|Previously Recorded Webcasts
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January 15, 2016
Maximizing Energy Savings: Addressing The Building Envelope
The energy performance of existing buildings is an important part of the future energy landscape, and a major challenge for building owners and operators. In order to address rising energy costs and reduce energy consumption, it is essential that we examine ways to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings -- which includes not only improving system efficiencies, but also upgrading the physical structure itself. The value of energy efficiency initiatives is diminished if you haven't addressed the building envelope itself. In this educational session, subject matter experts will provide insight and guidance on economical and durable building envelope retrofits for existing buildings. We'll address cost-effective approaches to retrofitting the building envelope and present case studies of successful projects, along with the financial benefits and return on investment.
December 4, 2015
Practical Applications of IoT in Today's Commercial Facilities
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially, and organizations are starting to plan their long-term business strategies to benefit from its use. How can building owners and managers implement an IoT strategy today and capture immediate cost savings – while also laying the groundwork to future-proof your buildings in the future? Commercial and industrial buildings are equipped with their own networks of "things" -- such as equipment, lighting, sensors, controls – that are already installed. Learn how to leverage the IoT to integrate and automate your building operations to achieve the greatest value.
November 6, 2015
Using Data to Maximize Building Efficiency
Do you know how your buildings are performing right now? Most owners and operators don't. In fact, most don't know how they have performed in the past, or how they will perform in the future. That's where data and analytics come into play. By evaluating performance history and setting baselines, building operators can monitor and measure performance against specific goals and metrics. Getting real time data from building systems is critical to optimizing their performance. Data and analytics can identify performance faults and abnormalities, provide system diagnostics, and deliver meaningful information needed to correct inefficiencies. Join us for a discussion on how advanced data and analytics can provide visibility into building operations, create a more comfortable environment, and significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs.
September 25, 2015
The Future of Smart Buildings
The demand for integrated smart buildings continues to grow, spurred on by major real estate companies investing in smart building technologies and solutions. Join us for this live panel discussion with internationally renowned real estate and technology leaders on what the future holds for smart buildings and the Internet of Things. We will be addressing the current state of smart building technologies, the significant increase in market adoption rates, and the value proposition from a business perspective. Smart buildings not only deliver immediate energy savings, but also reduced operations and maintenance, personal control over the building environment, increased health and safety benefits, and an overall better workplace. Our panel of subject matter experts will share their thoughts and case studies to demonstrate what the next 3-5 years look like for smart buildings – and what steps you can take now to transform your buildings into high-performing assets.
August 6, 2015
Green Power: Alternative Energy Made Easy
The challenge of introducing alternative energy solutions into your portfolio can be overwhelming. With the drive towards carbon reduction and lessening dependence on natural fuel sources, owners are looking for new ways to deliver energy to their properties in a way that is both financially and environmentally friendly. Alternative energy solutions – such as solar, wind, CHP, and geo-thermal -- provide reliable, redundant, and "green" power that support your sustainability goals and contribute to the asset value of your property. This session will focus on how to meet corporate carbon reduction goals through a comprehensive alternative energy program, with no out-of-pocket costs. We'll guide you through how to assess properties to determine the best candidates for alternative energy, conduct a sophisticated vendor review and bidding process, and negotiate energy purchase agreements for long-term value.
June 26, 2015
Overcoming the Challenge of Pneumatic Controls: Deploying Advanced Analytics and Energy Savings Strategies
Many existing buildings use manual pneumatic HVAC controls, which are not capable of providing data or remote control and are costly to upgrade to modern digital controls. This webcast will describe how to use non-invasive retrofit technologies to overcome the challenges of pneumatic controls and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Learn how to gain real-time data from a pneumatic system and enable the use of advanced analytics and Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) tools. We'll show a case study of how this solution was deployed to a portfolio of buildings for a Fortune 500 customer, and how they were able to save over 25% on energy costs with a payback of about two years -- all with virtually no disruption to existing occupants.
May 29, 2015
Enhancing The Occupant Experience: Using Technology to Attract and Retain Tenants (and Employees!)
The measure of an attractive building goes well beyond curb appeal and rental rates. Employees and tenants are increasingly expecting a more interactive and personalized experience from their work environment, based on the availability of new building technologies, web-based controls, and mobile apps. With the popularity of home automation systems, work automation is becoming the new "must have" for office space.
