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Matt Holden (Sparhawk Group), Ruchi Shah (SAHF), Jennifer Reed (Eden Housing), Rosa Ortiz (Enterprise)
This session shares strategies that owners and managers can adopt to ensure buildings perform optimally over time to maximize energy savings. The panel explores when it makes sense to retro-commission and re-commission a property. Panelists also share best practices for training staff and engaging residents to support the success of energy-saving efforts.PTEEIL
This session shows owners and asset managers how they can employ data they already have, like billing and utility allowances, comparable market data, benchmarking and energy assessments to accurately define the scope of work for a retrofit on their properties. The session also demystifies energy audits and green physical needs assessments.PTEEIL
This panel explores tools and strategies available to owners. Panelists provide insight into green financing mechanisms, including various grant and loan programs that are available in the local market. Special emphasis is placed on how to select the appropriate product, weighing the pros and cons of various executions, terms, cost of capital, and how they overlay with different scopes of work and building and subsidy types.PTEEIL
Spencer Skinner outlines Illinois Housing Development Authority's energy efficiency priorities. Jarred Nordhus explains The Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Natural Gas Savings Programs & Multifamily Program ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program. Jim Wheaton presents on the Community Investment Corporation.PTEEIL
Water and sewer costs are increasing around the country and, in many markets, the increase is dramatic. Water management is often the lowest hanging fruit and can provide the biggest return for owners. This session will explore various technologies and financing mechanism developers can utilize to decrease their water bills.PTEEIL
Three developers present on energy and water retrofits they have implemented on Chicago properties.PTEEIL