By Anna McGinty, EPMA Committee
Fall has fallen upon the EPMA Committee! Last Monday night we kicked off the meeting with some delicious cider donuts and new members. The group discussed the past month’s events, including the Panel on Careers in Sustainability and BMC Rooftop Garden Tour, as well as upcoming activities and local events. On the horizon is the anticipated Greenbuild International Conference & Expo taking place in Boston from November 8th – 10th! With Greenbuild almost here, the EPMA committee is hosting a “How to Network at Greenbuild” event this Thursday, October 26th if you need to fine tune your networking skills!
Last week we were joined by Andrew Breiter-Wu, President and Sales Director of Breiter Planet Properties, for a presentation on his energy consulting firm, Breiter Planet Properties. Breiter Planet Properties helps clients implement commercial solar developments by working as a liaison with property owners, local government officials, and engineering firms. With operations all over the United States, the vision of Breiter Planet Properties is to accelerate renewable energy generation adoption by providing flexible options in roof and leasing, along with other services, to real estate owners. Consultants assists with the sales and procurement for solar development projects with projects typically ranging in size from 500 kW to 5+ MW.
Although Breiter Planet Properties has run into challenges with uncertainty in the market due to the shifting political landscape and utility regulations, the emerging company is expanding throughout the United States and looking to tap into the Japanese market within the next two years. The work of consulting firms, such as Breiter Planet Properties, is paving the way for communities to lower their carbon emissions and transform into a low carbon economy to fight climate change to the benefit of all. Way to go Andrew!
Join us for next month’s presentation by Oliver Bautista of Turkel Design, who will explain the process of how a new single family dwelling is built using prefabricated wall panels; from it's initial schematic design phase all through construction of the panelized shell assembly.