As companies compete to attract new employees to replace an aging workforce, the impact of the employees' work environment cannot be overlooked. Buildings that incorporate intelligent building solutions to improve the overall occupant experience – such as systems and apps that manage people flow, provide personal control of lighting and temperature, improve security and access control, reduce energy costs, and support data and communications -- will set themselves apart from the mainstream.
April 24, 2015
Integrated Energy Analytics
Secure Data Collection, Intelligence, and Action
The biggest challenge facing building operators today in controlling and reducing energy usage is the lack of smart data. In order to recognize value, operators need to get the right information from the building systems and equipment, along with real-time analytics to bridge the gap between the operational layer and the business layer. This webcast will demonstrate how to identify, collect (securely), integrate, organize, manage, and understand building data and its value. Getting the data is easy – the challenge is turning it into actionable information through predictive, automated fault detection/diagnostics and commissioning analytics.
Join us on April 24 to hear technology experts and building operators discuss how to capture the right data and gain business value from your building's operational analytics.
March 13, 2015
Centralized Facilities Management: Connect, Collect, Control
In today's complex world of facility management, technology is the key to being able to centralize and manage massive amounts of operational information. Driven by the increasing demand to reduce energy costs, facility managers are continuously tasked to do more with less. This webcast will look at how emerging technology is being used to connect, collect, and control facility data and operations via a single holistic platform, and the value derived from this approach. Learn how centralized facility management (CFM) is driving down costs and making a huge impact on managing your most critical assets and investments.
December 12, 2014
The Economic Value of Intelligent Buildings
Build it smart from the start. One of the primary business drivers for intelligent buildings is energy savings – but there are many more benefits owners can capitalize on as well. Designing and installing intelligent systems and infrastructure at the initial phases of development ensures the most efficient and sustainable property for the future. By integrating smart systems and controls, building owners are able to use real time operational data to optimize performance, maximize efficiency, provide the greatest amount of tenant comfort, and save money. This live webcast, featuring visionary developers and building owners, will focus on the business and financial benefits realized through the development and operation of intelligent buildings.
November 12, 2014
Using Data and Analytics to Reduce Operational Costs
It's all about the data. There is a growing demand for operational data in buildings in order to gain visibility in to day-to-day operations. But what good is all that data? How can you effectively use that data to reduce operational costs? This webcast will discuss what data you really need, how to get the data, and what you should do with all that data. In addition to energy savings, building data and analytics can help reduce maintenance costs, extend the life of building equipment, and provide a healthier and more comfortable environment. Join us on November 12 to hear real estate operators and technology experts discuss how to capture the most value from all that data.
September 12, 2014
The Workplace of the Future
The times they are a changin'… Advances in technology have significantly changed the way we design, build, and use office space. What does the workplace of the future look like? This webcast will examine how advanced technology applications and new trends in workplace design and practices are impacting sustainability, productivity, and employee wellness. Industry veterans will provide insights on the new demands and expectations of the "green generation" and how workplaces are changing to meet those demands. We'll also explore the implications for organizations in terms of financial returns, worker efficiency, and employee connectivity to the new workplace.
August 27, 2014
Energy Management and the IoT: Survey Results
Did you know that there are still tens of thousands of buildings that are wasting 30% or more of their energy consumption? With so many affordable energy efficient technologies, why are so many building owners still not doing anything to curtail their energy usage? Why are the adoption rates still so low?
We were surprised to find out that, of building owners and managers surveyed…
- 60% have little or no energy monitoring and reporting capabilities.
- 30% do not have a building automation system or energy management system.
- …and 40% have never heard of the Internet of Things.
Join us on August 27 as we report the results of our market survey on "The State of Building Energy Management." We'll report on the market's understanding and use of technology applications and how they can directly affect building efficiency and performance. Building owners will join us to share their opinions and experiences with energy management, advanced technologies, big data and the internet of things and their impact (if any) on day-to-day building operations, both now and in the future.
