Speakers Bios
Laurie Actman
Deputy Director
DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

Laurie Actman serves as the Deputy Director for the Energy Efficient Building Hub (EEB Hub) in Philadelphia, one of five Energy Innovation Hubs established by the Department of Energy under the Obama Administration. In that role she leads and manages the EEB Hub’s activities related to accelerating adoption of retrofits by small and medium sized buildings throughout the country. Previous to joining the EEB Hub, Laurie was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy for Viridity Energy, a leading-edge smart grid and load management technology company where she developed projects and partnerships with cities, transit agencies and large energy users as well as positioned Viridity with key policymakers and elected officials. She joined Viridity in March 2010 after serving as a consultant for two years to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, helping to launch the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Metropolitan Caucus. Her work through both those efforts helped lead to the region’s success in winning a $25 million Recovery through Retrofit grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for regional commercial and residential energy efficiency and retrofit activities.
Russ Agrusa
President and CEO

Russ Agrusa is the Founder, President and CEO of ICONICS, Inc. (www.iconics.com), a world-leading software developer of open-connectivity and standards-based visualization software, HMI/SCADA and MES solutions for manufacturing and building automation. With more than 300,000 installations worldwide, ICONICS counts 70 percent of Fortune 1,000 companies as its customers.

Russ has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University. Agrusa's career began in Pittsburgh, PA, at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he developed real-time software for fossil and nuclear power plants. He next joined the Foxboro Company in Massachusetts; leading the human machine interface (HMI) product development for the Foxboro Intelligent Architecture series distributed control system before Agrusa started ICONICS in 1986.

Wanting to take advantage of the emerging PC-based automation market and to create off-the-shelf HMI and SCADA software for factory automation, Agrusa recognized that OPC was central to the future of automation and he led ICONICS to produce the first commercially available HMI/SCADA, "OPC-to-the-Core" based product. ICONICS has greatly contributed to the success of the OPC Foundation (www.opcfoundation.org). Agrusa himself is a member of the OPC foundation’s Board of Directors, as well as its marketing chairman.

ICONICS is an award-winning independent software solution provider, offering real-time visualization, HMI/SCADA, energy, fault detection, building & manufacturing intelligence, MES and a suite of analytics solutions for operational excellence and efficiency. ICONICS is also a longtime Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a winner of the Microsoft Sustainability Partner of the Year award and the Application Development 2013 Partner of the Year finalist.
Mike Alexander
Sustainability Project Manager
Cassidy Turley

Michael Alexander joined Cassidy Turley as a Sustainability Project Manager in 2010. His role includes managing and overseeing sustainability projects for the firm including LEED and energy efficiency projects. Michael works closely with the Property Teams to oversee LEED, ENERGY STAR, sustainability and energy efficiency projects throughout our managed portfolio as well as third party counseling. Michael has a strong background in not only financial processes, but also engineering and project management.

Throughout his career, Michael has been involved with over 10 million SF of sustainable project development including LEED project management, financial valuation, project engineering, energy efficiency consulting and retrofits, and water efficiency. Notably, Michael has overseen the ENERGY STAR certification of over 10 million SF. Highlighted projects include managing the LEED certification of a 10 building portfolio in the Washington, DC metro region and overseeing the LEED for Existing Buildings: Gold certification for 750 East Pratt Street in Baltimore, MD. This building achieved a 42% reduction in energy efficiency and in 2011 won the USGBC Maryland’s LEED project of the year award.
Rob Bennett

Rob is the founding CEO of EcoDistricts. He is a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement with 14 years of direct experience shaping municipal sustainable development projects and policy at the intersection of city planning, real estate development, economic development and environmental policy. Before EcoDistricts, Rob worked for two of North America’s most innovative cities, Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR, and the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, where he provided technical assistance to cities throughout North America in the areas of climate change reductions and building performance policy.

Rob founded Portland’s award-winning green building program, G/Rated and helped shape the green building and infrastructure strategies for catalytic development projects such as the Brewery Blocks (Portland, Ore.), the South Waterfront (Portland, Ore.), and the 2010 Olympic Village (Vancouver, BC). He also worked at the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, where he provided technical assistance to cities throughout North America in the areas of climate change reductions and building performance policy.

Rob was a founding board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council and was a board member of REACH Community Development, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most innovative nonprofit affordable housing providers. Rob has lectured throughout the United States and abroad on topics such as green economic development, sustainable municipal innovation, and green building policy. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Mr. Best is the Executive Vice President and Product Lead for Energy & Sustainability Services in the Americas – with responsibilities that include business development, product management, client sustainability programs and training. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council and a Green Globes Professional through the Green Building Initiative.

Through 2009, as Product Director for Property Management, Mr. Best was responsible for designing, developing and implementing all aspects of the property management service product. In his prior role, he headed Americas Marketing, including Market Research. He also headed Leasing and Management’s Central Services group and was responsible for overseeing Technical Services, Human Resources, Information Management, Quality Implementation and Real Estate Tax Administration.

When he joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 1986, Mr. Best served for four years as General Manager of Two First National Plaza, a 350,000 s.f. office building in downtown Chicago. He then served in a variety of management positions in the Central Services group. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Best was Manager of Strategic Planning for Container Corporation of America, a unit of Mobil Corporation, where he also served as Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Jay Black
Director of Sustainability
SL Green Realty Corp

Jay Black is Director of Sustainability for SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest commercial property owner with over 40 million square feet of class A commercial office space throughout the New York metro and greater suburban areas, including Westchester and Fairfield counties. As a LEED AP, Jay established SL Green’s market leading sustainable program in 2007, and is responsible for a broad platform of environmental initiatives recognized by national organizations such as BOMA for its “Best Green Practices”. Jay is also an active community member as part of the NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation’s Advisory Council and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Sustainability Committee.
Richard H. Bradley
Executive Director
DowntownDC BID
Uwe S. Brandes
Executive Director, Masters of Professional Studies in Urban Planning
Georgetown University

Uwe S. Brandes has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban landscape. He is the first Executive Director of the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning at Georgetown University.

Until recently Mr. Brandes served as Senior Vice President of Initiatives at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he directed research and global programs on climate change and sustainable urban development. He is the author and executive editor of several major projects for ULI, including The City in 2050 and What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy. He created ULI’s Climate Change Land Use and Energy (CLUE) initiative and was instrumental in forming ULI’s dedicated research group on buildings and energy, the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.
Sam Brooks
Director Energy & Sustainability Division
DC Dept of General Services (DGS)

Sam Brooks leads DC DGS' Energy & Sustainability Division; there, his team is creating a new model to reduce energy costs, carbon, and risk for cities. Sam was recently honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 Individual Climate Leadership Award.

