Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure for Commercial Property: New State and Local Mandates
Implications for Construction, Sale, Leasing and Operation of Commercial Buildings
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine the current movement toward energy usage benchmarking for commercial properties. The panel will discuss reporting requirements using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager system, ENERGY STAR© criteria, and how purchase contracts, leases, construction contracts and property management agreements should address benchmarking.
- Evolving approaches to energy efficiency in commercial buildings—LEED construction, renewable energy
- Benchmarking—where mandates are in place, typical reporting regimes
- Utilizing EnergyStar and Portfolio Manager
- Impact of benchmarking on construction and operation of commercial property
- Suggested reporting and benchmarking provisions for leases, sales contracts, management agreements, construction contracts
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- What is benchmarking, and why has it become an issue for developers and operators of commercial buildings in major metropolitan areas?
- What are the mechanics of energy usage reporting under the EPA’s Portfolio Manager system, and who is responsible?
- How might construction or renovation plans be affected by benchmarking mandates?
- How should counsel address benchmarking mandates in leases, sales agreements, and property management agreements?
Brad A. Molotsky
Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures,... | Read More
Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures, property management, financing, public private partnership and real estate joint ventures (including mixed-use development). He also has deep experience in board governance and managing public company issues such as enterprise risk, internal audit, compensation, proxy statement preparation and review, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Previously for nearly 20 years, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Brandywine Realty Trust where he was responsible for all legal operations of the company, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, board matters, insurance procurement, litigation oversight, SEC filing oversight and the legal aspects of capital raising.Close
Jones Lang LaSalle
Ms. Schneider leads the firm’s Energy and Sustainability Services division in a region anchored by New York City,... | Read More
Ms. Schneider leads the firm’s Energy and Sustainability Services division in a region anchored by New York City, Boston and Washington DC. Her focus is on energy optimization as well as the development and implementation of energy and sustainability programs for new and existing clients. Additionally, she specializes in energy and sustainability performance and LEED certification for new and existing buildings and portfolios as well as commercial interiors. She leads teams currently implementing a whole-building energy retrofit of the Empire State Building and that recently achieved LEED EBOM Gold certification for the most famous office building in the world in 2011. She has now replicated this energy optimization process in over 100 buildings across the U.S. She manages energy and sustainability aspects of mission critical facilities across the country and has led energy and sustainability assignments at over 60 million square feet of properties in the Northeast.Close
Jeannie Renne-Malone, LEED AP, ENV SP, GGP
Vice President, Sustainability
Ms. Renne-Malone is responsible for developing and implementing a global sustainability strategy for the company. She... | Read More
Ms. Renne-Malone is responsible for developing and implementing a global sustainability strategy for the company. She sets goals and objectives, establishes strategies, tracks progress and reports results for corporate operations and the global portfolio. She has over 15 years of experience in sustainable development, technology transfer, renewable energy, climate change, greenhouse gas accounting, and sustainability planning and reporting in the U.S. and in Latin America.Close
Associate Technical Director
Institute for Market Transformation
Mr. Antonoff oversees the development of technical resources and assisting cities in implementing innovative and... | Read More
Mr. Antonoff oversees the development of technical resources and assisting cities in implementing innovative and practical solutions to cut energy waste in buildings and reduce greenhosue gas emissions. He is also the Technical Director of the City Energy Project, a joint initiative of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Previously, he was the Energy/Climate Change Policy Advisor for the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment. There, he initiated and implemented programs to meet the city's goals for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction within the built environment. He was responsible for developing Seattle’s program for mandatory benchmarking and disclosure of energy performance for almost 9,000 nonresidential and multifamily buildings. He also led the city’s efforts to pilot the development of an outcome-based energy code model.Close