Brenden McEneaney Presents ULI Webinar | Rise of the Regulations: How Emerging Climate and Energy Regulations Could Shape Real Estate
ULI Responsible Property Investment Product Council is presenting a series of webinars on Responsible Property Investment. This webinar will explore how the rise of climate and energy regulations might shape the future of real estate.
In the last year, the states of California, New York City, and Washington, D.C. — plus more than a dozen U.S. cities — announced bold new plans to reduce energy use, require new construction to be “net zero carbon,” and transition to 100% renewable energy. Eight EU countries have called for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. And the UK will be the first major economy in the world to legislate a 2050 net zero emissions target into law, with an amendment to the Climate Change Act introduced earlier this month.
Are these ambitious goals even possible for the real estate industry? Is there a strategy for new construction and existing buildings that can cost-effectively get all buildings to these ambitious energy and sustainability standards? What will new building codes, new penalties for non-compliance, and new incentive programs to help finance these goals mean for the real estate industry?
In this session, ULI’s panel will unpack these new goals and regulations, and highlight strategies that can help owners and developers effectively navigate these new regulations in their real estate operations.
Please note: this is a complimentary, ULI members-only webinar. To access to this and other ULI webinars year-round, become a member here.
Integral Group is proud to be represented in ULI’s webinar by Principal, Urban Innovation Brenden McEneaney.
Brenden brings over a decade of green building and policy experience to the Integral Group team, where he leads work on public policy and city-scale innovation. Prior to joining Integral Group, Brenden served as Pacific Region Director for the US Green Building Council. At USGBC, he ran all programs for the organization’s largest market. Before that he was the Director for Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, where he oversaw the organization’s work helping communities to prepare, plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to impacts from climate change.
Earlier in his career, Brenden established the City of Santa Monica as an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and high performance building practices. At the City, he developed green building codes, policies, incentive programs, and educational programs and acted as the City’s primary technical consultant for over $400 million in capital projects. He served as Board Chair of the USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter for two years. In addition to his public policy background, Brenden ran operations for the largest green building materials retailer in Southern California and has extensive experience with environmental cleanup and remediation projects at top engineering firms. Brenden is a LEED AP (BD+C) and has lectured internationally on sustainability, green building, and environmental policy. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and of Yale University.
Fellow panelists include:
- Katie Bergfeld, Branch Chief for Building Performance and Enforcement | D.C. Department of Energy & Environment
- Nils Rage, Sustainable Design and Innovation | Landsec
- Byron Stigge, Founder | Level Infrastructure