4A : Tuesday, May 9 : 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Building Labeling: Are Current Policies Driving Energy Efficiency Forward?
Consumers today have access to a range of information to help them make informed decisions from fuel efficiency of vehicles they buy to nutrition labels on the foods they are considering for purchase. However, to date consumers and building owners are not typically provided the energy performance data on their homes and businesses. Information on Building energy performance has the potential to alleviate this deficiency by providing consumers, building owners and potential tenants with evidence regarding how efficiently their building performs and potentially when in comparison to others. In this session we seek to better understand how consumer information could be as a differentiator for potential buyers or tenants? Are local policies scalable? Can this policy be applied to both the commercial and residential sectors?
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THOUGHT LEADERS
Jordan Doria
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Speaker
BIO
Mr. Doria is Vice President, Marketing and Communications for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. In this capacity, Mr. Doria develops the implements the marketing and communications strategies to support fiberglass, rock and slag wool insulation products for NAIMA’s core audiences of residential and commercial builders, specifiers of institutional and industrial processes, engineers, architects and consumers. Prior to joining NAIMA, Mr. Doria spent four years as Manager of Stakeholder Engagement for Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, working to support public policy on issues related to building codes, energy efficiency and standards. He is also the former Government Relations Manager of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute.
Dr. Kathleen Hogan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency , Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Speaker
BIO
Dr. Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this capacity, she oversees a more than $600 million annual energy efficiency policy, program, and research portfolio, including advanced manufacturing, buildings, federal energy management, low income weatherization, and intergovernmental partnerships. As part of EERE's senior leadership, she helps to implement and achieve national energy efficiency goals, including those laid out in the President's Climate Action Plan. Before this position, she served for more than 10 years as the Division Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responsible for the development and operation of EPA's clean energy programs focused on removing market barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy. These programs included the ENERGY STAR® program, programs for combined heat and power and renewable energy, corporate leadership programs, and efforts focused on state clean energy policies. Under her management, ENERGY STAR grew to a national brand for energy efficiency across products, new homes, and buildings. She was also a key convener of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and has served as a technical advisor on the boards of a number of national and regional energy efficiency organizations. Earlier in her EPA career, she developed and managed programs to address emissions of methane and the high global warming potential gases including programs with the natural gas, waste management, livestock, aluminum smelting, and electronics industries. She also worked to address methane emissions in the Russian natural gas system and was an expert contributor on these topics to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has been recognized for her work with a Presidential Rank Award, induction into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame of the U.S. Energy Association, and for being a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University.
Tim Lacey
Global Business Director, Dow Building & Construction, The Dow Chemical Company
Moderator
BIO
Tim Lacey is the Global Business Director of Dow Building & Construction (DB&C) for The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, Tim is responsible for defining DB&C strategic direction in all building & construction market segments and technology platforms around the globe. This includes strategic and growth initiatives, profit/loss management, capital, organic innovation and M&A activity Tim joined Dow in 1990 via its Commercial Development Program. He assumed roles within Sales and Purchasing before joining Dow’s then Building Materials Marketing team in 1996. He was promoted to various cross-regional strategic marketing and business development roles through 2005. In 2006, he became Dow Corporate Commercial Excellence Director, which included responsibility for Global Sales and Marketing recruitment, on-boarding, education and programs. In 2008, he was named Director for Dow Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. During his tenure, Tim had instrumental roles in the creation of STYRONTM, the divestiture of Haltermann Products, the sale of UCC’s interest in Optimal and NUC, and the sale of Dow’s interest in the Total Raffinaderij refinery business, all of which were key steps in Dow’s strategic transformation. In September 2013, he was named Americas Business Director, Dow Building Solutions, and held that post until becoming Global Business Director, Dow Building Solutions in 2014. Tim has been active in Habitat for Humanity since shortly after joining Dow in 1990 and has helped expand Dow’s involvement in Habitat through contributions of funds, grants and product. Active in the Midland community and civic organizations serving on several executive boards and coaching youth sports has led to Tim affectionately being called the “Mayor of Midland” for his local involvement. Tim received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and attended executive leadership sessions at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Management.
Cliff Majersik
Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
Speaker
BIO
Cliff Majersik is the executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that promotes energy efficiency in buildings. Under his leadership, IMT has expanded its work nationally and internationally, and become a recognized leader in the energy efficiency field. Working with leaders in the public and private sectors, Majersik oversees IMT’s principal activities in the areas of building performance policy, energy codes, energy efficiency finance, and green leasing. He also leads IMT’s outreach to multiple stakeholder groups, including financial services, utilities, and real estate. His work on mortgage finance policy led to the introduction of federal legislation in 2011, and he was instrumental in crafting Washington, DC’s Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 and its Green Building Act of 2006. A LEED Accredited Professional, Majersik continues to advise private-sector leaders and provide expert assistance to government officials in developing energy and building policy. You can follow Cliff on Twitter at @IMTCliff.
Toh Eng Shyan
Director, Green Mark Department, Singapore Building and Construction Authority
Speaker
BIO
As the Director with BCA's Green Mark Department for Existing Buildings, Eng Shyan and his team helped to develop BCA’s Green Mark scheme and 3 Green Building Masterplans since 2005. He oversees the implementation of the various Green building policies and initiatives to green the existing buildings to meet Singapore’s long term targets and commitments on climate change. Today, BCA Green Mark scheme has achieved some international recognition as a robust and leading green building rating systems in the tropics, with strong focus on measurement and verification. He has been instrumental in working with the industry stakeholder in this area to establish the need for high accuracy permanent measurement and verification instrumentation. In 2012, BCA introduced the landmark legislation on the minimum standards on environmental sustainability for existing buildings. Singapore became one of the first in the world to mandate minimum environmental sustainability standards for existing buildings. This measure is built on the strong business case for high energy efficiency standards. It also incorporates a 3 yearly periodic energy audit to verify that the building’s cooling system continue to operate efficiently throughout their life cycle. Eng Shyan is a strong advocate in public-private partnership. He believes that it is crucial to work with industry stakeholders to upgrade the capability of our supply chain and develop market solutions in order to support Singapore’s green building movement over the long term. He works closely to develop the industry ecosystem to support the green building movement by collaborating with agencies and industry associations such as Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC).