Building Energy Resilience: Climate, Site and Community Impacts

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11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Research Scientist – Energy and Natural Resource Policy

Extreme weather events have far reaching impacts and often disable buildings when they are most needed. Design objectives, government regulations, and tenant demands are driving the next generation of sustainable design.  There are many ways that property managers can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve facility resilience while meeting sustainability goals. This session details key trends and best practices to improve facility, system, and infrastructure resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify and explain the principles of energy resilience, efficiency, and reliability
  • Expand their knowledge and competence on the importance of critical infrastructure to community resilience
  • Describe how facilities can meet sustainability goals by improving site resilience.
  • Understand how to integrate resilience, sustainability and the latest technologies for a better performing facility

Marina Badoian Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos is a Research Scientist at HARC where she also serves as Assistant Director of the US Department of Energy’s Upper-West Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistant Partnership (CHP TAP), and Senior Program Advisor to Texas PACE Authority. Her research focuses on the intersection of energy, climate, resilience, and natural resource policy and program adoption and implementation, and strategies that advance environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration and sustainability performance.

Prior to joining HARC, Ms. Badoian-Kriticos worked as City Energy Project Senior Advisor at the Institute for Market Transformation. In this role she focused on expanding energy and water efficiency in the built environment and provided support and expertise to the City of Houston to develop programs and policies which will lead to a healthier and more prosperous city. Ms. Badoian-Kriticos also served as Sustainability Director for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) where she drove sustainability initiatives through a global organization and developed tools for market innovation.

Ms. Badoian-Kriticos received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown. She serves as co-chair of the ULI Houston Urban Resilience and Sustainability Committee and is a board member of the USGBC Gulf Coast.

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