July 18, 2014
Hot Topics and Technology Trends in Commercial Real Estate
How does big data impact building operations? Will mandatory benchmarking and reporting radically improve energy efficiency? What's the future of the smart grid? The "Hot Topics" webcast is an annual event featuring a panel of leading real estate executives addressing the latest technology trends for building operations and energy efficiency. This open forum will be a candid discussion of how today's technology trends affect day-to-day building operations or long term business planning. Join us to hear what the country's top owners and managers are doing, how technology is changing the way they run their buildings, and how they really feel about these "hot topics":
- Energy Efficiency Rating Systems
- Mandatory Benchmarking and Reporting
- Building Automation and Integration
- The Internet of Things / Big Data
- Smart Cities and the Smart Grid
February 28, 2014
Building Energy Assessments and Capital Planning
Building energy assessments are a critical component in determining and evaluating your property's existing conditions in order to make improvements and reduce costs. What are the best methods and tools for obtaining the information you need and using that information to make the right business decisions? How do you gain accurate, unbiased data and insights about the condition of your facilities? This session will outline the steps for a conducting a comprehensive energy assessment so that you can take the emotion out of capital and building decisions and focus on optimal business impact.
December 12, 2013
Data and Analytics II: Turning Building Information Into Value
As the amount of operational data continues to grow exponentially, more and more tools are available to analyze your building's performance. But how do you turn that information into value for your business? Building owners need to make sure the data they are collecting aligns with their business objectives and overall strategic plan. This session will feature speakers from major real estate companies and big data solution providers who will share their experiences and case studies on taking intelligent buildings from concept to reality -- including the impact of the "internet of things", and integrating data applications to create the most efficient buildings.
October 25, 2013
Using Data and Analytics to Reduce Operational Costs
Data, data, data. In order to run efficient buildings, owners and managers need real time operational data, not just last month's electric bill. Real time data provides information needed to identify problems, patterns, deviations, faults, and inefficiencies from literally thousands of points in a building. This visibility allows the building operator to make immediate improvements and capture cost savings that would otherwise go unnoticed. This session will discuss how to apply operational data and analytics to existing building systems for maximum efficiency and savings.
September 27, 2013
Operating Leaner, Greener Facilities
The building industry is placing greater and greater importance on operating buildings in a manner that reduces energy consumption and protects our environment. How are building owners and managers responding to this requirement and what affect is it having on the industry? Our panel of real estate veterans and energy experts will discuss and debate the impact of the green building movement on the way we operate buildings now and in the future – from both a financial and technical perspective. We'll address such issues as:
July 26, 2013
Comprehensive Energy Management Planning
The key to a successful energy management program is planning. This webcast will discuss the value of creating a comprehensive energy management program -- beginning with understanding the needs, objectives, and primary drivers of the organization, as well as defining the collective economic and environmental benefits of each energy management initiative. We'll look at all the components that go into an energy management program, such as competitive supply strategies, energy audits and recommissioning, improvements to building operations, technology upgrades, and behavior modification. Learn how each component of your energy management and sustainability program impacts the others, and how to gain the most value through a holistic approach.
July 18, 2013
Funding & Financing Energy Improvement Projects
Funding energy improvement projects remains one of the biggest challenges toward implementation of energy efficient solutions in buildings. Despite the many options available, there are still many programs that are not fully utilized. This webcast will explore the different financing and funding opportunities available, such as 179D, performance based contracting, on-bill financing, utility rebates, tax credits, PACE financing, and other incentives.
May 24th, 2013
The Future of Building Automation: Real-Time Data and Analytics
This webcast will present the benefits of real time data and
building automation strategies in order to obtain visibility into the operations of today's buildings. We'll build from how to access basic building data, to advanced analytics and predictive control strategies, to intelligent automation and optimization of building systems -- as well as present the business case for implementing these solutions in a single
building or across an entire portfolio. Panelists will present case studies demonstrating how real time data and advanced analytics can lead to buildings that literally run themselves.
December 7th, 2012
Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™, Part III – Advanced Technologies
There's always 10% more... Part III of our Roadmap webcast series presents advanced energy management technologies that take building operations to another level. We'll demonstrate new software applications that collect and analyze operational data from thousands of points in a building in order to detect issues, patterns, and faults in real time. Learn how to gain detailed visibility into building systems and set rules that allow your building to run automatically and intelligently, based on your own performance and energy usage criteria. Also, learn about new fuel cell power solutions and on site sources of energy that reduce costs, add reliability, and support business continuity when the grid goes down!
November 9th, 2012
Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™, Part II – Energy Conservation Measures
Part II of our Roadmap series explores a number of energy conservation measures that can significantly reduce energy demand and consumption. Once you have conducted your initial energy assessment and baseline energy profile, you can begin to focus on specific areas for improvement, such as lighting, HVAC, building envelope, mechanical systems, advanced control strategies, water conservation, and other operational improvements. We'll present a comprehensive approach to energy management through integration of multiple solutions and strategies in order to gain maximum efficiency and savings, and share case studies of properties that have reduced 40% of their energy costs!
