Retrofitting to Scale Session 3: Scaling it Up

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Are cost-effective, fast and high-quality retrofits possible? Leading building retrofit experts discuss the challenges and potential solutions to scaling retrofits at our 2019 Conference, Retrofitting to Scale

Robert Johnson
Senior Vice President
Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. is a finance company that provides debt and equity financing for sustainable infrastructure projects. Johnson is responsible for growing the federal and industrial market sectors. He leads Strategic Client Accounts, where he structures financing solutions for sustainable infrastructure projects. Johnson has been at the leading edge of the building systems and energy efficiency industries and has built businesses across a range of products and related systems, including building controls, lighting, HVAC, renewable energy, communications and life safety.
Richard Benkowski
Training Specialist
United Associated Department of Education
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA) is affiliated with the national building trades and represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions. Benkowski develops programs for energy efficiency and water conservation initiatives to increase the awareness and skill sets of UA journey workers who construct, maintain and service high-performance buildings.
Kelly Dougherty
Director of Energy Management
FirstService Residential New York 
FirstService Residential is the largest manager of residential communities in North America. Kelly Dougherty develops and implements long-term efficiency strategies for FirstService Residential properties to reduce energy use, emissions and costs. She works with industry leaders and government agencies to keep clients informed on the latest technologies and regulatory requirements. Dougherty also develops training seminars on efficiency best practices for property managers and building staff. Her efforts have strengthened FirstService Residential’s commitment to reducing their portfolio’s energy consumption.
Dan Friend
Sales Manager
NORESCO uses design-build and performance-based contracting to deliver energy and maintenance savings and infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. For over 28 years, Friend has helped municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals lower energy and operational costs and use the savings to improve their working, learning and healing environments. In his work, Friend addresses customer-specific objectives, recognizes cost-effective opportunities, and presents strategies to ensure customers achieve their long-term goals.
Sabrina Kanner
Executive Vice President, Design & Construction
Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties provides industry-leading portfolio management and development capabilities. In her 36-year tenure with the company, Kanner has played a key role in the construction, design and development or redevelopment of more than 40 million SF of signature Brookfield projects. She serves on the board of directors of Urban Green Council, the New York Building Congress, the Salvadori Center, the Opus Group, Cedar Realty Trust and the Regional Plan Association, and on the board of trustees of the National Building Museum and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

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