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Sustainability: Achieving the Next Level

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm


Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

4 hours of real estate continuing education credit have been approved.

This is CREJ’s principal Green Building event of the year with more than 200 attendees anticipated representing owners, brokers, property managers, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, among others.


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Conference Agenda

12:00 - 12:25 p.m.
Check In, Registration and Networking
12:25 - 12:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Amanda Timmons - President, Ampajen Solutions LLC
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
High Performance Buildings and Corporate Sustainability
Blair Madden-Bui - CEO, John Madden Company
Wendy Williams - Director of Property Management, Vector Property Services
Patti Mason - Mountain West Regional Director, U.S. Green Building Council Colorado
Phillip Saieg, CEM, LEED AP O+M - Regional Director - Technical Services, Energy & Facilities Solutions, McKinstry
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Well Building Update: What Landlords Need to Know
Jeremy Attema - Strategic Planning, stok
Rachel Bannon-Godfrey - Discipline Leader – Sustainability, Buildings, Stantec
Brian J. Levitt - President, NAVA Real Estate Development
Thomas D. Koch, CIH, MSEPM - Vice President, Industrial Hygiene and EHS Services, The Vertex Companies, Inc.
Sarah Spencer-Workman - Manager, Sustainability Services, NORESCO
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Networking Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Green Roof Ordinance Update: Costs and Implications
John G. Hart, P.E., S.E. - President, Peak Engineering
Andy Creath - Founder and Owner, Green Roofs of Colorado
Kevin Kelley - Senior Vice President – Commercial Development, United Properties
Kathie A. Barstnar - Executive Director, NAIOP Colorado
Jesse Hunt, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP - Sustainability Coordinator, Powers Brown Architecture
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Hot Topics
Where is LEED Certification? What is Arc? - Amanda Timmons - President, Ampajen Solutions LLC
LED Lighting and Changing Code Requirements - Mark Adams - Partner/General Counsel, Next Step Energy Solutions
Expanding EV Charging Network and Available Grants - Zachary Owens - Program Manager, Transportation Fuels and Technology, Colorado Energy Office
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Best Practices for Leasing Net Zero Energy (NZE) Buildings
The business case for pursuing NZE leased-commercial projects for landlords and investors, and the competitive advantage for tenants.
How to approach an NZE lease agreement that benefits both landlords and tenants while meeting stringent NZE goals.
Critical components of an NZE lease agreement, as exemplified through four leading project examples – including an in-depth case study of Boulder Commons.
Victor Olgyay, AIA - Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Alisa Petersen - Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute