Online Discussion: Building Operations & Planning for Repopulation, October 6, 1-2pm

  • 6 October 2020
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Middle Atlantic Region
Building Operations & Planning for Repopulation – a discussion
Event Description

Boston Properties (BXP) has always led from the front. Earlier this year, as the country shut-down in response to COVID-19, BXP was one of the first to convene a task force of internal and external experts to create a white paper which outlined a strategy and an operational guide to achieving repopulation of offices across their portfolio, the timing of which was expected to happen with wide variety across regions. Their safety first approach in promoting occupant health and wellness received widespread recognition within national media and the Commercial Real Estate sector. Since those early days of May, others have followed suit. As the science and medical evidence evolved over the last 6 months, so has the methodology of how to address this topic.

Please join us as we discuss what BXP has learnt from their own experience of repopulating the properties they own, how their thinking has evolved with the science that is emerging and what the road ahead look like.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Middle Atlantic Region
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • We are proud to present Ben Myers, Vice President, Sustainability, at BXP, who has taken this message of leading with science and strategic thinking to enabling offices to repopulate successfully in the past 3 months, to discuss his experiences from the front lines of addressing concerns around office-repopulation as we adjust to our new normal.

      Ben is an engineer and non-routine project manager with a passion for ESG, climate action, resilience and social good. His primary responsibilities include ESG strategy and implementation, enterprise energy and water management, green building initiatives, distributed generation and storage, energy conservation measure implementation, resilience planning, education, communication and public reporting. In addition to these responsibilities, Ben was charged with leading BXP’s Health Security Task Force in the creation of the Company’s response to the pandemic. He holds an M.A. in Urban Environmental Leadership from Lesley University and a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Cost
    • USGBC Individual Members: $5

      Non-Members: $10

      Full Time Students: Free
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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