Webinar USGBC: It Can Be Done - Net Zero Landlord & Multi-Tenant Collaboration, June 3, 1 PM EDT

  • 3 June 2020
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC National Capital Region
Net Zero Landlord & Multi-Tenant Collaboration
Event Description

This panel will focus on landlord-tenant collaboration and strategies for multi-tenant Net Zero Energy Buildings, a rare breed in NZE.

Even as net-zero energy (NZE) buildings multiply across the country, most tend to be single-tenant or owner-occupied. Challenges abound - landlord-tenant communications, data transparency, plug load usage, and compliance, to name a few. Can multi-tenant buildings sustain net-zero operations?

Speakers will tell the story of one of the first multi-tenant NZE buildings in the country through the lens of the proven Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) model form the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Additionally,in light of the Building Performance Energy Standards recently passed in DC,this panel will offer audience members analysis and strategies they can take back to their companies. The panelists will cover the ingredients for success of multi-tenant NZE buildings, such as how to use the TEOP model to ensure the tenant space is properly fit-out for net-zero standards,why a well-crafted building-wide green lease with clauses such as a plug-load budget and REC purchases is critical,and how to manage ongoing data sharing. They will also analyze which elements of the Boulder Commons model could be replicated in DC, and which would need adjustments in order to succeed.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), as anchor tenant in Boulder Commons working with developer Morgan Creek Ventures (their existing landlord) to build the space to net-zero standards, will provide perspective on leasing space in a multi-tenant NZE building and how voicing their desires and maintaining frequent contact led to a mutually agreed upon vision of a NZE space. Speakers will explain how practices such as setting a tenant energy budget and creating a menu of measures for energy performance measures can help avoid common pitfalls in energy efficient and NZE fitouts. RMI will elaborate on landlord-tenant communications and on how all building tenants work to meet the high-performance standards of NZE.

This panel covers how tenants and landlords can collaborate to ensure leased space performance supports net-zero goals. For fit-outs, the TEOP 1O steps can be applied to a variety of spaces and meet increasingly rigorous energy and sustainability goals. TEOP steps such as setting energy performance goals, modeling energy reduction, and developing and executing occupancy plans are all important steps in any leased space but become critical to achieve in multi-tenant net-zero properties. Many TEOP steps set up both landlord and tenants for long term success and recognition such as LEED, WELL, Green Lease Leaders,and ENERGY STAR for Tenant Space.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC National Capital Region
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Emily McLaughlin, Director, Greenprint Center for Building Performance, ULI

      Merging her experience in environmental education, research, and non-profit development, Emily works as Director, Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Through this role she helps real estate owners, developers, and managers cultivate energy efficiency and sustainability. She also leads ULI’s only tenant focused program, the Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) which promotes sustainable and efficient build outs in leased spaces. Prior to ULI, Emily worked at the Institute for Market Transformation, where she led real estate broker sustainability education, managed landlord-tenant engagement initiatives and collaborated on green leasing programs. Additionally, she has spent time working in environmental education at the Alliance to Save Energy, as well as in non-profit development at Resources for the Future. Emily holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University, and a BA from Elon University. She is also a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador.

      Alisa Petersen, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

      Alisa's work at Rocky Mountain Institute focuses on increasing renewable and net-zero energy building market penetration by breaking down barriers. To address the split incentive barrier, Alisa built out the value proposition for net-zero energy leased buildings and created a roadmap to incorporate sustainability language into commercial building leases. She co-authored the NZE Leasing Best Practice Guide and case study for Boulder Commons, the largest NZE multi-tenant leased building in the U.S. Alisa also works with cities to achieve their renewable energy goals through the American Cities Climate Challenge. This support includes developing plans to achieve renewable energy municipal and community wide goals, technical analysis of on-site solar, and utility engagement.
  • Cost
    • General admission is $25. USGBC local members admission is $15, which can be accessed via their member code.

      Please note: Ticket refunds can be issued up to a week before this event. Seven days or less, we will provide a refund but a 25% service fee will be withheld. Day of the event we will not provide a refund.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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