Anita Jeerage is the Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Unico Properties, where she manages green building projects for Unico’s real estate portfolio and third-party clients. Her responsibilities include setting high performance design and operations standards, reducing company-wide energy and greenhouse gas emissions, investing in renewable energy, and promoting sustainability to industry leaders.
All Sessions by Anita Jeerage
Buildings and Carbon
Buildings account for approximately 40% of carbon emissions. To meet long term carbon reduction necessities – increasingly as a matter of public policy and most importantly to ensure climate health – buildings will need to dramatically lower carbon emissions. Building electrification is one path for doing just that. Buildings also play a role in how quickly and effectively the transportation system decarbonizes. These strategies are as complicated as they are necessary. This session will be a lively discussion of buildings and carbon. Building owners/managers and the folks that operate them must navigate policy requirements at the state and federal level while implementing changes to their traditional approaches to energy sources and methods. Learn how smart building strategies can help buildings achieve their carbon reduction goals.