September 28th, 2012
Intelligent Buildings: Integrating Operating Systems and Controls
Rescheduled from the original date of August 24, 2012
Intelligent buildings are those that operate using the most advanced technologies to deliver the greatest efficiencies and value to the both the owner and occupants. What are the components of an intelligent building and what are the benefits? We'll present the latest in intelligent building solutions and discuss the financial value of integrating building systems to operate on a common platform. In addition, we'll present case studies of several intelligent building projects here in the U.S., along with cost comparisons and ROI.
July 20th, 2012
Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings (w/CABA)
The Continental Automated Buildings Association has completed a collaborative research study to identify, define and size the principle business opportunities presented by the growth of smart grids in relation to intelligent buildings. CABA's "Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings" research study estimates that the North American smart grid marketplace will reach $8 billion in revenue by 2013 and will exceed $10 billion by 2015. The study found that the fastest growing components of the smart grid market are grid applications, followed by: demand response and peak load management, building energy management systems, and smart meters. Join us for a full report of the findings from landmark research project.
June 29th, 2012
Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™ – Part I - Energy Benchmarking and Reporting
CoR Advisors presents a three part series on "The Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™," beginning with energy benchmarking, monitoring and reporting. Part I of the series addresses the critical first step in energy management – establishing a baseline energy profile. This baseline can be used as a comparison against other properties, help identify initial areas for improvement, and serve as a means by which to measure the success of energy conservation measures. You'll learn how to capture real time energy data from your buildings and how to use that information to achieve better operational efficiencies. With many cities moving towards mandatory benchmarking and reporting requirements, it's important to understand the value of monitoring on a building-by-building basis, as well as being able to aggregate data across multiple properties.
May 25th, 2012
Advanced Lighting Technologies
What are the biggest mistakes building owners and facility managers are making in lighting retrofits? How do you achieve maximum efficiency from your lighting system? If the only control feature on your lights is a manual on/off function, you still have a lot of work to do! Advanced lighting solutions incorporate energy efficient lamps with intelligent controls -- so that not only are you using less energy per fixture, but you are also using that fixture less. We'll discuss the benefits and ROI of lighting solutions and strategies such as daylight harvesting, task tuning, individual office controls, occupancy sensors, LEDs, and more. Join us for this session to learn how to slash lighting costs 50-75%!
April 27th, 2012
Going Green: Separating Fantasy From Reality
The marketplace has been bombarded with thousands of products and services for energy management and "green" building solutions. But sometimes what works on the white board doesn't always play out as well in the field. This webcast will address a number of different technologies and solutions for energy efficient buildings and whether they fall under the category of "fantasy" or "reality" -- and why. We'll discuss the viability of solutions such as web-based HVAC optimization programs, wireless sensors and controls, net-zero energy buildings, smart grid integration, comprehensive carbon and energy reporting platforms, and more... from both a technical and economic perspective.
Friday, February 3rd
Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid
Rescheduled from the original date of January 27, 2012
Want to know what more than 12,000 buildings are doing with the smart grid? Join us this Friday, Jan. 27 as we present the results of a national real estate survey on smart buildings and the smart grid.
With the increase in smart grid strategies and technologies, utilities are moving quickly toward automating the grid for maximum performance in order to meet future energy demands. This session will discuss the integration of the smart grid with smart buildings – including upgrading building systems, maximizing energy performance, implementing automated demand response programs, incorporating alternative sources of energy, the emergence of micro-grids and what that means to our buildings, and more…
Friday, December 9th
Analyzing Building Operations: What Do We Do With All This Data?
The market has become flooded with software solutions and dashboards that provide real-time monitoring of building operations. But how much data is too much data? What data is really important to effecting day-to-day operations of buildings? This session will discuss different ways to obtain and analyze building data in order to help you determine what really matters. We'll hear from real estate owners who have implemented advanced data analytics in order to successfully monitor, manage, and predict operational performance in their buildings – and we'll demo the latest in advanced analytics that take data management to another level.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Intelligent Buildings: Current and Emerging Trends
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), recently commissioned two market study and research projects titled "Market Sizing North America" and the "North American Intelligent Buildings Roadmap." This session will review the key findings of this research and provide an overview of current and future trends in intelligent buildings. Speakers will define an intelligent building and its components, review the benefits of intelligent building solutions for all stakeholders, and present a summary of the business opportunities and market size for intelligent building solutions. You'll learn about the influence of technology advances for building energy efficiency, automation, IT convergence, renewable energy solutions, and integration with the smart grid.
