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ULI/SA SUSTAINABILITY FORUM + MIXER – A GREENPRINT FOR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: DRIVING MARKET VALUE THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Date:
February 12
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:
San Antonio Botanical Garden Classroom
Address:
555 Funston
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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ULI San Antonio has partnered with the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, the City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability and CPS Energy to offer this unique forum for building owners and developers on tools and methods for driving market value and advancing local climate goals on building performance through energy efficiency and innovation.

During this event, a panel of local real estate professionals will share their experiences in creating market value through sustainable designs and energy efficiency upgrades in the local market. The panel session will cover details of design, construction and operations for high-performing, energy-efficient developments and will provide tools that can help developers and property owners meet their energy goals.

CPS Energy will share information about incentives available to developers and building owners as well as highlight their strategies for building a cleaner future by increasing renewables and embracing new and emerging technologies.

The City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability will also present the draft of the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, which is open for public comment (beginning Jan. 25) at www.saclimateready.com. An audience Q&A and feedback session with Doug Melnick will follow.

ABOUT THE SA CLIMATE ACTION & ADAPTION PLAN
Together, San Antonians are building solutions to prepare our city for climate change. Along with its partners and members of the community, the City of San Antonio is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The CAAP will lay a roadmap to reduce carbon emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and ensure San Antonio remains a healthy, vibrant place for generations to come.

A networking happy hour will follow the presentations and group discussion.

PRESENTERS

SPEAKERS:

Billy Grayson
Executive Director of ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at ULI, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental performance. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations.  Mr. Grayson has over a decade of experience leading energy and sustainability initiatives in real estate, distribution, and supply chain operations. As Sustainability Director at Liberty Property Trust, Mr. Grayson led a 500+ building initiative that included green building construction, energy efficiency retrofits, and sustainability-focused property management strategies and tenant engagement.

Rick Luna
Director of Technology & Product Innovation, CPS Energy

Rick Luna is Interim Director of Technology and Product Innovation for CPS Energy. In this role, Rick has helped build an innovative product portfolio that addresses the changing needs of CPS Energy’s customers. The products developed and managed by Rick’s team include energy efficiency, demand response, electric vehicle and solar programs. All together, these programs have helped customers save 620 MW of electric demand since 2009. Rick has 20 years of experience in the electric utility industry in product development, key accounts and economic development.

Douglas Melnick, AICP, CNU-A
Chief Sustainability Officer, COSA Office of Sustainability
Douglas Melnick, AICP, ISSP-SA, CNU-A, was named the City of San Antonio’s first Chief Sustainability Officer in March 2014.  He leads the Office of Sustainability, as well as the City’s sustainability efforts and policies in the areas of sustainable transportation, municipal sustainability, and energy management. He oversaw the development of the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan, which covers the community, as well as municipal operations, and serves as a data-driven and measurable plan structured around social, environmental, and economic sustainability, with a special focus on resilience. Mr. Melnick is also leading the development of the SA Climate Ready Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, San Antonio’s first plan designed to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.  He has fifteen years of local government experience and previously served as Director of Planning & Sustainability for the City of Albany, NY, the capitol of New York State. Mr. Melnick serves as a core member of the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network (USDN), serves on the Board of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the San Antonio 2030 District, and is Chairman of the Board for Build San Antonio Green.  He is member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a CNU-Accredited Professional, and an ISSP-Sustainability Associate.

PANELISTS:

Steve Hennigan
President & CEO, Credit Human
Steve Hennigan is the President and CEO of Credit Human, a Federal Credit Union, where he is responsible for providing leadership and vision for a cooperatively-owned financial institution serving more than 200,000 households across the United States.  In this role, Steve is focused on transforming the organization’s values to enable it to fulfill its mission of helping people create, build and maintain financial slack.  Mr. Hennigan has served on the Board Trustees of CPS Energy and has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC).

