Energy Benchmarking in 2023: 5 Things You Need to Know
Many cities, states and municipal governments across North America have passed utility benchmarking ordinances that require buildings to track and report annual energy and water consumption. In 2023, more cities and states will mandate it, regardless of property size. While it is a tedious process, having the right tools and strategies can alleviate the stress of benchmarking, and can enable property owners and operators to comply with local laws, avoid fines, save money and cut waste.
In our webcast, RealPage’s, Mary Nitschke, Vice President of Sustainability, and Dimitris Kapsis, Vice President, Energy Management, will talk with Susan Passmore, Executive Vice President, Blue Ridge Companies, and Manon Freese, Assistant Asset Manager, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, about what's new in benchmarking for 2023 and how they're tackling common benchmarking issues and challenges. Get a sneak peek into new updates and jurisdictions, so you'll be prepared to meet expanding local, state, Sustainability and Green Loan mandates.
During this webcast, you'll learn about:
- Changing compliance and reporting mandates
- Data integrity checks
- New markets
- Specific issues that cities are experiencing
- And more
Manon Freese assists in the management of Intercontinental’s national portfolio of commercial office, retail and residential properties. Her responsibilities include reviewing monthly reports submitted by third-party managers, writing and reviewing management reports, performing valuation analyses of leases and projects, reviewing and analyzing operating budgets, and administering leases. In additional, Ms. Freese also assists in the acquisition process for new out-of-state investments and is a member of Intercontinental’s Senior Management Committee and ESG Committee.
Prior to this role, Ms. Freese joined Intercontinental as Director, Marketing & Communications. She managed all aspects of the Intercontinental brand, including promotions of the company’s investment services and real estate properties, communication with the media, event planning, and community relations.
Ms. Freese earned her B.A. in Communications and Human Development from Boston College. In addition, she holds a certificate in Commercial Real Estate Practice from Boston University.
Susan Passmore, CAM, CAPSExecutive Vice President, Blue Ridge Companies
As the Executive Vice President of Blue Ridge Companies, Susan Passmore is responsible for the strategic planning and overall performance of Blue Ridge’s multifamily portfolio. She has been with Blue Ridge since 2001 and previously served as the Director of Property Management.
Susan started in the multifamily industry as a bookkeeper in 1993 and has since served as a property manager, marketing director and regional manager, and is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) through the National Apartment Association (NAA), NAA Leadership Lyceum graduate and licensed Real Estate Broker in multiple states. Susan is a two-time past president of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA) and past president of the Apartment Association of North Carolina (AANC), and is a current NAA Board member. Serving as an NAA Regional Vice President, she is heavily involved in various committees and working groups. Passionate about education and government affairs, Susan enjoys training and advocating for the multifamily industry. She is also currently serving as President Elect for the Piedmont Triad chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (PTCREW).
Mary NitschkeVice President, Sustainability, RealPage, Inc.
Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.
Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.
Dimitris KapsisVP Energy Management, Utility Management, RealPage, Inc.
Dimitris joined RealPage in 2017, bringing over 15 years of energy expertise and leadership. Before joining RealPage, Dimitris served as Chief Energy Officer for AUM. He and his team of energy experts helped AUM become the premier energy management provider to the multifamily industry. Dimitris previously served as Director of Energy Management for Archstone, a Denver-based property ownership and management firm.