Energy Project Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategic Planning Laurie Kerr about the work their cities have done on building efficiency to date. They'll share stories on how they are working to scale up energy efficiency and explore the challenges they've encountered along the way.
Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story
Wed., Oct. 22, 8 am to 9 am, MR 353
IMT's Katie Weeks will moderate a panel on the why and how of marketing sustainable buildings and products. Taryn Holowka, VP of Marketing & Communications at USGBC; Gabe Wing, Public Relations and Social Strategist at Herman Miller; and Jenny Rushmore, Director of Responsible Travel at TripAdvisor will talk about how their companies approach storytelling in this interactive session. Bring your best questions for discussion.
How Does Big Data Drive Energy Savings? Putting DC Benchmarking to Work
Thurs., Oct. 23, 9:30 am to 10:30 am, MR 267
IMT's John Andreoni will join Marshal Duer-Balkind of the Government of the District of Columbia's District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and John Supp of DCSEU to talk about the ptentialof integrating benchmarking data into real estate transactions and city and utility efficiency programs.
Public Policy, High-Performance Homes & YOU
Thurs., Oct. 23, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Expo Stage West
IMT Executive Director Cliff Majersik will discuss policies for driving investment in high-performance homes with Bryan Howard, Legislative Director at USGBC; Willian Fay, Executive Director at Energy Efficient Codes Coalition; Lauren Westmoreland, Energy Codes Manager at Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance; and Allen Stayman, Senior Professional Staff at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
The Power of Building Performance Data
Thurs., Oct. 23, 2 pm to 3 pm, MR 267
IMT's Jayson Antonoff will join Barry Hooper, Green Building Program Coordinator at San Francisco Department of Environment; Brad Molotsky, EVP and General Counsel and Co-Creator of Brandywine Environments at Brandywine Realty Trust; and Elena Alschuler, Energy Project Manager at Building Technologies Office, U.S. Dept. of Energy to talk about building data. How are cities and organizations using data to achieve greater returns on investment? How are cities capitalizing on a suite of new policies and programs? What tools are available in the market? Swing by to find out.
See you in New Orleans!