In late April 2017, building owners, energy experts, and technology pioneers came together at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC to address the business and social drivers for more energy efficient buildings.
The 2017 Building Energy Summit provided a valuable forum for AtmosAir President and CEO, Steve Levine, to educate building owners and managers on the different dynamic air purification and health and wellness solutions that are available in the marketplace.
Mr. Levine presented alongside Denise Funkhouser of the GSA and Panagiota Karava, Ph.D from Purdue University on the panel titled ‘Championing Health, Wellness, and Efficiency in the Workplace.’
The session detailed how occupant needs have evolved and which innovative companies are providing multi-purpose technology solutions that create healthier, more efficient, and more productive office spaces.
It also detailed how GSA worked with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of New York to develop the Fitwel Certification, in order to promote healthier built environments and encourage building owners, facility managers, and others to incorporate healthful features into the built environment.
The Summit shared successful case studies and provided specific guidelines for benchmarking buildings, monitoring real time air energy usage, analyzing operational data, making efficient upgrades and changes, and integrating the latest technologies to significantly cut energy consumption.
“This is a landmark effort of leaders from the technology, energy, and real estate industries coming together for a common goal,” said Darlene Pope of JLL, a producer of the event. “The Summit brings all the resources attendees need for planning and implementing energy efficient building solutions all under one roof.”