Meet the Expert
Regional Energy Manager, Towns of Arlington and Bedford, MA
- Combines expertise in sustainability and energy-efficient design with more than 20 years experience in project management, finance and real estate development.
- As regional energy manager for Arlington and Bedford, MA., responsible for sustainable and energy-efficient design and operation of all municipal and school buildings.
- Six years as senior VP of development and senior project manager for AF Evans Development Inc. in San Francisco.
- Responsible for oversight of operations and finance for 15-person development department; implemented sustainability and energy usage criteria as an element of project feasibility analysis; instituted companywide sustainability plan for more than 300 employees.
- Managed “Green Charrette” for 5.86 acre site project in San Francisco; facilitated more than 80 project meetings with stakeholders; created community education and outreach plan.
Session Packages from $500
Your Expert Package Includes:
- All 7 Best Practices
- Pre-Call Discovery Process
- One-on-One Call with Expert
- Session Summary Report
- Post-Session Engagement
Risks & Opportunities
RisksOrganizations that fail to integrate sustainability into their structure risk the following:
- Increased costs related to resources, source materials, regulations, and lower operating efficiency than competitors
- Loss of PR/branding opportunities
- Loss of enthusiasm from employees for company, or loss of civic pride for local governments
- Not following up on a success, loss of momentum
- Sense of lack of leadership or vision from C-suite
- Loss of competitive advantage in your sector
OpportunitiesOrganizations that successfully integrate sustainability into their structure have the following opportunities:
- Finding insightful ideas that would not have surfaced otherwise
- PR/branding opportunities – leading edge, competitive advantage, differentiation
- Saved costs, fewer issues with falling behind on regulations, less potential for complications from resource scarcity
- Increased pride in your company or municipality, company loyalty
- Creating a sustainable system for innovation/sustainable ideas
- Not having to constantly push your “energy/sustainability manager” to find new ideas
- Giving employees sustainability tools they can use in their personal lives
- Efficient use of employees as a resource
- Lowered frustration with controlling facilities and energy consumption or costs
- Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases
Integrating Sustainability into the Structure of Corporations, Municipalities and Organizations: Risks & Opportunities