Date(s) - 05/03/2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This year’s Green Room Online is all about performance of our buildings existing and new. By far the greatest part of carbon emissions are from our older buildings. What can be done to reduce emissions quickly? Do we need more carrot or more stick? Is the regulatory approach of New York City, with clear targets and penalties for excess consumption, appropriate or are more incentives to reduce energy and carbon emissions needed?
What can we do about the existing stock? What measures can ensure that property owners of commercial stock are encouraged to upgrade and reduce energy consumption? What supports are available for companies seeking to upgrade their buildings? This year The Green Room online looks at the ongoing performance of our existing commercial buildings.
|2.10pm||Chris Pyke, Arc Skoru||Why is it so important to be transparent on actual performance of buildings? Who is leading in this sector and what does the future look like?|
|2.35pm||Orla Coyle, SEAI
Lessons from EXCEED
|SEAI offers capital and design support for renovation of non-residential buildings including EXCEED. What are the lessons so far? What are the opportunities for businesses?|
|2.50pm||Rachael McGinley, CBRE Ireland
The data gap for Irish commercial buildings
|Investors are increasingly looking for data on the actual performance of the buildings. What are the challenges and how can they be overcome in gathering and providing the data? How can Irish building owners be better supported to improve performance?|
|3.05pm||Chris Botten, Better Building Partnership||Better Building Partnership have been working to improve the performance of commercial buildings including piloting the Australian Nabers Performance rating. What are the learnings so far?|
||Carrot or stick- What would work best to drive down energy use and Carbon emissions in the commercial sector?|
Chris Pyke, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Product for ArcSkoru, Inc. Previously, Chris was the Chief Strategy Officer for Aclima, Inc., Chief Operating Officer for GRESB, B.V., Vice President for Research at the US Green Building Council, and a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Chris has served in a number of advisory roles, including as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, chair of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, and co-chair of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Interagency Working Group on Human Contributions and Responses to Climate Change.
Orla Coyle is a Chartered Engineer and Programme Manager for NZEB and High-Performance Retrofit within the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. She has over 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings both in Ireland and Australia. Prior to joining SEAI, Orla was a director in a consulting practice involved the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment for a range of new and existing buildings
Rachael McGinley is Head of Sustainability for CBRE Ireland, where she is responsible for corporate sustainability, and providing sustainability advice to CBRE’s clients. CBRE enables property owners and occupiers with sustainability strategy, energy efficiency, and wellness programs. In 2007, CBRE became the first commercial real estate services company to announce a commitment to become carbon neutral in its own operations and has recently adopted a Science-Based Target. Previously, Rachael worked for the Green Building Council of Australia in technical, strategic and engagement roles. She also has a background in structural engineering and brings a practical approach to sustainability in the property sector
Christopher Botten is the Programme Manager for the Better Buildings Partnership. His responsibilities cover the day to day management of the BBP and the running of the Working Groups. Chris first started out as a Climate Change Officer for the London Climate Change Agency before working as a Project Manager in the London Development Agency Environment and Climate Change Team. Christopher holds an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management.
Fergus Sharkey is a Chartered Engineer with over 13 years experience in the Energy Industry. With Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Fergus is Head of Public and Private Sector Business. He leads a team in SEAI focussed on accelerating energy efficiency project activity with public and private sector clients. His team provides a range of supports including information and training on best practice, project development grants, capital partnership programmes, and energy contracting support.