Rethink your approach to energy management at the Building Energy Summit

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JLL’s Darlene Pope calls out three key concepts that you need to consider when evaluating your energy management approach across a large real estate portfolio. Learn more by attending the 2016 Building Energy Summit, held on March 16, 2016, in Washington, DC.  

Energy management is a hot topic these days – especially as more and more leading organizations publicly state their (oftentimes aggressive) energy reduction objectives.

But making decisions about energy management and technology initiatives–especially across a large distributed real estate portfolio – is no small task. What key points should be top-of-mind as you evaluate your energy management program across your portfolio?

  1. Prioritizing your energy management initiatives is more important than ever. Organizations must be savvier than ever before when deciding where to allocate their limited resources. When it comes to energy management, using data from your portfolio to drive decision-making and accurately estimating payback are crucial. Join Vicki Worden from Green Building Initiative and a panel of experts for useful insights that you can apply when navigating competing interests and funding for energy management programs.
  1. Think that deploying your smart building program across a global portfolio is impossible? Think again. Implementing a global technology initiative across a large portfolio is challenging but achievable – requiring a well-thought-out vision, careful planning, and long-term commitment. Companies like Microsoft and Hilton International are expanding their smart building programs globally, and their experiences offer important insights for other organizations with similar objectives. Learn more about defining a global smart building business case and other global rollout challenges with T. Rowe Price’s Brian Dean and a panel of experts.
  1. Considering rolling out your energy management program across your global portfolio? Don’t forget to plan for ongoing measurement and reporting. Using data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of your program, quantify cost savings and outcomes, and demonstrate program alignment with corporate environmental policies are crucial – and should be thought through at the outset of the initiative. Join Bentall Kennedy’s James Gray-Donald and a panel of experts for more strategies to employ when scaling your energy management program across your real estate portfolio.

Interested in hearing more from industry experts and leaders on the topic of energy management? Attend the 2016 Building Energy Summit on March 16 in Washington, DC.


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Darlene Pope is Senior Vice President for Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) at JLL. Darlene has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building solutions. Darlene founded smart building consulting and solutions business CoR Advisors in 2009. She is a nationally-recognized author and speaker on intelligent buildings, energy management, green buildings, sustainability, and other real estate technologies. 

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