Sustainability has reemerged as a primary consideration in real estate development and operations. New York City leads the way with innovative policies, such as local law 97, to incentivize more sustainable building practices, and now policy action is occurring at the federal level. At the same time, buildings are preparing for returns to full occupancy with tenants asking new questions about building performance and how the building can promote health following the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will focus on how to capitalize on these two trends to drive financial performance.
The event will consist of a panel with Prof. Christoph Reinhart and Dr. Andrea Chegut, followed by a cocktail hour. Prof. Reinhart and Dr. Chegut are researchers out of MIT with extensive knowledge of the real estate, design and construction industries. Prof. Reinhart’s team has built the software tools used across the globe to model building performance, and recently developed city-scale energy models to help policymakers and CRE leaders adapt to a changing climate. Dr. Chegut focuses on innovation with the CRE sector with a specific concentration on the financial indicators that can lead to market adoption and transformation. Her recent work explores the rental contracts at 1000 Manhattan properties to determine what building factors drive asset value. The event is hosted by the Urban Green Council and View Inc., a smart building technology company transforming buildings for sustainability and health.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Networking
4:30 pm - 4:35 pm: Welcome Address
4:35 pm - 5:15 pm: Panel - Delivering Asset Value through Sustainability and Health
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: Cocktail Hour
CEO, Urban Green Council
Director, MIT Sustainable Design Lab
Dr. Andrea Chegut
Director, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab
Vice President of Health Strategy, View, Inc.