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April 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Show(s): PM Springfest
Stream(s): Sustainable Design, Environment, Energy Efficiency & Higher
Session Code: A100
Credits: BOMI 1
IAQ has always been one of the most important metrics in the minds of property managers. However over the last decade or so it has been bit overshadowed by
our quest for energy efficiency and emission reduction. All of this changed in early 2020 when the Commercial Real Estate industry began to face the effects of COVID-19. With significantly reduced occupancy levels as result of pandemic containment measures and concerns surrounding the potential risks of spreading COVID-19 through the buildings’ HVAC system, the biggest challenge facing the industry is how to get buildings ready so that the staff and tenants feel safe and confident about returning to work. Even though the concerns about COVID-19 risks have brought IAQ to the forefront once again, we cannot abandon the progress we have made in the areas of energy efficiency and climate action. We need to balance the need for better IAQ with energy and environmental performance.
The lack of an index which quantitatively describes the IAQ and allows its evaluation against the indices describing energy use and emission reduction,is an obstacles for achieving the further and closer integration of energy, emission and IAQ strategies in building operations, especially under current pandemic conditions and our need to be better prepared for any future public health crisis. Such an index would allow building operation to evaluate different strategies for achieving high IAQ in relation to buildings’ energy and emission performance. Join us for a candid conversation with industry leaders on their approach to tackling this challenge.
Senior Vice President, National Operations - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Sustainability - JLL Canada
Philippe Bernier is responsible for advancing strategy, innovation and sustainability, ensuring operational effectiveness, and accelerating JLL’s market growth. Philippe spent over a decade in management consulting and manufacturing roles, supporting teams and clients to improve systems and processes, adopt new technologies, and strengthen leadership reputations. Prior to joining JLL, Philippe was Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability at a commercial real estate firm where he led efforts to create an innovation governance structure and establish a national and international reputation for ESG leadership. Philippe is passionate about clearing healthy and inclusive spaces and places for people. He serves presently on the Advisory Committee for Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, and served recently on the Leadership Advisory Board of the Center for Active Design which oversees the Fitwel health and well-being rating system. He earned a Bachelor degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Master of Philosophy in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. Philippe is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is trained in Lean Six Sigma.
Vice-President, Central Region - Triovest Realty Advisors
Marlene Farias, Senior Vice President, Property Management – Central Region, joined Triovest in 2002. She has over 25 years of senior building operations and property management experience and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of approximately 10 million sf of industrial and commercial real estate in the Greater Toronto Area. Marlene was previously with Beutel Goodman Real Estate Group and Prudential Real Estate Management.
Director of Operations & Projects - BentallGreenOaK