DGS' Energy & Sustainability Division, which manages energy supply (~$90M in FY13) and executes efficiency initiatives (~$15M in FY14) for the city's portfolio of real estate (from municipal office buildings to schools), has delivered several notable highlights: ‘Game Change’ leverages landmark data acquisition to drive $100M in savings over the next decade; BuildSmartDC.com provides one of world’s most transparent views of building energy performance; DGS' off-site utility-scale wind supply (45MW+) and massive on-site solar deployment (10MW+) will be among the nation's largest renewable energy projects, and they will significantly reduce costs and risk exposure for government’s energy supply.
Eden Brukman
Technical Director
Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Eden Brukman is a highly regarded instigator of actions for ecological accord. Since 1996, she has focused on establishing socially and environmentally responsible solutions for human habitat, particularly as it relates to the systemic reform of traditional resource flows and supply chain impacts of building materials. Eden is the coauthor of the Living Building Challenge and directed its evolution and global deployment from 2007-2012. On behalf of the program, she was a recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge award in 2012. In that same year, Eden was designated one of the Forty Under 40 in Portland, Oregon, as well as a Living Building Hero by the International Living Future Institute. Also a contributor to the development of the Health Product Declaration and the Pharos Project, her advocacy efforts have led to policy reform, decentralized building and community developments, and the creation of a network of local action groups called “Collaboratives” in cities all over the world. Eden is a licensed architect, a seasoned public speaker, and has provided technical counsel about a broad range of sustainability topics to public agencies and private organizations nationally and internationally.
Sajaad Chaudry
Senior Manager - Business Development
Pacific Controls
Andrea Curry
VP of Product Management
Shift Energy

Andrea is the Vice President of Product Management and Development at SHIFT Energy, a technology innovation company focused on leveraging the shared mindsets of engineering and information technology to drastically change the way we manage energy in buildings today. SHIFT’s multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving resulted in the creation of a new approach to energy management – Intelligent Live Recommissioning (ILR) – which allows operators to unlock previously unattainable energy savings through the real-time application of big data analytics. Andrea was instrumental to the formulation, fostering and execution of this vision.
Christopher B. Curtis
Chair of the Board of Governors
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Chris Curtis is currently a Senior Advisor and was most recently (2008-2013) the President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric NA, a division of Schneider Electric SA. With operations in over 130 countries, Schneider Electric SA is a $31 billion global energy management company headquartered in France. Under Chris’ North American leadership, sales topped $7 billion with industry-leading market share, profitability and cash-flow generation. Chris placed a particular emphasis on services activities and directed the North American region to develop the leading platform in the industry.

As a leading authority on “Intelligent Energy” and sustainability, Chris directed Schneider Electric’s efforts to drive energy efficiency and sustainability around the globe. Today (2014), he sits as Chair of the Board of Governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to complement his governance efforts with for profit and non-profit organizations.
Dr. David Danielson
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. David Danielson leads the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As Assistant Secretary, he oversees a broad energy portfolio that is intended to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy.

He oversees six major technology and strategic areas, including Energy Efficiency, Renewable Power, Sustainable Transportation, Strategic Programs, Financial Management, and Business Operations offices. He represents EERE before national, state, and local audiences to reinforce EERE’s mission and to leverage partnerships to transform the nation’s economic engine to one powered by clean energy.

Previously, he was the first Program Director hired by DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). At ARPA-E, he developed and led R&D programs with a budget of more than $100 million that focused on high-risk, high-reward, disruptive clean energy technologies.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, he was a clean energy venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners, a Boston-based venture capital fund. He co-founded the firm's clean energy investment practice and helped build and grow startups in various clean energy technology areas including solar power, wind power, advanced biofuels, bio-gas, carbon capture and storage, and advanced lighting.

He was a co-founder of the New England Clean Energy Council. He has authored more than 20 scientific articles in the field of advanced materials. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was the founder and President of the MIT Energy Club and a founding Director of the MIT Energy Conference. For his work in building a strong multidisciplinary energy community at MIT, he was awarded the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, MIT's highest student award.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ian Dempster
Senior Director
Optimum Energy

Ian manages product development at Optimum Energy from ideation and development to distribution and support. In 2005, Ian became one of the first members of Optimum; now he directs multiple simultaneous R&D projects, drawing on a 16-year engineering career that spans three continents. After graduating from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, he spent the next eight years applying his interest in controls to increasingly large and complex industrial plants and building systems across Johannesburg and London.

Ian, a certified energy manager (CEM), maintains Optimum¹s industry-leading standards and collaborates with all stakeholders in the product development process. His projects realize 30% to 60% reductions in HVAC energy consumption.
Mike DeNamur
Manager, Sales & Marketing
Nino DiCosmo
President and General Manager
Robert J. Dixon
Vice President, Industry Affairs, Building Performance & Sustainability
Siemens Building Technologies

Bob Dixon is experienced in local, national, and international business practices, with contacts spanning the globe, a recognized industry leader and expert in performance contracting, energy services, and building controls, serves on industry-based board of directors, and as a subject-matter-expert and motivational keynote speaker at venues around the world. He currently serves as the Vice President of Industry Affairs, Building Performance & Sustainability for the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities. In this position, is responsible for strategy development, market positioning, and Industry Leadership to businesses, industry, and governments on efficiency and sustainability in buildings in North America.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), recently served as the Industry First-Vice Chair for the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and is a past president of National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).
Corey Enck
Director, LEED Technical Development
U.S. Green Building Council

Corey is USGBC’s Director of LEED Technical Development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees and industry stakeholders to evolve and refine USGBC’s LEED green building rating system. He’s currently focused on LEED v4. Prior to joining USGBC, Corey worked at a consulting firm providing services in building system design and energy management. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Dave Good
Program Manager
DC Department of the Environment

Dave Good is a Program Manager with the Government of the District of Columbia’s District Department of the Environment. He is responsible for the development of policy and programs that encourage commercial, multi-family, and institutional property owners to improve energy and resource performance. In this role, Dave oversees the DC PACE program and is currently leading the effort to develop a comprehensive building energy performance standard that will build on the District’s Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure program. Prior to joining the District, Dave was a project manager for a Chicago based real estate development firm. Dave has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
John T. Forester
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Reit Management & Research

John Forester is the Director of Energy & Sustainability for Reit Management & Research LLC (RMR), a real estate management company headquartered in Newton, MA. John leads RMR’s Real Estate Services division in its development and execution of sustainability policies and programs, energy supply procurement, energy reduction strategies and planning, LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications, and communicating goals and achievements internally and externally. In this capacity, his efforts also carry over to Sonesta International Hotels Corporation which includes twenty-five full service and extended stay hotels. RMR’s managed public real estate portfolios include CommonWealth REIT (CWH), Government Properties Income Trust (GOV), Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH), Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) and Select Income REIT (SIR). As a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, John’s experiences with energy audits and modeling, commissioning, systems design, utility incentive programs and performance-based financing bring an in-depth and full-circle management approach to commercial real estate sustainability. John received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.
Roger E. Frechette III
Managing Principal / Senior Mechanical Engineer
Interface Engineering

With over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable engineering and building design, Roger’s international and domestic work encompasses building systems and master planning designs for new, existing, and historic buildings, ranging from high-rises, mixed-use facilities and hotels, to government buildings, museums, laboratories, airports, hospitals, and academic buildings.
Randy P. Gaines
Vice President Engineering
Hilton Worldwide

Randy Gaines currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering, Housekeeping and Laundry Operations for the Americas, bringing 20 plus years of experience to the Operations team. In this capacity, he is responsible for operations in his area of expertise. He also supports all corporate sustainability energy conservation efforts.

