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Change Leadership

Michael Colgrove, Director of Energy Programs, NYSERDA is speaking at this event.


Accelerating Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Learn how to adopt a progressive approach to energy data and analysis.

The Greener, Greater Buildings Plan aims to accelerate energy efficiency improvement in the largest buildings in New York City (NYC). This suite of local laws requires the owners of large buildings to undertake annual benchmarking of energy and water consumption, apply the NYC Energy Conservation Code when upgrading buildings, conduct energy audits and retro-commissioning, implement lighting upgrades and install tenant sub-meters. These measures are to be implemented over time. Annual benchmarking commenced in 2011 and the first energy audit and retro-commissioning reports are to be submitted before the end of 2013. These laws should have by now encouraged real estate owners and tenants to review their approach to energy efficiency in order to maximize the business and reputational benefits that can be achieved. However, considering a change leadership approach may allow owners and tenants to recognize even more progress.

Change leadership involves creating vision and strategy, whereas change management includes planning and budgeting. Change leadership involves communicating and setting direction whereas change management includes organizing and staffing. Change leadership involves motivating action and aligning people, whereas change management includes controlling and problem solving. And change leadership involves creating systems to support growth, evolution, opportunities and hazard avoidance, whereas change management focuses on running on existing systems.

Throughout this conference, we will be discussing how change leadership can help participants identify ways to solidify energy efficiency improvements in structures of all types.

This conference is presented by THE STEVEN L. NEWMAN REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE of Baruch College, CUNY.

Registration is required.


William and Anita Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, Room 750
New York, NY 10010


8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Emily Grace
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY
(646) 660-6966


Registration/RSVP is required