Friday, October 14th
Telecom 2011: Empowering Access to the Cloud
It started in the 1990s with high speed internet and smart buildings. Fast forward to 2011. The volume of data coming in and out of buildings has grown exponentially. More and more tenants require 100 Mbps of bandwidth (or higher!) for cloud computing and complex data applications -- and building owners are dependent on this technology for internal communications as well as system monitoring and controls. This session will discuss current and future requirements for bandwidth, as well as present the highlights and implications of a recent BOMA member survey regarding telecommunications needs and solutions.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The CIO and the PM: The New Dynamic Duo
With the integration of IT into building management and operations, the new building team includes not only the property manager, but now also the CIO. The role of the CIO in commercial real estate is quickly evolving from overseeing the fundamental network operations of the organization to developing the technology strategy for the operations of the buildings. The CIO and the IT team play a critical role in building management, as they are best equipped to automate building systems, obtain data from building controls and devices, and advise on how to maximize building operational efficiency. This session will discuss the importance of the CIO and the PM as a critical new partnership.
July 22, 2011
The Future of Green Buildings
Are "green" buildings just a passing trend, or is sustainability in real estate here to stay? You'll hear from industry veterans about the recent focus on energy management and environmental consciousness within the real estate industry, and how this phenomenon has changed the way we manage and operate buildings. Join Brenna Walraven, former Chairman of BOMA International and Managing Director of USAA Real Estate Company, Brad Molotsky, EVP and General Counsel of Brandywine Realty Trust, and Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of High-Performance Green Buildings at GSA, in a discussion of the merits of "going green" – from energy savings to marketing differentiation.
June, 17, 2011
Supply Side Energy Strategies: Procurement, Demand Response, and On-Site Power
Building owners need to not only focus on reducing the demand for power in their facilities, but also understanding the economics and logistics associated with supply side energy strategies. With the cost of purchasing energy at a seven-year low, the value of aggressive and informed procurement strategies could save millions of dollars in energy costs. In addition, implementing a demand response program that sheds building load during peak energy times can provide additional savings and even income for many properties. We’ll discuss the benefits of supply side energy strategies from procurement to on-site power generation and alternative sources of energy in order to maximize the financial rewards that can be achieved with strong supply and demand energy management programs.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Energy Management: Benchmarking and Reporting Solutions
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Energy benchmarking, monitoring, and reporting are some of the most important steps in getting your energy demand and consumption under control. We'll review options for analyzing historical trends, benchmarking current consumption, monitoring real-time energy usage, collecting data, and creating custom dashboards for reporting and analytics.
April 29th, 2011
Advanced Lighting Solutions
Replacing light bulbs is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to saving energy on lighting. Maximum efficiency can only be achieved with advanced lighting strategies such as smart scheduling, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, automated load shedding, personal control, task tuning, and more. Learn about lighting solutions that can reduce lighting costs up to 75%! Join us for a dynamic panel of real estate managers and solution providers who will discuss "what's next" for lighting -- as well as provide compelling case studies and ROI models.
CoR Advisors Webcast Schedule - 2011
- Supply Side Energy Strategies: Procurement, Demand Response, and On-Site Power
- (previously recorded)
- Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™ – Part I - Energy Benchmarking and Reporting - (previously recorded)
- Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™, Part II – Energy Conservation Measures - (previously recorded)
- Roadmap to Energy Efficient Buildings™, Part III – Advanced Technologies - (previously recorded)
- Enhancing The Occupant Experience: Using Technology to Attract and Retain Tenants (and Employees!) - (previously recorded)
- Overcoming the Challenge of Pneumatic Controls: Deploying Advanced Analytics and Energy Savings Strategies - (previously recorded)
2/26/2016 - Redefining the Modern Workplace Experience
I attended the webcast on “Advanced Lighting Solutions” and found it to be very enlightening. The presenters used various visuals to demonstrate that a thoroughly integrated approach should include much more than simply a lamp replacement project – and economic benefits were clearly presented. I have attended several other CoR Advisors webcasts and found them all to be engaging and informative.