Prior to joining Hilton, he served as Vice President, Engineering Technical Services, for Host Hotels and Resorts where he was responsible for maximizing the value derived from capital expenditures related to roofs, facades, MEP, building systems and energy conservation and procurement for the entire Host Hotels & Resorts portfolio. In addition, he served as the lead on all sustainability and green efforts for Host.

He has also served as Corporate Director of Engineering for Yum Brands Inc. where he was responsible for capex and engineering operations. He also served as Vice President of Engineering/Housekeeping for White Lodging Services Corporation, where he oversaw capex, energy procurement, engineering and housekeeping operations for 81 limited and full service hotels, and held positions with Marriott International in the Lodging and Senior Living Services divisions.
Steve Gossett, Jr.

Mr. Gossett joined SCIenergy in 2012 as Executive Vice President of Catalyst Equity and brings with him over 17 years of experience in the energy services industry.

Prior to joining SCIenergy, Mr. Gossett co-founded Transcend Equity Development in 2001 to specifically address the need for energy efficiency solutions for commercial real estate, private universities, and the health care industry.

Mr. Gossett joined CSI Energy Solutions in 1995 and, in 1997 he pioneered the Managed Utility Services Contracting (MUSC) method for developing energy savings projects in the commercial real estate market, developing over $25 million in MUSC projects.
Krishnan Gowri
Senior Research Engineer
Pacific NW National Labs

Krishnan Gowri is a Senior Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab, since 1995. He leads the Targeted Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation (Targeted E4) team that performs building retuning in GSA and Federal facilities. The Targeted E4 team has demonstrated low-cost/no-cost energy savings focused on building operational and control systems adjustments leading to 10% annual energy savings in Federal office buildings and courthouses. Krishnan is a key contributor to the building energy code compliance tools development and leads the EnergyPlus development team at PNNL. Prior to joining PNNL, Krishnan was a faculty member of the Concordia University’s Centre for Building Studies, teaching Building Enclosure Design and Integrated Building Design.
Josh Green
Managing Director - Energy

Josh Green is a Managing Director at CCM Energy, investing in clean energy companies with solutions that improve the economic and environmental performance of buildings including distributed generation, resource efficiency, and green construction. He has over 14 years of experience in the energy industry, including recent positions as CEO of Verdeo Group, a leading clean energy project developer acquired by Sindicatum Sustainable Resources in 2011, and Vice President at Climate Change Capital, responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of low carbon investments globally for the firm’s $1 billion carbon fund. Josh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College, and currently serves on the boards of Aircuity, Astrum Solar, Project Frog, and Skyline Innovations.
Helen Gurfel
Executive Director
Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance

Helen Gurfel is the executive director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Greenprint is an alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. As the executive director, she is responsible for the overall management and growth of the center.

Helen was most recently a director of GE Capital Real Estate’s global sustainability group, where she spearheaded a number of initiatives, including development of sustainability programs for GE’s portfolios in France, Canada, and the U.K., establishment of a rooftop solar program to deploy solar installations across properties in North America and the U.K., and incorporation of innovative technologies into GE-owned properties. She was also a member of GE Capital Real Estate’s global valuation team and GE Energy Financial Services’ portfolio management team. Previously, she was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Helen received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a master’s in international studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Katherine Hamilton
38 North Solutions

Katherine Hamilton is a co-founder of 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm specializing in clean energy and innovation. As a Director at Quinn Gillespie, Katherine introduced energy efficiency, smart grid, and trade association clients into the portfolio of the firm’s clean energy team. Katherine served as President of the GridWise Alliance for over two years, advocating for nearly $5 billion in funding for smart grid projects in the Recovery Act. Prior to that role, Katherine was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio in clean energy technologies of nearly $6 billion. She was previously Co-Director of the American Bioenergy Association and ran her own company, The Hamilton Group which lobbied Congress and statehouses on various clean energy policies and funding. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Katherine functioned first in buildings research as a program lead, and then managed government relations in Washington, DC. Katherine worked for nearly a decade for Virginia Power (now Dominion Energy), designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments and later as senior analyst in commercial energy efficiency. She currently serves as an expert on smart grid for Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency (www.institutebe.com) and is on the Executive Counsel for the Johnson Controls and USEA Energy Efficiency Forum. Katherine is a regular on Greentech Media’s Energy Gang podcast. Katherine studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne.
James Hansen
LEED and Sustainability Coordinator
GHT Limited

James Hansen supports GHT’s comprehensive efforts to be a top choice for MEP engineering when LEED® certification is an objective. He manages our overall approach and collaborates with corporate leadership to encourage employee accreditation; support project certification; and provide sustainable design resources.

A senior mechanical engineer with 15 years of experience, James also provides engineering design and project management for Building Systems and Interiors projects, and offers energy modeling capabilities for projects in our Commissioning/Operations Phase Services (OPS) studio. He has extensive experience with the US Department of Energy’s building modeling engine (DOE-2.1E) using multiple interfaces.

A Professional Engineer registered in three states and the District of Columbia, Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and LEED Accredited Professional, James graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Jon Hartnett
Enterprise Sales Manager

Jon is an energy industry veteran and trusted resource for the largest commercial businesses and brands in the United States. Jon is responsible for the national growth and sales related to EnerNOC's Enterprise accounts team. The Enterprise team is designed to help define strategies around energy management for the leading global brands; energy efficiency, demand management, and purchasing risk management are all aspects of building the proper strategic energy plan.
Elizabeth Heider
Chief Sustainability Officer
Skanska USA

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Beth ensures the goals of Skanska’s sustainability agenda are being met across Skanska’s four US businesses and serves on Skanska USA’s Management Team.

Her 35-year career encompasses all phases of design and construction from master planning through project closeout as architect, construction manager, cost manager and VE facilitator. She has presented papers on cost, value, eco-efficient building, and program management at some 150 international conferences. Heider has a 12-year tenure with Skanska, primarily as Senior Vice President for Green markets with Skanska USA Building.

