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NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) with supporting partner New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
31 Chambers St, Suite 609, New York, NY 10007
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Landlord – Tenant Collaboration: Key Strategies for Whole Building Energy and Emissions Performance 

Landlord – Tenant Collaboration: Key Strategies for Whole Building Energy and Emissions Performance

Building energy use accounts for a high percentage of carbon emissions in cities around the world. Fortunately, cities such as New York are taking bold steps to tackle their largest source of carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of the buildings that make up their skylines. To accomplish this, New York City recognized the need to closely collaborate with the private sector, with the support of efficiency incentives and innovative programs to dramatically reduce carbon in buildings.

Join the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability and expert panelists representing developers, corporate real estate, professional services firms, and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in an in-depth panel discussion on the fundamental changes needed to meet the City’s ambitious 80 x 50 carbon reduction targets.

Learn how these groups are coming together to chart the evolution in Landlord-Tenant collaboration achieved through green leasing practices, efficient tenant build-outs, and optimized operations and maintenance. Findings from this type of collaboration can be applied today to ambitious building performance policies nationwide.

Attendees will gain insights on:

  • How performance policies can influence commercial real estate transactions and operational practices by building owners and tenants
  • Examples of how commercial building owners and tenants can drive efficiency through collaboration
  • How technical and financial assistance can be the motivator for commercial building owners and tenants to execute efficiency projects

Host: Lia Cairone, Assistant Deputy Director, Policy, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Moderator: Chris Brown, Director Private Sector Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation


  • Leisha John Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ernst & Young
  • Dan Egan Vice President Sustainability & Utilities, Vornado Realty Trust
  • David Kamen Global Chairman, CoreNet Global
  • Jeff Gracer Chair, New York City Climate Action Alliance

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Networking 4:00-5:00pm Light snacks and beverages will be served

The Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) connects New York City’s real estate and design communities to energy and lighting efficiency solutions through education, exhibitions, technology demonstrations, and research

This event is part of the Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure and  State, City and Local Action programs of Climate Week NYC.