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Building Decarbonization - Is Your Building Ready?

San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan has set a target date of 2035 for all large commercial buildings to eliminate onsite fossil fuel consumption. The State of California will ultimately mandate this too, with the California Air Resources Board targeting 2045 as their deadline for commercial building decarbonization. This mandate will impact the vast majority of existing buildings in the Bay Area, and it’s critical that property professionals and their engineering teams start planning now.

This program will dive into the 2021 San Francisco Climate Action Plan and the California Air Resources Board's 2022 Draft Scoping Plan, and how property owners and managers must begin preparing for the impending changes. As these plans aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is crucial for property management teams to understand their fiscal responsibilities and how to enact sustainable and renewable practices. This webinar will discuss ways property managers can identify areas of improvement and establish the necessary infrastructure to reduce their carbon footprint to comply. In addition, we will discuss how preparing for these changes is an essential part of ensuring that a property's operations remain cost-efficient, sustainable, and compliant with the new legislation.

Tom Arnold, CEO | Gridium

Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom Arnold was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at EnerNOC, and cofounder at TerraPass. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. When he isn’t thinking about the future of buildings, he enjoys riding his bike and chasing after his two daughters.

Becca Timms, Director of ESG | Jamestown
Becca Timms is the Director of ESG at Jamestown. She leads environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives through the Jamestown Green program and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2012, Ms. Timms worked as a local government consultant for Clark Patterson Lee, where she served as Community Development Coordinator and Sustainability Commission Staff Liaison for the City of Dunwoody. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and holds a LEED AP O+M credential. Ms. Timms is an active volunteer with the Urban Land Institute, the US Green Building Council, and Community Farmers Markets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Environmental Policy from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development: Environmental Policy and Management from Utrecht University.

Ben Myers, SVP of Sustainability | BXP
Ben Myers is the Senior Vice President of Sustainability at BXP. He is responsible for sustainability and ESG strategy, implementation, reporting and stakeholder engagement. He has a genuine passion for sustainable real estate and is committed to disrupting the status quo as an industry leader on climate action, resilience, green building, renewable energy, healthy workspaces, and urban ecosystems. 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. Ben has served as Chair of Nareit’s Real Estate Sustainability Council and is currently Vice Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Sustainable Development Product Council and UMass Isenberg Real Estate Advisory.

Moderated By:

Ana Duffy, Sustainability Manager | Hudson Pacific Properties
Ana Duffy is a Sustainability Manager at Hudson Pacific Properties with 4+ years of experience in commercial real estate ESG programs. She currently serves as Chair of BOMA SF’s Energy & Environment Committee and sits on the Executive Committee for BOMA International. She’s passionate about the built environment’s potential to drive meaningful change in the fight against climate change and maximizing education and engagement of all stakeholders along the way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$35 per person.

If you require an invoice, please contact Sylwia Preis at [email protected]. No refunds will be provided for no-shows or cancellations after June 19, 2023.

6/21/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Wednesday, 21 June 2023

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6/21/2023 10:30 AM

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