Date/Time Event
10/26/2021 - 10/28/2021
IFMA World Workplace 2021

Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) and Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Communities Present ESUS at World Workplace 2021 in Orlando, FL


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Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Presented by:

Moderator: Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve

Panelists: Celeste Tell, Advanced Workplace Associates, Ltd

Lisa Whited, Advanced Workplace Associates, Ltd


Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Presented by:


Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP, Chair, IFMA ESUS Community



Jenny Yeung, Vice President, Citibank N.A.

Jessica Wright, Sr. Project Manager, ecoPreserve, LLC

Ashley Schnetzer, Recycling Monitor, ecoPreserve, LLC

Audience contributors:

Jeff Benavides, Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer at Orange County, FL

Resham Shirsat, Sustainability Specialist, Minimalist, Holistic Medicine Enthusiast, Orlando, FL


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International Sustainable Asset Management Conference

Explore the synergy between asset management and sustainability

On June 4-6, 2018, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), will host the International Sustainable Asset Management Conference in June 2018 to discuss sustainability as it relates to asset management, energy conservation, and green facility practices.

Conference topics will include:

› Smart building technology and LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C)- creating healthy efficient environments
› Monitoring asset management and life cycles through sustainable solutions
› Best practices including water synergies and reduction, waste diversion through composting and biofuel production, and use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind generated electric
The third annual ISAM conference brings together industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in sustainable practices and improved asset management techniques. Sustainability is the future, don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the conversation!

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Turning Facilities into High-Performing Assets (And How to Pay for It)

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT

Join us for a webinar that will help you understand the financing options available to fund energy efficiency projects, learn about the advantages & constraints for each financing option and the options to “sell” the project to leadership. Presented by Danny Roberts, Senior Associate, CPACE hosted by the IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities & Sustainability (ESUS) Community.

Webinar Overview: Improvement projects come at an upfront cost, but not if you’re savvy in how you finance them. Learn about key financing mechanisms for improvement projects, their advantages and challenges, and how to effectively communicate the process and value of the financing approach to your facilities’ ownership. In this session, Danny Roberts of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital will speak on these points, highlight best uses and case studies of PACE financing, and open up the Q&A to leave you confident in your ability to turn your facilities into high-performance assets through effective financing.

About the Presenter, Danny Roberts: As a Senior Associate on the Business Development team, Danny’s primary focus is on originating Commercial PACE projects, cultivating relationships with channel partners and commercial real estate owners, and screening, sizing and structuring CPACE transactions. He works closely with commercial property owners and managers to ensure the scope of work is clear and the process of financing runs smoothly for all stakeholders. Prior to joining CleanFund, Danny worked on the marketing team at NextGen Climate, and was a regional ambassador for the CleanTech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Before moving to San Francisco in the fall of 2015, Danny spent 3 years in Tel Aviv growing a small software-as-a-service startup. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from CU Boulder.

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Pre-Conference @ a Glance:

WE + Sustainability = Your Competitive Advantage

Date: Monday March 19th, 2018
 8:30am – 6:30pm

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) & the Sustainability Community (ESUS) at one of the world’s largest sustainable buildings, theMart, as we heed the “call to action” and dive into the 3rd industrial revolution, its impacts on the built environment, and why we are the one’s we’ve been waiting for!

  • Join us for a highly–interactive, stimulating day with global thought leaders focused on this important topic of leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage.
  • Experience one of Chicago’s most impressive sustainable landmarks in the heart of Chicago, the Merchandise Mart building, of which WE will have an exclusive behind the scenes tour.
  • Learn how you can make an impact on the built environment!
  • Socialize with drinks and nibbles with your WE and ESUS tribe.

The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Marshall’s Landing
Chicago, IL 60654

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Option Members Nonmembers
WE + ESUS Pre-conference (for IFMA Facility Fusion Full Event attendees) $100 $150
WE + ESUS Pre-Conference only $200 $250

Pre-Conference Sponsors:


Code Green


Monday March 19, 2018


Time Topic
8:30am Welcome, Introductions and Embracing the “Call to Action”


Bill O’Neill, IFMA Chairman of the Board, Univ. of Minnesota

Kate North, Global Chair, WE and Managing Director, Workplace Innovation, Colliers International

Dean Stanberry, ESUS Community Chair and Director of FM Services, AbraxasFM

Glenn Dirks, Workplace Strategist, Dirks Consulting | WE Customer Enablement

9:30am EXPLORING “WHAT’S POSSIBLE”: Case Studies of Successful Sustainable Projects 


Christopher H. Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions



Mark Bettin, Vice President, Engineering/Sustainability, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.



Karl Heitman, Founder & President, Heitman Architects Inc.



Dr. Ann KalayilBureau Chief, Cook County, Bureau of Asset Management



Jan-Hein Lakeman, Executive Managing Director USA at OVG Real Estate

 11:30am  Lunch Break
 12:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Leveraging Technology

Exploring the Latest Technologies: What’s here? What’s coming?  Why it matters?


Dean Stanberry, ESUS Community Chair and Director of FM Services, AbraxasFM


Chris Zlocki, Head of Innovation, Colliers International

Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake

Ruairí Barnwell, Principal, DLR Group

 1:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: The Impact on Human Performance

The truth about density and utilization; Sustainability as a way to attract talent; The connection to well-being and the new ROI; Psychological and behavioral implications.


Kate North, Global Chair, WE and Managing Director, Workplace Innovation, Colliers International


Shona O’Dea, Senior Associate, DLR Group

Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics

Dr. Sally Augustin, Principal, Design With Science

Ellen Keable, Principal, Jacobs

 2:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Managing Energy

The new energy landscape: tools, resources and solutions to optimize energy performance and drive value in your organization.



Christopher H. Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions



Cindy Zhu, Building Technologies Office Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

Craig Haglund, Program Manager, ENERGY STAR, U.S. EPA

Amy Jewel, Chicago Advisor, City Energy Project

 3:30pm  Break
3:45pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Taking Action – Prioritizing your Sustainability Goals


Shona O’Dea, Senior Associate, DLR Group

 5:00pm  Wrap up
 5:15pm  Behind the Scenes Tour of theMart & Social Hour

Tour of the theMart’s sustainable features. Sign-up on-site. Limited availability.