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March 13th, 2015 Kimberly Newcomer, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

Kimberly Newcomer is the Green Program Analyst at the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) supporting implementation, outreach and education around the District’s Green code, Energy code, and Green Building Act.  Prior to coming to DCRA, Kimberly worked as a Program Officer for Green Communities at Enterprise Community Partners. She received […]

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March 13th, 2015 Katie Weeks

Katie Weeks is IMT’s Director of Communications. As such, she leads the organization’s communications efforts, overseeing strategy, messaging, and branding across IMT’s core programs. She also coordinates communications programs with IMT’s key partners and joint initiatives, such as the City Energy Project, a collaboration of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Katie holds a […]

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March 13th, 2015 Katie Ross, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

Katie Ross is a Sustainability Project Manager with DTZ’s (formerly Cassidy Turley) Sustainability Services. Katie’s responsibilities include LEED project management, sustainability strategizing and implementation, ENERGY STAR benchmarking and managing energy efficiency projects. In her tenure at the firm, Katie has helped with the certification of almost 7 million SF of LEED certified office space. In […]

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March 13th, 2015 Eleanor Sakhri, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

Eleanor Sakhri is a Senior Vice President/Group Manager in Jones Lang LaSalle’s McLean, VA office. She is responsible for the management of building operations within the Northern Virginia portfolio of 618,342 square feet of Class “A” properties in Tysons Corner and Herndon Virginia. This includes directing day-to-day operations, overseeing all tenant construction projects, bidding and […]

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March 13th, 2015 David Borchardt, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

David Borchardt P.E.  LEED AP BD+C, is an independent consultant with nearly 30 years of building design, construction, and operations experience.  He has gained recognition as a sustainability and high performance building expert who oversaw the transformation of a corporate sustainability program from initial concept to reality while ensuring that these initiatives increased profitability. He […]

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March 13th, 2015 Bicky Corman, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

A partner in Venable’s Environmental Law Practice Group, Bicky Corman has nearly three decades of experience in all aspects of environmental law, litigation, and policy. Throughout her career, a wide range of stakeholders have sought her assistance in crafting thoughtful resolutions to emerging and complex issues, such as optimal strategies for encouraging use of privately […]

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August 18th, 2014 How to Reduce Energy Use by Changing Habits

“Electronics and Appliance List v3” Worksheet (attach) Eliminating “Vampire Power” Vampire power (aka ‘standby power’ or ‘phantom load’) is defined as the use of electricity or natural gas to provide a continuous energy supply to our favorite appliances and other products between uses. In 2010, it was estimated that 10% of all power used in […]

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August 18th, 2014 How Lighting and Lighting Controls Audits Work

A lighting audit involves identifying and counting light fixtures, one-by-one. The process is both laborious and necessary to make the business case for a retrofit. A lighting audit provides the foundation for performing a lighting retrofit. During an audit, a technician collects information about your space, then performs a cost-benefit analysis for upgrading to more efficient […]

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August 18th, 2014 How to Choose a Submeter

Some buildings have a single (master) electric meter that provides power to the entire building. Other buildings have separate meters for each individual tenant space. The former situation applies to many older, smaller buildings; the latter is true of newer, larger buildings. STEP ONE: DETERMINE IF YOU ARE SUBMETERED Determining whether or not you are currently submetered can […]

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