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Darlene Pope joining JLL to expand energy efficiency and smart building expertise

CHICAGO, June 4, 2015 – Adding to the comprehensive scope of energy services it provides owners and operators of real estate, JLL (NYSE:JLL) has signed a letter of intent to acquire CoR Advisors, a smart building consulting and solutions business. Founded in 2009 by Darlene Pope, CoR Advisors specializes in transforming buildings into energy efficient, high-performance facilities. Through a strategic approach of education, consulting and solutions, CoR Advisors is recognized as a thought leader in energy efficiency ... Read More


Save The Date - April 1, 2014 - Washington DC

The 2014 Building Energy Summit is a national forum to educate building owners and operators on energy efficient technologies and solutions for buildings, collaborate on best practices, share successful case studies, and provide the resources needed to take action.

This year's focus is on the integration of new technologies into energy management -- from autom... Read More

by Leslie Braunstein - March 29, 2013


Efforts to increase buildings' energy efficiency have moved beyond the "low-hanging fruit" stage, said industry leaders who convened at the 2013 Building Energy Summit held on March 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C. While progress has been made on many fronts, advocates stil... Read More

The 2013 Building Energy Summit, to be held on March 26 in Washington, D.C., promises to address both the challenges and the opportunities associated with energy-efficient management and operation of commercial buildings.

Produced by CoR Advisors, the 2013 Building Energy Summit will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, which is itself a venue for green events and a premier example of energy-efficient operations. The program includes keynote presentati... Read More


Leading Technology and Energy Efficiency Companies to Showcase at the 2013 Building Energy Summit

January 24, 2013 - Washington, DC. The nation's premier building technology and energy efficiency companies will showcase energy saving solutions at the 2013 Building Energy Summit, being held on March 26, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Building owners and solution partners will present compelling ca... Read More



November 13, 2012, Washington, DC - CoR Advisors® and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) are pleased to announce the Advisory Council for the 2013 Building Energy Summit which will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washin... Read More

And the winner of the free copy of the Smart Grid's Impact on Intelligent Buildings research study is...

CABA is happy to announce that Joseph Weissman of The MITRE Corporation is the winner for a free copy of the Smart Grid's Impact on Intelligent Buildings(SGIB) research report. This draw was held for those who had registered to attend the CoR Advisors webcast on July 20th, 2012 - Smart Grid's Impact on Intelligent Buildings, which may still be viewed Read More

Darlene Pope, Founder and CEO of CoR Advisors, was recently interviewed on Green Connections Radio to share her thoughts on energy efficiency and intelligent buildings. Ms. Pope discusses opinions about the future of green buildings, based on more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and technology.

"When you talk about making buildings more energy efficient, the most efficient building is the one that uses the greatest amount of technology and automation," stated Po... Read More

Reduce Your Building Energy Consumption by 20% at Zero Cost - Technology Guide Published.

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Automation could keep hotel energy costs down

REPORT FROM THE U.S.—With energy costs expected to quadruple by 2030, investing in cost-saving opportunities now could be advantageous for hoteliers in the long run. Sean O'Kane, director for strategic hotel alliances at energy-management specialist Schneider Electric, said automation is an option hoteliers might want to consider. "There are a lot of perceptions that you can … disrupt guest comfort when you automate systems," ... Read More

WASHINGTON, DC – April 3, 2012 -- The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and CoR Advisors® hosted a sell-out crowd of more than 330 public and private building owners, policy makers, and energy experts at the 2012 Building Energy Summit held March 15, in Washington, DC. The event kicked off the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge in DC as a commitment reduce energy consumption in buildings by 20% by the year 2020.

The one-day conference featured nationally r... Read More

CoR Advisors is pleased to participate as a premier sponsor and speaker at the 2012 Niagara Summit, the premier event for industry professionals and practitioners developing applications and deploying solutions built around open, interoperability, integration and connectivity. We will be presenting a session on "Intelligent Buildings 2012 and Beyond" as well as leading a discussion on "Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid".

The 2012 Niagara Summit will be held at the Red Rock Resort in... Read More

CoR Advisors® has been selected by the DowntownDC BID and ecoDistrict as a leading consultant to assist building owners and managers with their energy management and smart building programs. As part of this effort, CoR Advisors® will be producing the 2012 Building Energy Summit to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

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CoR Advisors will be presenting at the Governor's Conference on Energy on the topic of "Real Estate Investors and Owners: Reducing Energy Expenses to Strengthen the Bottom Line" on Tuesday October 18 from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

The Conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia from Oct. 17-19, 2011.

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Sept. 13, 2011, Sterling, VA -- Darlene Pope, President and CEO of CoR Advisors™, will lead a keynote panel of state and local government officials, real estate owners, and energy industry leaders in a discussion about "Smart Energy and its Role in the Journey to Smart Cities". The panel will be held on Tuesday, October 25, from 9:40-11:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California, as part of the 2011 SmartEnergy International Conference. The conference includes 500 progressive utilit... Read More

August 15, 2011 -- CoR Advisors has been appointed to the Steering Committee for the CABA "Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings" research project. The mission of this project is to understand, assess, and communicate the business opportunity for smart grid and intelligent buildings (including net zero energy buildings, where appropriate) in relation to non-residential buildings in the U.S. and Canada. CoR Advisors™ will actively participate in the development of the proj... Read More

Sterling, VA – CoR Advisors™ July 22nd webcast on "The Future of Green Buildings" broke all previous webcast attendance records with an unprecedented 1,008 registered attendees. The webcast also grabbed national headlines when it was featured in in an article entitled "Energy Efficient Buildings Raise Tenant Demand".

The webcast, produced and moderated by Darlene Pope, President and CEO of CoR Advisors™, fea... Read More

STERLING, VA, May 11, 2011 – CoR Advisors™ announced today a strategic alliance with EFT Energy for real-time energy monitoring and reporting solutions for its commercial and corporate clients. EFT Energy Inc. is a leading supplier of enterprise energy management solutions to business and government.

"Our alliance with EFT Energy provides us with a robust platform for collecting and analyzing real-time energy data, which can be used to make operational changes and significan... Read More

May 10, 2011 -- The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an education partner agreement with CoR Advisors™ to provide valuable technology education to the real estate industry.

"We are extremely excited to have established a partnership with CoR Advisors™," stated Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. "As an education partner, CABA will contribute to CoR Advisors™' webcasts and seminars in order to share our collec... Read More

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