27 April 2017
7:30 - 8:30AM
Atrium

Opening Breakfast with Speakers and Advisory Council

Resource Pavilion Open - Meet members of the 2017 Summit Advisory Council, Guest Speakers, Sponsors, and other Summit attendees over coffee and a delicious continental breakfast. Come early for this great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.
8:30 - 10:00AM
Atrium Hall
speakers

General Session – “REimagine the Future of Work”

Over the past decade, buildings have undergone an unprecedented transformation from traditional building systems to high-performance, technology-enabled facilities…. But that’s nothing compared to what’s ahead. The IoT revolution is impacting every aspect of business – and it is causing a disruptive change in how we manage and operate buildings. ...
10:15 - 11:15AM
Atrium Ballroom A
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A1 – Supply Side Strategies for Energy Cost Reduction

One of the best ways to cut energy costs is before it reaches your property. Multiple purchasing and supply side energy strategies, including demand response, are not only lowering costs, they are generating additional revenue. In return, data from these approaches can ultimately improve your operating efficiency. Experts in ...
10:15 - 11:15AM
Atrium Ballroom B
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B1 – The Power of IoT for Portfolio-Wide Energy Efficiency

How do you take the ‘smart building’ concept to the global portfolio level? Leading owners and managers are looking to make IoT connect to buildings in order to benchmark efficiently, optimize operations, share information, and report more effectively therefore improving the occupant experience. Join a panel of experts in ...
10:15 - 11:15AM
Hemisphere B
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C1 – Walking the Sustainability Talk: The Path to Success

Sustainability has permeated every aspect of real estate management and operations, proving its asset value to shareholders. This session will explore industry best practices and tools, such as the Arc performance platform, along with other methods for achieving sustainability goals, certifications, analyze areas for improvement, benchmarking projects against industry peers, ...
10:15 - 11:15AM
Hemisphere A
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D1 – The Last Frontier: Transforming Buildings Through Data Visualization

Buildings are on the verge of the biggest transformation in history … using data to run more effectively.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is making connected buildings a reality, however having access to data doesn’t unlock actionable insights.  You will hear how and why the power of IoT can ...
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Atrium Ballroom A
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A2 – The Art and Science of Net Zero Energy Building Retrofit

American Geophysical Union is aiming to be the first-ever existing commercial building to achieve Net Zero Energy. This 62,000-square foot, five-story headquarters building, built in 1994, is in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. While it served AGU well for more than two decades, many of its systems are ...
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Atrium Ballroom B
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B2 – Smart Buildings: The Move Towards M2M Data Driven Operations

How “smart” can buildings become?  Smart enough to use standardized communications platforms to connect machine-to-machine (M2M) bundles across open architectures in order to translate and talk to both new devices and legacy systems. This panel will analyze the current impact and future role of direct M2M communication on building operations and maintenance. Learn how ...
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Hemisphere B
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C2 – The Power of Green: Advancing Alternative Energy Solutions

Building owners today need to balance the complex interconnections between on-site and off-site alternative energy sources, storage solutions, demand response technologies, performance contracts, regulatory requirements, and tenant demands at a portfolio level. An effective strategy will minimize exposure to price volatility, reduce annual energy spending, and enable increased revenue generation from demand ...
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Hemisphere A
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D2 – Finding Big Savings with Energy Management Information Systems

Your building is generating incredibly valuable information to cut energy costs, but it has to be collected and analyzed. To fully unlock building energy savings potential using energy management information systems (EMIS), commercial real estate professionals must understand what the technology is and how to use it effectively. In ...
12:30 - 2:00PM
Atrium Hall
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Luncheon Keynote Presentation

Dr. Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will spotlight the new findings from Study 2 of the groundbreaking CogFx Study, which researches and substantiates the impact of green buildings on human health and ...
2:15 - 3:30PM
Atrium Ballroom A
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A3 – Energy Optimization and Virtual Generation at the Portfolio and District Level

This session will highlight specific solutions that have demonstrated success in the market across multiple buildings. These solutions include portfolio energy analytics tools, new financing mechanisms, and energy management systems. There will be a focus on tangible actions and opportunities to move beyond the low-hanging fruit and to align ...
2:15 - 3:30PM
Atrium Ballroom B
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B3 – The Impact of IoT on Building Operations and Management

Traditional energy management has required a labor intensive monitoring and reporting system to inform effective decision making. That model has become obsolete due to the rapid adoption of new IoT technologies and analytic software — capable of data analysis, self-learning, and predictive modeling.  This disruptive technology has forced the ...
2:15 - 3:30PM
Hemishpere B
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C3 – Building Performance That Pays: Energy Efficiency Insights from the Experts

Do you want to realize the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects and improve the energy performance of your building? This session will examine the findings published in “Building Performance That Pays,” providing insights from the first IREM energy efficiency survey.  Speakers will share the steps building owners and managers ...
2:15 - 3:30PM
Hemisphere A
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D3 – The 3-30-300 Principle: Realizing the Total Value Proposition

The most expensive part of any company’s financials are people. Yet, when companies look at justifying investments in the workplace, they tend to only focus on ROI from reductions in energy and operational costs. The real potential for making real estate more valuable is by understanding actual use of ...
3:50 - 5:00PM
Atrium Ballroom A
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A4 – Assembling the Toolkit of Energy Efficiency Resources

If you have energy efficiency projects but don’t have access to capital or funding resources, there are some new and creative directions you can go. In this session, we will show you how to evaluate financing options and work with lenders and other financiers to get the best deal. ...
3:50 - 5:00PM
Atrium Ballroom B
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B4 – Championing Health, Wellness, and Efficiency in the Workplace

As occupant needs have evolved and become more sophisticated, innovative companies are providing multi-purpose technology solutions that create healthier, more efficient, and more productive office spaces.  This session will detail how GSA worked with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of New York to develop the Fitwel ...
3:50 - 5:00PM
Hemisphere A
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D4 – Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

A new level of thinking is connecting buildings and cities in a network of efficiency.  Innovative technologies are monitoring and managing multiple sources of energy, on-premises generation, meter management, building monitoring, and integrated smart grid solutions.  The pieces are coming together through a more “holistic” approach that is using technology ...