December 7


12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

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Sustain Dane

Join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn covering Building Energy Savings: Benchmarking & Tune-ups.

Did you know that 30% of carbon emissions in Madison, WI come from commercial buildings? A reliable and low-cost way to cutting emissions from commercial buildings is improving their energy efficiency, that is reducing the amount of energy needed to heat, cool, and power their operations. Energy efficiency measures save energy, reduce utility bills, and cut climate pollution.

Cities across the country are creating programs to improve building energy efficiency and achieve their climate goals. One solution under development in Madison is the Building Energy Savings Program, which would energy benchmarking and periodic tune-ups for large commercial buildings and other supporting initiatives. Join us for this Lunch & Learn to:

  • Understand the tools local building operators are using to track energy use, increase efficiency, save money, and reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings
  • Hear from the Center for Energy and Environment about Midwest cities’ implementation of benchmarking and tune up policies over the past 10 years
  • Gain knowledge about the program’s elements so that you can help others learn about this climate solution opportunity
  • Lunch & Learn will include a 10-minute overview presentation, a discussion among the panelists, and an audience Q&A session.

Featured Speakers

As a program development manager, Molly develops and manages Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) community-based projects across the country including in Indianapolis, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Molly is a sustainability generalist with over 15 years’ experience in climate change, energy, waste, and food systems. Since joining CEE in February 2018, Molly has been program manager for Energize Saint Paul, a partnership between the City of Saint Paul, local building owners, utilities, and nonprofits, to increase the energy and water efficiency of existing buildings, with a focus on benchmarking. She led CEE’s engagement with the City of Rochester, Minnesota, facilitating a group of 40 stakeholders to create a community-based sustainability action plan, which won a Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership award.

A systems thinker with a diverse background, Molly previously consulted in sustainability with federal, state, and local governments, including organic food and Fortune 500 clients, specializing in greenhouse gas accounting, climate change strategy, waste management, supply chain sustainability, and carbon offsets.

Dr. Ian McIntosh is a Program Director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro). He joined the InterPro Facilities and Building Systems team in December 2020 after being a frequent lecturer and course developer for the previous 20 years. His responsibilities include teaching, directing and business development for commissioning certification courses related to project management, existing buildings, and building enclosures. He is also the owner and founder of ianTEACH LLC, which provides innovative and strategic performance-based training and coaching to engineers, architects, construction, and facilities management professionals in various sectors of the national building industry.

Anne supports the CEO and manages loan closings and sustainability initiatives throughout new developments as well as building operations. She has a passion for sustainability and leads a companywide campaign to embrace it as a way of life. She brings 16 years of experience to the team and has managed the ENERGY STAR® programs for 400+ office buildings across the country. Anne studied Communications at Columbia College in Chicago as well as the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, has her Real Estate License and is a Notary Public. She is also a member of the US Green Building Council – Wisconsin’s Market Leadership Advisory Board.

Anne has been active in real estate and marketing for more than 20 years. Anne was instrumental in guiding Wangard through its first LEED Existing Building certification with High Pointe Office Center, located at 1200 North Mayfair Road, Milwaukee, WI. The project ultimately received LEED Gold certification.

Jill Stransky is the Workplace Experience Assistant at CUNA Mutual Group, a broad financial services company with corporate offices in Madison Wisconsin. Waverly low and other locations across the US Over 30+ years experience in corporate real estate management including finance and tax.

Dr. Jessica Price is the Sustainability and Resilience Manager for the City of Madison, where she works to develop and implement policies, programs, and strategies that advance climate resilience, sustainability, and environmental justice. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Jessica served as Renewable Energy Strategy Lead for the Nature Conservancy in New York. Jessica has a PhD in Landscape Ecology and an MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.