In 2005, she founded Skanska USA’s Green Council which marshals all of Skanska’s sustainable preconstruction and construction capabilities nationwide, encourages and supports training and technical competency, coordinating sustainable expertise and information.

One of ten women named “pioneer in green building” by the Green Economy Post, Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. In 2013, she received Skanska’s global achievement award for green market making. She is an alumna of The University of Virginia and its Graduate Program in Venice, Italy.
Bracken Hendricks
Program Manager
DC PACE Commercial
Lori J. Herrick
Energy Management Administrator
City of Virginia Beach

Lori Herrick is the Energy Management Administrator for the City of Virginia Beach. In this position, she is working full-time to analyze and reduce energy consumption (and its associated expenses) – and all the critical issues relating to energy.

Lori Herrick was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008 as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. In May of 2010, Lori led the team that received LEED GOLD certification for the Virginia Beach Convention Center. It was the first convention center in the country to achieve LEED Gold as an “existing building” (versus new construction). Ms. Herrick participates in a number of committees to include the City’s Joint Energy Committee (focusing on municipal energy issues), Hampton Roads Planning District Commission’s Energy Group, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Offshore Wind Task Force.

Lori Herrick received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Youngstown State University and her Masters in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. She is also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
David Hodgins
Executive Director
Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge
Kevin Kampschroer
Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and Agency Senior Climate Change Adaptation Official
U.S. General Services Administration

Kevin Kampschroer is the Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings. He has devised a challenge for companies to dramatically improve the government’s ability to achieve deep retrofits through Energy Savings Performance contracts—which has doubled the amount f energy conservation from these contracts. His team manages the government’s implementation of a comprehensive improvement in the training and certification of facility managers and personnel across the entire Federal government (Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010). He is GSA’s Senior Climate Adaptation Official, ald leads the agency in planning for climate change risks.

Mr. Kampschroer was the Project Manager for the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (344 M2), and he has lectured at various universities such as MIT, Harvard, Georgia Tech, and Yale. His most recent publication as a contributing author is the first medical study showing the link between building characteristics on office worker stress and heart function-which showed the beneficial results of good lighting, natural light and IEQ. He has worked for GSA for over 39 years and is a graduate of Yale University.
Phil Klokis
Associate CIO, Public Buildings Information Technology Services

Phil Klokis serves as an Associate CIO with the General Service Administration’s IT Department. Mr. Klokis is responsible for delivering Information Technology (IT) solutions and services supporting PBS’ diverse real estate operations, which include: facility/building operations, leasing, design/construction/renovations; along with real estate portfolio management consisting of 1500 owned assets, 9000 active leased assets, and nearly 350 million square feet of office space.
L. Peter Korzeniewski, LEED AP
Regional Sales Manager

Peter Korzeniewski is Regional Sales Manager for Grundfos Commercial Building Services in the US. Peter has been selling pumps and pump systems for 18 years and has spent much of his time in the industry providing technical training and support to mechanical engineers and contractors serving the commercial market. Prior to his work at Grundfos, Peter has worked as a manufacturer’s representative in New York and also worked for Goulds Pumps. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York, College at Cortland.
Stephen Lacey
Senior Editor
Greentech Media

Stephen Lacey is a Senior Editor at Greentech Media, where he covers the business and politics of cleantech, with a focus on energy efficiency. He is co-host of the Energy Gang podcast, a weekly news digest on energy and environmental issues. He was formerly Deputy Editor of Climate Progress, a climate and energy blog based at the Center for American Progress. He was also an editor/producer with Renewable Energy World. He received his B.A. in journalism from Franklin Pierce University.
Heather Langford
Director, LEED

Heather oversees the Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP) - a collaborative effort between USGBC and Environmental Defense Fund. The DRPP engages the commercial building and energy industries to educate, promote, and drive participation in demand response programs while undertaking a robust research agenda focused on market adoption, grid reliability, and environmental impact.

Heather also works on the LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Program, supports the advocacy team on greening building codes and standards, and contributes to the technical development of LEED. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell and a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale.
Dean Larson
Director of Engineering
Boston Properties

Dean Larson joined Boston Properties in 1999 and is the Director of Engineering for the Boston Region. The portfolio includes such notable properties as the Prudential Center and The Hancock Tower. These signature properties represent a portion of the over 14 million square feet of first class commercial office space that make up the Boston Region.

Dean has an undergraduate degree in Marine and Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a Master’s degree in Management from Cambridge College. He holds a First Class Engineer’s license issued by the State of Massachusetts and is a Qualified Commissioning Authority (QxA) for all LEED projects, LEED Green Associate and holds a number of other state and trade organization licenses and certificates. Dean currently teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology in their Master’s program for Facility Management (MSFM).
Guanjing Lin
Sr. Scientific Engineering Associate - Building Technology and Urban Systems Department
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Guanjing Lin is a Sr. Scientific Engineering Associate in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research interests include building energy performance monitoring, fault detection and diagnostic, and building operation and commissioning. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a MS and a BS in HVAC Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Jean Lupinacci
Chief, ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jean Lupinacci is the chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch in the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has been with EPA for more than 25 years with primary responsibilities for developing and managing voluntary climate protection programs.

Jean joined EPA in 1985 to conduct economic analysis on pesticide use and regulations. From 1987-1993 she lead some of EPA’s flagship voluntary partnerships to reduce or eliminate CFCs to protect stratospheric ozone. She was chair of a United Nations Environment Program multi-national committee that evaluated technical options to reduce CFC use in the foam insulation sector from 1989-1994. In 1993, she led EPA’s effort to include all greenhouse gases, such as potent HFC and PFC gases in U.S. Climate policy.

Since 1993, Jean has developed and directed the efforts of Energy Star in the commercial and industrial markets. She has overseen the successful integration of the Green Lights and Climate Wise programs into ENERGY STAR, the introduction of innovative energy performance metrics for commercial buildings and industrial plants, the extension of the Energy Star label to buildings and plants, as well as the rapid adoption of organization-wide energy management programs by US businesses and institutions.
Cliff Majersik
Executive Director
Institute for Market Transformation

Cliff Majersik is executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that promotes energy efficiency in buildings. Under his leadership, IMT has expanded its work nationally and internationally and become a recognized leader in the energy efficiency field.

