By Grey Lee
Our 2nd Annual Building Tech Forum
Join us as we welcome our keynote speaker: Ben Myers of Boston Properties. As Sustainability Manager for this major firm in the real estate industry, he has a great perspective on how good building projects come together. Boston Properties has built more green buildings than any other commercial operator in Massachusetts. He will speak about what their teams see as trends in building tech and how they embrace innovation to deliver the best buildings for their tenants.
Boston Properties is our Gold Sponsor and we are thrilled to host these leaders in the achievement of high-performance buildings.
From Boston Properties:
“As a real estate company focused on high-performance buildings that provide healthy and productive spaces for living and working, we support the advancement of building tech and the synergy between the tech sector and thecommercial real estate industry. We are a real estate company that wants to be a technology company. We have a keen interest in innovation, and are frequently considering equipment, controls, building materials, and other measures that create better experiences. We are excited to sponsor the USGBC MA and the 2016 Building Tech Forum, and support the work of entrepreneurs to transform cities into more sustainable built environments.”
Buildings are fundamentally about technology. Innovation in the building sector is driving improvements in performance and enhancements to the user experience. Join us in less than a month, on Thursday, April 21st, for this exiciting investigation into the intersection of buildings and innovative technology!
Building tech is the intersection of the innovation economy and real estate. The green building industry is right here in the middle of it – creating new ways to increase the value of real estate and improve the sustainability of our building stock and our communities in general. Buildings are responsible for 30% of greenhouse gases globally, and approximately 40% in the US. Recently, at the COP21 negotiations, the UN convened a “Buildings Day” to explore the ways the real estate sector can support improved environmental performance through better buildings. USGBC is committed to the creation of 5 billion square feet of certified green buildings in the next five years: this will require deployment of technology on a massive scale. The results will be better buildings, healthier occupants, more vibrant communities and a thriving industry connecting technology to real estate.
5:30 – Orienting Remarks
6:00 – First Program begins; Keynote & Industry Observations
6:20 – First Program ends; games ensue
7:20 – Second Program begins: Panel
7:40 – Second Program ends
8:15 – Final Remarks and Appreciations
8:30 – End