Starting to Green Existing Buildings: How to Conduct Assessments and Build a Financial Case
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Session 1 of the USGBC-NCR Existing Buildings Operations + Maintenance Educational Series

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:30 am - 11:00 ET
Where: USGBC Headquarters
2101 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Smita Chandra Thomas

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Do you live, work, learn, or play in an existing building? If so, this series could be for you. To most people, “green building” connotes sustainable construction practices, but we can have a much greater impact on the environment if we focus on the 98% of buildings that are already up and running.

Property owners, managers, and engineers are at the front lines of improving building operations, and this series will go deep on the methods and benefits of implementing sustainable management practices at your property. Each program will start with technical overviews of the issues and be followed by practical how-tos and stories from management professionals who have been there, done that.

Series Schedule of Events

Session 1: Starting to Green Existing Buildings: How to Conduct Assessments and Build a Financial Case to Green Existing Buildings

Our first session will address the issue that stymies many; The scope of greening an existing building is so vast and daunting, where do I start? We will present various ways you can determine actions to be taken from a building-focused assessment, prioritize them financially, and build a successful case for implementation.


  • Jeffrey Salay, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Senior Principle at GHT Ltd. Consulting Engineers
  •  Adam Sledd, Director, Commercial Real Estate Engagement at the Institute for Market Transformation
  • Eugenia Gregorio, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President – Strategy & Sustainability at The Tower Companies
  • Maryellen Dolan, Director of Portfolio & Asset Management at National Real Estate Advisors


Session 2. Smarter Buildings: Key Existing and Emerging technologies for Energy Use Reduction in Existing Buildings – June 2017 (tentative)

Session 3. How to Measure and Sustain the performance of Green Buildings – September 26, 2017 (tentative)

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