Majersik oversees IMT’s principal activities to advance energy efficiency in the built environment, including in the areas of building energy performance policy, energy codes, and energy efficiency finance. His work helped lead to the introduction of federal legislation in 2011 to account for energy efficiency in mortgage underwriting, and he helped craft the innovative building energy benchmarking and disclosure laws in the District of Columbia and New York City.
Robert McKim
Vice President
Amerex Energy Services

Robert McKim possesses more than 28 years of experience in energy in areas ranging from regulatory affairs, to natural gas storage, to structured transactions for large end users and utilities, to pricing retail transactions, and finally to managing one of the premier consulting energy brokerage desks in the United States. As Vice President at Amerex Energy Services, Mr. McKim is responsible for technical sales, structure, and management of client portfolios for both electricity and natural gas arrangements. He has been intimately involved in every major client relationship maintained by Amerex. Value of clients’ energy portfolios placed with Amerex in excess of $650 Million.
Kelly Millsaps
Chief Technology Officer
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Vice President, Sustainability
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Sara Neff is Vice President of Sustainability for Kilroy Realty Corporation. Sara oversees sustainability initiatives at Kilroy Realty Corporation such as the implementation of energy and water efficiency projects throughout the portfolio, all LEED certifications, sustainability disclosures, the recycling and green cleaning program, electric vehicle charging station installations, and the greening of building and construction standards. Prior to joining Kilroy, Sara worked at Google and in solar at Idealab, participated in irrigation and soil erosion work in India, and led green consulting projects in Brazil and Argentina. Sara’s awards include BOMA’s Generation BOMA Professional of the Year (2011) and USGBC-LA’s Greenspeak Award (2012) and San Francisco Business Times Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Rising Star (2013). She holds an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and a BS with honors from Stanford University.
Sean Patrick Neill
Managing Director

Sean Patrick Neill is Managing Director, MESA of SCIenergy, a firm that uses an innovative approach to funding retrofits of privately held property. He is responsible for the first Managed Energy Services Agreement (MESA) in New York City, a $3 MM retrofit at 125 Maiden Lane and will shortly close the first in Chicago.

A specialist in the real estate economics of energy efficiency and energy policy, Mr. Neill organized and led the Green Lease Forum at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which developed guidance to address the “split incentive” in commercial real estate. Working with the Environmental Defense Fund, Mr. Neill founded and initially led the Investor Confidence Project, an effort to formalize engineering methodologies for estimating retrofit savings, commissioning improvements and measuring savings so that they can be used for underwriting. He has consistently paired policy work with transactional work, leading the development, financing and execution of more than $12 million in energy efficiency retrofits in three public housing authorities.
David G. Oshinski
Corporate Director of Construction
The Home Depot
Paul Oswald
Environmental Systems Incorporated

Paul Oswald is president of Environmental Systems, Inc (ESI). ESI is a professional services firm focused on building efficiency. Paul has over 30 years of experience in building automation, system integration and energy management. His experience includes product strategy and development, business and channel development, service and contracting.
Brandon Patterson
Global Business Services Project Executive

Brandon Patterson has worked for IBM Global Business Services in the Federal Sector for nearly 10 years in multiple system integration delivery and business development roles. He was recently IBM's delivery lead and Project Executive for GSA's GSAlink project and currently leads the IBM GBS Public Sector Smarter Buildings business.
Robert A. Peck
Senior Associate/Southeast Region, Director of Consulting

Robert A. Peck is Director of Consulting for the Southeast Region of Gensler, a global design firm. The Consulting group provides workplace strategy and sustainable design services to public and private organizations.

For five years in the Clinton Administration and nearly three in the Obama Administration, Bob was Commissioner of GSA’s Public Buildings Service. With an annual budget of more than $9 billion and a workforce of 7,000, PBS conducts nationwide asset and property management, design and construction, leasing, and disposals for 375 million square feet of space accommodating more than 1.1 million federal workers.

In the Federal government, in addition to GSA, Bob has worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House and the Federal Communications Commission. On Capitol Hill, he was associate counsel to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and chief of staff to the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). He was a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Karen Penafiel
Vice President, Advocacy, Codes & Standards
BOMA International

Karen Penafiel joined the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International in December, 1989 and serves as vice president of the advocacy, codes and standards division of the association. In this capacity, Karen leads BOMA’s federal and state advocacy programs and oversees BOMA’s model building codes and voluntary standards efforts. As the association’s chief lobbyist, she works with Congress and the federal agencies on a wide range of issues affecting the commercial real estate industry.

Karen has taken the lead on energy and sustainability issues for BOMA for the past decade and is the author of BOMA International’s two guidance documents on electricity deregulation. She is currently leading the association’s market transformation efforts and helped develop BOMA’s green lease guides.

Karen is a graduate of Hamilton College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. She lives in Centreville, Virginia with her three children.
John Picard
Founder & CEO
John Picard & Associates
David L. Pogue
Global Director of Corporate Responsibility

As Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, Dave Pogue oversees CBRE’s development, implementation and reporting for all aspects of corporate social responsibility, including environmental stewardship, community engagement and corporate giving.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Pogue led sustainability programs for CBRE’s property and facilities management portfolio around the globe, managing the development, introduction and implementation of a wide-ranging platform of sustainable practices and policies. His leadership in this area produced an award-winning sustainability platform leveraging thought leadership, service delivery and industry associations to raise worldwide green building standards. Program achievements included development of CBRE’s $1 million Real Green Research Challenge; aggressive endorsement of the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® program; introduction of the Green Knights program; delivery of co-branded BOMA BEEP training to more than 13,000 attendees; and recognition as the first manager of commercial property to certify more than 150 buildings in the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system.

CBRE was also ranked in Newsweek’s list of the 500 greenest companies in the U.S. since the award’s inception, honored by the EPA as a six-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council® with the Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence.

Prior to leading sustainability programs, Mr. Pogue was a Senior Managing Director of Asset Services in the Western Region, responsible for overseeing service delivery for office, retail and industrial real estate properties totaling more than 250 MSF. Mr. Pogue also served as Executive Vice President, Ownership Services, for Insignia/ESG in the Western Region and joined CBRE with the company's acquisition of that firm in 2003. Before joining Insignia, he was Director of Management Services for CB Commercial in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Scott Pomeroy
Sustainability Manager
DowntownDC BID

Scott Pomeroy is the Sustainability Manager for the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID). Since 2008, he has managed a wide range of sustainability initiatives including the DowntownDC ecoDistrict, a comprehensive framework of programs formally established on Earth Day 2011. Included in this work, he insured the ecoDistrict's participation in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge, piloted the DC Smarter Business Challenge, as well as facilitating the production of the annual Building Energy Summits. Prior to joining the DowntownDC BID, Scott was the Executive Director of the 14th & U Main Street Initiative, the then largest urban main street district encompassing a twenty six linear block area. His leadership and coordination of revitalization efforts in that position laid the foundation for the growth and sustainability of the neighborhood and its recognition in 2011 by American Planning Association, as one of their Great Places in America: Streets. Scott Pomeroy's commitment to the strength and vitality of his city includes serving on numerous boards and volunteering with a variety of community groups, including Keep Washington DC Beautiful, Career Path DC, and the U Street Neighborhood Association.
Darlene Pope
President & CEO
CoR Advisors

Darlene Pope is Founder and Principal of CoR Advisors®. Ms. Pope has more than 20 years experience in commercial real estate and technology, including intelligent building solutions, energy management, sustainable building operations, automated business solutions, and advanced telecommunications services. Ms. Pope founded CoR Advisors® in 2009 to serve as a leading educator and trusted advisor to the real estate industry for the integration of technology into real estate management and operations. Under Ms. Pope's leadership, CoR Advisors® has developed a market reach of over 30,000 real estate professionals.

