MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Reed is an experienced Operations professional focused on emerging markets for both clients and MacDonald-Miller's building operations teams. Reed earned a degree in Business Finance with a focus in Sustainable Systems at Montana State University. He started his career at MacDonald-Miller focusing on the incubation and launch of their Smart Buildings Program as it exists today. Reed is consistently on the journey to bridge the gap between people, process, and technology. Reed is the 5th generation of his family to work in the built environment and based on his love of the outdoors he knew from a young age he wanted to work on building's relationship with Carbon.
All Sessions by Reed Powell
Data in Context
Almost all buildings have the capability to generate volumes of operational data and many also deploy fault detection technology to alert operators of problems. Unfortunately, too often there isn’t sufficient context for that fault to properly diagnosis causation or what solutions to deploy to fix it. This condition can be particularly problematic for building owners and managers that don’t have the in-house expertise often found at enterprise scale entities. For these managers, the challenge is to find the right resources to put their operational data into context and do so affordably. This session will explore examples of how to put affordable solutions in place to properly put data in context.
Making Existing Buildings Smarter
Smart technology is not limited to new construction. Existing buildings can deploy (or better utilize) smart tech/practices that optimize operations, improve indoor air quality, reduce carbon, and improve resiliency. Two to three case studies will be presented followed by additional SME panel participants in moderated discussion.
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.