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Greening Existing Buildings 2017 Sessions: No. 2 - Existing & Emerging Tech for Energy Use Reduction

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Starts On - June 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Ends On - June 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20433

Do you live, work, learn or play in an existing building? If so, this series could be for you.

To most people, “green building” connotes sustainable construction practices, but we can have a much greater impact on the environment if we focus on the 98 percent of buildings that are already up and running.

Property owners, managers, and engineers are at the front lines of improving building operations, and this series will go deep on the methods and benefits of implementing sustainable management practices for your property and for your bottom line. Each program will start with technical overviews of the issues and will be followed by practical how-tos and stories from management professionals who have "been there, done that."

Tickets — Tickets are $25 for USGBC National Capital Region members and $40 for nonmembers. There is a $65, three-session full series pass available for members only.

Sponsored by:

healthy buildings

Thank you to our premier series sponsor, Healthy Buildings. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, both for the entire series and individual sessions. Download our series' sponsorship package, and contact Mark Bryan for more information.

Session 2: "Key Existing and Emerging Technologies for Energy Use Reduction in Existing Buildings"
Tuesday, June 20 | 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The second session in the Existing Buildings GreenLearn series will introduce the engineering and technology running the buildings – both existing and emerging technologies in the fields of building systems such lighting and HVAC, BMS and IoT - and how to use these effectively to optimize building performance. Our session will illuminate on:

  • What are the important parameters in assessing efficiency in existing buildings?
  • What technologies are available for assessments?
  • What do the guts of a building look like?
  • What systems are using most energy, and how can they be optimized?
  • How can a property owner or manager track their building’s performance?
  • What remedial steps can be taken?
  • What preventative steps should be taken and how often?


  • Darlene Pope, Sr. VP, Energy and Sustainability Services Director, Smart Building Program, JLL
  • Todd R. Steffens, PE, CEA, CBCP, LEED AP, Loring Consulting Engineers, Inc
  • Robert M. Pearlman, Global Head, IFC Facilities


  • 3:30 p.m. — Registration and networking
  • 3:45 p.m. — Introductions - USGBC National Capital Region, IFC
  • 3:55-5:15 p.m. — Panel discussion
  • 5:15-5:45 p.m. — Interactive Q&A
  • 5:45-6:30 p.m. — Tour of IFC, LEED O+M certified building (limited space available, ticket sold separately)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Networking, wine and cheese reception