Prior to launching CoR Advisors®, Ms. Pope served 4 years as Managing Partner at Realcomm, where she founded and managed the company's professional development division. She created the content and served as lead instructor for Realcomm's technology seminars and webinars, served as Editor of the Realcomm Advisory weekly e-newsletter, and was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of The RealcommEDGE magazine. Ms. Pope is a nationally recognized author and speaker on such topics as intelligent buildings, energy management, green buildings, sustainability, in-building wireless solutions, and other real estate technologies.

Ms. Pope began her commercial real estate career as a property manager for Charles E. Smith Co. in Washington, DC in 1992. Her professional experience includes Founder and President of CRE Partners, Vice President of Real Estate at On-Site Access, Director of Real Estate at Broadband Office, and National Director of the Internet Building program for Kivex/Allegiance Telecom. She is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Chairman of the Sustainability Committee for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Northern Virginia, member of the USGBC, and is the President of the In-Building Wireless Alliance (IBWA).
Dan Probst
Chairman – Energy and Sustainability Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

As Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services globally, Dan Probst is responsible for developing and delivering products and services that help clients reduce energy costs and their real estate related environmental footprint through innovative portfolio and occupancy strategies, workplace standards, and operating practices.

Dan is a founding and current member of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Environmental Sustainability Board. He also oversees the firm’s Engineering & Operations team across the Americas region.

Dan is co-author of the book “Six Sigma for Sustainability” a pioneering corporate guide to use the power of Six Sigma to develop and implement enterprise-wide green initiatives.
Raymond A. Pustinger

Mr. Pustinger has been serving commercial facilities in matters of energy and operations for more than 25 years, including ten years with ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) and ten years as CEO of Precision-Paragon which he led to acquisition by Hubbell Lighting (NYSE:HUB-A) in 2008. As Enerliance President, Ray is responsible for strategic development of the business as it addresses three high growth markets; building intelligence, energy solutions and smart grid.

Ray currently serves on four boards; AESC, an energy engineering consultancy, PLMA, a leading organization of demand response practitioners, CleanTech OC, a non-profit organization that promotes job creation and economic growth, and Echo-Factory, a Southern California marketing agency.
Dilip Rahulan
Founder and Executive Chairman
Pacific Controls
Mike Rogers
Shared Services Operations Manager
Sodexo at the International Monetary Fund

Michael Rogers currently serves as the Shared Services Operations Manager for Sodexo, serving the International Monetary Fund account.

In his current role, Michael is responsible for the leadership of the Safety Administration, Energy Management, Compliance, Quality Control, Strategic Sourcing, and Sustainability activities that support the IMF in approximately 2.8 million square feet of Headquarter Facilities.

He has a Bachelor in Technical Management and over eighteen years of experience in Facility Operations and Energy Management. He and his team have been recognized as innovative leaders in energy and data analysis.
Tommy Russo
Chief Technology Officer, Akridge
Strategic Advisor, CoR Advisors

Tommy Russo is a Strategic Advisor to CoR Advisors, providing invaluable direction and consulting services to the company and its clients. Mr. Russo serves as Chief Technology Office for Akridge, the leading commercial real estate owner and property management company in Washington, DC. Mr. Russo's experience in commercial development and construction, coupled with his extensive background in information technology (IT), provides a unique understanding of the value of technology in the built environment. Mr. Russo is a LEED AP and is in charge of Akridge's "green" initiatives to promote energy efficiency across their entire real estate portfolio. Mr. Russo has conducted research and deployment of energy conservation methods to reduce the utility costs up to 40% across the Akridge portfolio, including installation of advanced lighting solutions and automated energy management systems and controls. In addition, he championed and managed the deployment of the first neutral host in-building wireless system in the U.S., along with a wireless web-based camera network, which allows investors and project managers to observe their assets under construction.

Mr. Russo is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of intelligent building technologies and was recognized as one of the "Top 100 CIOs" by CIO Magazine in 2008. He serves on the Advisory Council for Realcomm, a leading resource for education and research on technology for real estate and is on the Board of Directors of the In-Building Wireless Alliance (IBWA). Mr. Russo has won numerous awards recognizing his achievements in technology in the real estate industry, including the Realcomm Digie Award for greatest personal impact on the advancement of technology in real estate.
Carlos Santamaria, RPA, LEED AP
Vice President Engineering, Glenborough
Strategic Advisor, CoR Advisors

Carlos Santamaria is a Strategic Advisor for CoR Advisors, providing valuable operations experience and first-hand knowledge of energy management solutions in commercial buildings. As Vice President of Engineering Services for Glenborough since 2004, Carlos has developed and implemented a national energy management and sustainability strategy resulting in improved building efficiency, tenant comfort, increased asset values, and cost savings. These efforts have earned Glenborough the recognition of an Energy Star Partner "Top Performer" four years in a row. Mr. Santamaria successfully managed the Aventine LEED project qualifying the Aventine for LEED Platinum certification in December 2010. With an Energy Star score of 100, the Aventine Office building is one out of only five multi-tenant, 20+ year-old office buildings to have received this coveted award worldwide.

Mr. Santamaria has worked in commercial real estate for more than 25 years, concentrating in engineering and construction operations. He leads Glenborough's Sustainability Program, strategically positioning the company as a leader in energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental stewardship. He has served as a Realcomm International Advisory Council member since 2009 and is a Steering Committee Member with the Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance. Carlos is the Vice Chair of the Building Owners & Managers (BOMA) Association International Energy & Environment Committee and a Board of Director / Chair of the BOMA California Energy Committee. Mr. Santamaria is a nationally recognized speaker and advisor on energy efficiency and sustainability strategies, specializing in transforming in-efficient buildings into high performance operations.
Frank Santella
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Facilities Maintenance and Services Programs

Frank Santella currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service Office of Facilities Management. Frank has a proven track record in customer service, operations management, and business process improvement that has created a solid Facilities Management foundation for GSA, one of the largest real estate organizations in the world.