Credit Human is currently developing a 12-story headquarters building at 1703 Broadway that will set a new standard for environmental stewardship and sustainability in San Antonio. This new midtown building will house approximately 500 employees and demonstrate Credit Human’s commitment to being both good stewards of their members’ resources and of the environment. They are already a leader in rooftop solar power in San Antonio and this new building will continue that commitment to sustainable, cost-effective investments in our future. For more details, visit www.1703broadway.com.

Jason McIntyre, LEED AP O and M, FMP
Director | Real Estate Operations and Sustainability, USAA Real Estate
Jason McIntyre is the Real Estate Operations and Sustainability Director for USAA Real Estate.  He joined the company in April of 2014 as a national property operations manager and now, as the sustainability director, is USAA Real Estate’s internal sustainability subject matter expert where he oversees sustainability initiatives from the asset level to the overall company level.  This includes LEED certification and ENERGY STAR benchmarking and recognition at the asset level, company recognition such as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and corporate/investor reporting such as GRESB and investor due diligence questionnaires.  Jason is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) and has a degree in Facilities and Property Management from Brigham Young University.

Juan Fernandez
President & CEO, CVF Homes
Juan is Founder of CVF homes, company specialized in infill development and green building, winner of an Honorable Mention at the 2014 National Green Building Awards of the National Association of Home Builders and winner of the 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011 City of San Antonio Green Building Awards and San Antonio Business Journal 2012 Going Green Awards. He currently serves on the Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee of the City of San Antonio and Co-Chairs the South Texas Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). He is a member of the San Antonio Water System Community Conservation Committee (CCC) and is a Board Member of the King William Association. Juan is also Past Chairman of AEM San Antonio (Mexican Entrepreneur Association), Member of Hemisfair’s Sustainability Taskforce (20 acre park and mixed use development in downtown San Antonio www.hemisfair.org), Build San Antonio Green, U.S. Green Building Council, National Association of Home Builders, Texas Association of Builders and The Greater San Antonio Builders Association.

MODERATORS:

Kara Hill
Manager of External Relations, CPS Energy / Program Co-Chair
As the Manager of External Relations, Local Government, Kara’s role is to manage all aspects of the utility’s policy and advocacy functions with the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and 31 suburban cities in the CPS Energy service territory. Her key functions include, engaging CPS Energy’s key stakeholders in various policy efforts, proactively building relationships with local officials, serving as a liaison for CPS Energy within the greater San Antonio community and identifying opportunities for education and outreach on behalf of CPS Energy.

Julia Murphy
Sustainable Transportation Manager, City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability / Program Co-Chair
Julia Murphy, a Community & Regional Planner with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability, is on the team working on our area’s first climate action and adaptation plan, focusing on air quality and modern transportation.  Julia has worked on and published articles about natural resource conservation initiatives in the Texas Hill Country.  Signature projects include coordinating preservation and adaptive reuse of historic Herff Farm on the banks of Cibolo Creek, land conservation over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and implementing bike sharing along the San Antonio River to connect the assets in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.  Julia serves on the board of the Cibolo Conservancy, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Urban Land Institute.

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

3:00pmREGISTRATION/NETWORKING
3:15pmWELCOME FROM THE ULI CENTER FOR BUILDING PERFORMANCE
Demonstrating the business case for reducing building energy consumption
- Integrating energy efficiency through green building
- Impact on market value of development
3:30pmLOCAL GREEN BUILDING DEVELOPERS PANEL
Each will share their business case with building examples
4:15pm CPS ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPERS & FLEXIBLE PATH GOALS
Rebates, incentives and demand response programs for developers and building owners and the CPS Energy Flex Path and renewable energy goals
4:30pm OVERVIEW OF THE SAN ANTONIO CLIMATE ACTION & ADAPTATION PLAN
Overview of the CAAP and focus on DRAFT Mitigation Measures around reducing building consumption
4:45pm MODERATED Q&A WITH DOUG MELNICK, RICK LUNA & PANELISTS FOR IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ON THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN & OTHER IDEAS DISCUSSED DURING EVENT
5:15pmNETWORKING HAPPY HOUR MIXER
EVENT PRICING:

ULI Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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