ULI Central Florida: StimULI Webinar - Decarbonizing the Built Environment

When

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Even though we’re not getting together for breakfast these days, ULI Central Florida is committed to bringing you the fresh, relevant, and engaging content you’ve come to expect. Join us for Decarbonizing the Built Environment where ULI will discuss national and local recommendations for achieving net carbon neutrality in the building industry.
With leading cities refining their climate action plans and hundreds of more cities preparing to develop plans, the public and private sectors can unite around a set of principles to help accelerate progress toward these shared climate action goals. The Urban Land Institute - ULI Greenprint published a report in April 2020 to serve as a starting point for cities interested in engaging real estate leaders during the shaping of climate mitigation policies.  The report is also intended for real estate organizations to increase their understanding of the potential impact of these policies—providing useful tools to help city officials and those in the real estate industry engage with each other in a meaningful and ongoing way.
 
 
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The City of Orlando has been a leader, locally and nationally, in sustainability efforts and is partnering with ULI in presenting this discussion. The US Green Building Council Florida has recently produced its own report on Decarbonization and will include their findings.
 

Speakers

Speaker

Brittany Sellers

City of Orlando

As a Sustainability Project Manager for the City of Orlando, Dr. Sellers focuses on policies and programs related to energy, water, and transportation across the community. Her responsibilities span from implementing the City’s energy benchmarking and transparency policy, working as a core team member in developing the City’s roadmap to 100% renewable energy by 2050, serving in a co-chair role on a number of national groups regarding energy efficiency, supporting the Central Florida Battle of the Buildings energy competition, conducting public outreach and education regarding water conservation and efficiency, starting a rain barrel program in the City, and supporting various pathways to various modes of alternative transportation and alternative fuel vehicles. Additionally, in this role, Dr. Sellers conducts the City’s community-wide greenhouse gas emissions data collection, analysis, and reporting and developed the City’s first climate vulnerability assessment in 2017, in alignment with the Global Covenant of Mayors commitments. This comprehensive assessment which will inform the climate adaptation planning process and other resiliency efforts across the city. She has also worked to develop a monthly educational series on sustainability for City staff and is currently conducting research on understanding occupant behaviors to maximize the savings of the energy and water efficient retrofits being made across more than 50 City buildings.

Speaker

Mital Hall

Vice President, ecoPreserve

Mital Hall has 20 years of experience in sustainable development to include working with universities, federal, state and local governments and businesses. Her expertise lies in strategic planning, policy development and implementation of programs that focus on high efficiency, low impact building design and operations, impacting over 50 million sq. ft of space and managing multi-millions dollar programs. Synthesizing the discipline of professional project management with the multifaceted, stake holder intensive process of sustainability has led to success at the largest institutions in Florida. As Vice President for ecoPreserve, Mital oversees all programs and strategic direction. Her skillset includes incorporation of cost effective and sustainable solutions into organizational structure through continued process improvement, policy development, 3rd party certifications, and energy efficiency program administration. She is also responsible for helping create a company environment that embodies social responsibility through decisions that are both tactical and strategic in nature. She recently participated as United Nations Delegate where she represented Orlando and offered a private sector perspective to the sessions. She has also been accepted into the National Renewable Energy Lab Energy Executive Program. Mital is a published author and currently serves as US Green Building Council – Central Florida Market Leadership Chair and Florida State Market Leadership. She serves on several other boards or as a member to include: University of Central Florida’s (UCF) India Center; UCF's Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity Center; Smart Cities Chair for the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida; Airports Council International – Sustainability Working Group; ACRP Environmental Impacts Review Committee; and Project Management Institute.

Speaker

Monika Henn

Manager, ULI Greenprint Center

Monika Henn is a manager at the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute and has extensive experience in data collection, reporting, and city engagement strategies. Monika is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biology from The University of Virginia and an M.S. in Aquatic Resources from Texas State University.