Over the last three years, Frank has been responsible for the strategic direction of Property Management Programs, including, facility operations and new technologies, energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability for the PBS portfolio of 360 million rentable square feet, in 9600 properties residing in 1100 communities across the United States. This portfolio represents over a billion dollars in annual recurring operating costs through the daily execution of over 3000 GSA FM/PM professionals and a large network of operators.
Sara Schoen
Manager, Energy & Sustainability
First Potomac Realty Trust

Sara Schoen joined First Potomac Realty Trust in 2011 as the company’s first employee dedicated solely to energy and sustainability initiatives. First Potomac has since implemented Energy Star benchmarking across its portfolio, completed efficiency improvements at more than 100 properties, and increased the proportion of its multi-story office properties with LEED or Energy Star certification to almost 60%. Sara also manages energy procurement and demand response programs for the company’s largest properties.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Sara began studying architecture at the University of Maryland but quickly shifted her focus to sociology and economics after realizing how much drawing was involved. She has also worked at the Corporate Executive Board and the U.S. Green Building Council.
John K. Scott
Senior Executive Managing Director
Colliers International

John K. Scott, Senior Executive Managing Director for Colliers International Florida is a 30+ year real estate asset management veteran. As the SEMD he oversees a portfolio of over 100 retail, office and industrial properties in excess of 8.6 million square feet. He leads a team of over 45 professional and support personnel specializing in property management, accounting, and facilities maintenance. Before joining Colliers in 2012, John was the Director of Client Solutions for Florida at Cushman & Wakefield where he oversaw a portfolio of over 10 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial properties. Throughout his years in the commercial real estate industry John has developed a true passion for sustainability. John is currently the Chair of Colliers Broker Sustainability Practice Group as well as the Chair for the Berkeley FLEXLAB Advisory Committee. He was appointed Chair of the BOMA International Sustainability and Market Initiative Task Force in 2007 and completed his position as a charter member on the BOMA 360 building program, which was released to the commercial real estate industry in April of 2009. Some of his Professional accomplishments also include; BOMA International Executive Committee (2011-2013), Miami Dade Mayor's Sustainability Task Force Member (2010-Present) Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA) Partnership with DOE, Chair of Steering Committee and Co-Chair Existing Building Committee. (2010-2013), BOMA's International Political Action Committee Past Chair (2004-2009) BOMA Southern Region, President (2006-2007), BOMA Florida President (2003-2004) and BOMA Miami Dade President (2000-2001)
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah Consulting

Jigar Shah is author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy. Shah unlocked the multi-billion dollar worldwide solar industry with a business model innovation, the Power Purchase Agreement. This model created SunEdison, the largest solar services company worldwide. Jigar Shah has shown that business model innovation applied to the biggest challenge of our lifetime – climate change – will unlock a $10 trillion dollar new economy. After a successful exit at SunEdison, Jigar served as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room — a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Today, as CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, he works to invest and consult into business model and financial innovation from his offices in NYC.
K. Scott Sine
Director of Engineering and Energy Services; Chief Engineer
PPL EnergyPlus

Scott is working on his 14th year on the construction side of the business after a decade in consulting. Scott is a Division leader of H.T. Lyons, which is the greatest contributor to the largest contracting group in the northeastern United States, PPL Energy Services Holdings, Inc. Scott launched LEED mechanical design in the Lehigh Valley with the hallmark PPL Plaza in 2001 - one of two buildings in the country able to be LEED registered and hold an Energy star rating for a decade. Scott's latest endeavor is to create business for consultants and contractors alike, using energy related initiatives such as Net-Zero electric and off-balance sheet opportunities targeted for the private sector. These energy services opportunities have become a major business component to our Healthcare, University, Industrial, and Commercial clientele.
Darrell D. Smith
Director of Facilities & Energy

Darrell Smith is the Director of Facilities & Energy for Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities group. Darrell oversees the Facilities Management and Energy Strategy for Microsoft’s 15 Million square foot headquarters campus in Redmond Washington. In addition, Darrell is also RE&F’s Global Center of Excellence for Energy and Sustainability. In this role, Darrell is accountable for setting the strategic direction for Sustainability across Microsoft’s overall portfolio consisting of 34 Million square feet and over 700 sites. One of Darrell’s focus areas has been anchored in innovation - leveraging IT and tools to solve Big Data problem and driving energy efficiency at City scale. Darrell has 15 years of industry experience in Facilities, Data Center Operations, Energy Management, and Manufacturing.
Mike Smith
VP of Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Smith is the Vice President of Building Technology Services ("BTS") Group for Forest City Enterprises, Inc., which is a Cleveland, Ohio, based Real Estate Company. Mike has 17 years of experience in the network design, administrator, project management and management of information systems.

The BTS group works closely with the Forest City Residential Development, Commercial and Residential Management and Marketing groups to implement resident communications, building infrastructure and all technology for new development and existing projects. In addition to the communications infrastructure, the BTS group is involved with the research of solutions such as wireless internet access, building security, distributive antenna systems (DAS) building access and control systems, and environmental controls.

The BTS group works directly with the Forest City Energy and Sustainability Group to ensure that property environmental controls are in place at all Forest City properties. The BTS Group is also involved in all Development & Operational projects where they are responsible for all infrastructure and technology needs for all Forest City properties.
Tim Stauss
Client Development Manager
Schneider Electric

As manger of client development, Tim Stauss leads companies through the processes of strategic energy planning, strategic sourcing, utility bill management, energy reporting and other data driven energy related services. Mr. Stauss has been with Schneider Electric since 2012, during which time he has worked with clients in New England and Washington DC, including the commercial real estate, industrial, and healthcare sectors.

Before joining Schneider, Mr. Stauss was a business development manager for EnerNOC for the technology driven continuous commissioning solution serving the commercial real estate, institutional and healthcare industries. In addition, he has experience in the utilities industry as well as new building commissioning and retro-commissioning.
Nicholas Stolatis
Senior Director of Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives

Mr. Stolatis holds the position Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives at TIAA-CREF, where he has leadership responsibility on the European and Global Sustainability team focusing on sustainability and governance for the entire domestic and international real estate equity investment portfolio encompassing office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties with a total area in excess of 125 million square feet. Nick has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM®), the LEED® Accredited Professional, and the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designations.

Mr. Stolatis is a facilitator for IREM's Course #800, "Ethics in Real Estate Management", and Course #SRM001, “Sustainable Real Estate Management”, and was an instructor in the BOMI Institute's RPA designation program, specializing in the “Real Estate Investment and Finance” and “Asset Management” courses offered by BOMI.

