Expand your knowledge of how integrated efficiency technologies improve building performance from both ‘green’ perspectives: energy efficiency AND money!
30% of energy being used in buildings is done so inefficiently or unnecessarily, per EPA’s Energy Star program. Additionally, commercial and industrial buildings create about 45% of our greenhouse gas emissions. If their energy efficiency were increased by 10%, they could generate $20 billion in savings nationally.
Learn from experts about useful technologies, gain insights on how to implement these technologies, measure environmental/financial impacts, and consider the solutions’ ROI. Our panel's experience is practical, having accepted responsibilities for increasing building efficiency and sustainability for major asset portfolios. We expect to hear about unfilled, potential needs, which entrepreneurs might transform into their favorite niche.
- Elijah Ercolino, Director of Building Automation Services at Boston University
- Michael Fitzgerald, General Manager, MIT Endicott House Conference Center
- Chris Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, Founder and President, The Green Engineer, Inc.
Moderated by Brad Rolph
Elijah Ercolino, Director of Building Automation Services at Boston University
Elijah is the Director of Building Automation Services at Boston University where he is leading the efforts to reduce energy and water consumption through the use of controls which allow buildings to operate more efficiently with improved occupant comfort and reduced maintenance costs.
Before joining BU, Elijah spent several years working in venture-backed cleantech startups in player/coach roles as an Energy Engineer/Senior Program Manager for Commercial/Industrial/Federal clients.
Michael Fitzgerald, General Manager, MIT Endicott House Conference Center .
Mike brings a management career in the hospitality industry encompassing over 38 years. Mike has focused on maximizing revenue streams, controlling costs and effectively managing project budgets. For the Endicott House he has spearheaded the sustainability initiatives on property, including over 60% renewable energy sources, composting system that reduces waste by 85%, electrolyzed water cleaning systems and even their own greenhouse on property, providing direct farm-to-table offerings.
Chris Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, Founder and President, The Green Engineer, Inc.
Over the past 28 years Chris has been involved in a large number of projects incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability. These projects have been across many building types, ranging from High-rise office buildings to small-scale multi-family residential. Many of his projects include energy intensive building types such as research laboratories and hospitals. Among these are 129 completed LEED Certified projects.
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