TIAA-CREF is a national financial services leader and the premier retirement system for education and research employees, currently with approximately $542 billion in assets (a/o 9/30/13) under management, including approximately $21 billion in real estate investments.
Dan Tangherlini
W. Scott Tew
Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES)
Ingersoll Rand

Scott Tew is the founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand (CEES) which supports all of the company’s strategic brands—Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Trane and Thermo King—and is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing resource demand of products and minimizing resource use within company facilities.

In addition, Scott serves as a featured speaker and thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts and sustainability. His recent efforts have led to the development of world-class initiatives including the creation of a green product portfolio, personalized employee engagement, unique research on unmet needs in the green space, and sustainability-related solution concepts like building a $300 house. Prior to this role, Scott led high profile programs to advocate for energy efficiency, green buildings and global greenhouse gas emissions standards and policies.

Scott holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental science and ecology from Livingston University. He plays key roles in several important groups including: the Alliance to Save Energy; the EDGE Center for Energy and the Global Environment at Duke University; the North Carolina New Schools Energy & Sustainability Council; and the US and India Green Building Councils. Scott contributed to the recently released book, Practicing Sustainability, by Springer Publishing.
Ted Trabue
Managing Director

As Managing Director, Ted Trabue is responsible for leading the DCSEU in meeting its economic, environmental, and job creation goals. Mr. Trabue has over 30 years of experience in public affairs, most recently as Executive Director of the Green Builders Council of DC. He also served two terms as the President of the District of Columbia State Board of Education. Mr. Trabue is a fourth generation Washingtonian, and like his mother and grandmother, he attended DC public schools. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. Mr. Trabue is a member of the DC Bar and has served on the board of directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, DC Appleseed, and the DC Building Industry Association.
Clayton E. Ulrich
Senior Vice President, Engineering Services

Since joining Hines in 1975, Mr. Ulrich has provided visionary leadership and direction for Hines' 1,100-member global engineering team. His influence provides direction for Hines’ 120 million square feet of commercial real estate engineering operations. He obtained his LEED AP designation in 2002. He leverages his extensive experience in building operations and energy management technologies to lead Hines’ energy management and conservation focus on an annual utility purchase in excess of $215,000,000. His experience with building operations, technologies, equipment, components and systems is instrumental in executing his engineering leadership and site support responsibilities. Hines' domestic and international portfolio encompasses 260 properties in 100 cities in 17 countries.
Bill Updike
Green Building Specialist
District Department of the Environment (Washington, DC)

Bill Updike is the Green Building Specialist for the District Department of the Environment (Washington, DC), where he is responsible for managing green building policy for the city government, as well as encouraging innovation and advancement in the high performance building sector. Prior to joining the department, Bill worked as a project manager for a renewable energy company, as a construction manager for a design/build firm, and as an outside sales representative for a green building supply company. In the early part of his career, Bill worked as an environmental journalist for two national magazines. Bill received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.
Maria Vargas
Director, Better Buildings Challenge
Senior Program Advisor, US Department of Energy

Maria Vargas is the Director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Department of Energy. The goal of the Better Buildings Challenge is to make American buildings 20 percent more efficient by 2020. This leadership initiative involves chief executive officers, University presidents and state and local leaders that have committed to upgrading buildings across their portfolio and providing their energy savings data and strategies as models for others to follow. Ms. Vargas also serves as a Senior Program Advisor in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy.

Prior to her work at DOE, Ms. Vargas was the Brand Manager for the ENERGY STAR program for over 15 years while at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Vargas also served as the Co-Director of the ENERGY STAR Buildings and Green Lights Partnership. She has been involved in policy work on the issues of ozone depletion, global climate change, and related environmental and energy issues since 1985.

Ms. Vargas received a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning.
Greg Walker
Research Director
Continental Automated Buildings Association

Mr. Walker is an accomplished research and business operations professional with 11+ years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. His skill set includes: biomedical science and building science research, project management, financial forecasting, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, and personnel management.

Mr. Walker has worked directly with senior management (Directors, Vice Presidents, and CEOs) at various organizations including government research agencies, universities, hospitals, engineering firms, and private sector companies. He has also been a guest speaker at several industry conferences throughout North America.

Mr. Walker holds a BA. and BSc. from the University of Windsor and an MSc. from Dalhousie University, and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Anne White
Program Coordinator
Transwestern Sustainability Services

Anne develops program and promotional materials for Transwestern Sustainability Services and creates outreach and educational materials on sustainability and LEED® certification for both internal Transwestern staff and tenants in commercial buildings undergoing LEED certification. Additionally, Anne oversees Transwestern’s master ENERGY STAR account and Transwestern’s participation in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge.

Anne is a LEED AP O+M, former Southeast Regional Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA), a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Wisconsin, and Notary Public in the state of Wisconsin. Anne also has completed the Competent Communicator and Distinguished Leader and served as President and Vice President of Public Relations for High Pointe Toastmasters Club 7029.
Jim Young
Vice President of Corporate Facilities, Services and Real Estate
Marriott International

Jim Young currently serves as Marriott International’s Vice President of Corporate Facilities, Services and Real Estate. He has represented the company’s local interests in traffic, sustainability, and energy issues by working with local and state government agencies. He assumes leadership for the company’s sustainable initiatives at Headquarters and among the numerous progressive and inventive programs he has implemented the most significant is the achievement of LEED-EB Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). His organization of 185 people provides a safe, comfortable and productive environment for over 3,500 associates working in over one million square feet at Marriott’s Headquarters’ campus just outside Washington, DC. Currently, much of his energy and attention is focused on transforming Marriott’s workplace to match the changing landscape, technology and workforce of the next 20 years.

Jim first joined Marriott in 1983 and for the next 20 years worked in hotel operations for Marriott as well as several Marriott franchisees and competitors. He has experience in the full service, limited service and conference center segments of the industry. With degrees in education and business, prior to working in the hospitality industry Jim has experience teaching, in construction, and in the consumer products distribution industry. He returned to Marriott in 2003 in his current capacity.
Danny Yu
Daintree Networks

Danny brings over 20 years of leadership and growth company experience in lighting, enterprise solutions, communications, and semiconductors to his role as CEO. Immediately prior to Daintree, Danny was Vice President of Segment and Strategic Marketing at Philips Lumileds where he led global marketing, business development, and product definition for solid state (LED) lighting segments. He originally joined Lumileds prior to its acquisition by Philips as Vice President of Global Major Account Sales and Business Development. During his tenure at Lumileds, Danny led multiple lighting businesses from their start-up phase to achieving $70–$100M+ in revenues and market-leading positions.

Earlier in his career, Danny held senior roles in the venture capital industry including Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners and Partner at DynaFund Ventures. He invested in and served as a board member for companies spanning enterprise systems and infrastructure software, data networking, telecommunications, and advanced components. Danny began his career in technical sales management and engineering roles at Hewlett-Packard and Apple. Danny holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School.