As a nationally recognized sustainability leader and award winning mechanical engineer, Tom's passion and expertise focus on delivering high performance solutions to clients—solutions that are practical, maintainable, healthy, resilient and resource-responsible. An author of numerous published papers and frequent speaker, Tom focuses on integrated systems design, delivery of best-in-class building and district-scale performance outcomes, total cost of ownership, SMART building strategies, and on-site resilience-enhancing solutions. Tom brings a diverse technical background that underpins his current high performance design focus and helps foster the integrative thinking such work demands. Tom has experience building and leading global multi-disciplinary teams, both in the delivery of professional consulting services within the AEC industry and in a related technology sector as part of a successful start-up. He has provided both project and program management in high pressure complex, schedule driven environments.
All Sessions by Tom Marseille
Being Smart About Variable Occupancy
Whether you are in Seattle, Austin, Boston, or Philadelphia the hybrid work environment is the new normal. While building occupancy rates vary by location – and certainly by day of the week – the challenge of efficiently lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilating space is increasingly complicated. Should a building with 45% occupancy consume the same resources as one that previously had an 80% occupancy rate? Should this rekindle the concept of EUI per occupant versus EUI per SF as a metric? This session will explore the complexities of variable occupancy rates and how smart technology and practices can help building owners and operators manage resources and consistently meet health and comfort standards of their occupants.
Role of Smart Buildings in Reducing Carbon Emissions
This session will feature two case studies of C/I buildings that deploy smart tech/practices resulting in demonstrated carbon emission reductions. Additional SMEs will join in a moderated discussion of carbon reduction and the role smart technology can play.
Building the Business Case for Smart Building Investments
Creating the ability for smart building operations requires an investment in hardware, software, and workforce skill development. Like any other commitment of capital, these investments must make business sense. Traditional methods for simply valuing energy cost reductions do not fully capture the value stream from smart buildings. This session will bring together on-the-ground expertise from building owner/managers, product and service providers, and cybersecurity specialists to discuss how value from employee productivity, recruitment and retention, cybersecurity, and operational cost reductions drive an improved return on investment analysis of smart building strategies. The “chain of custody” for making critical investment decisions is complicated. Learn more about who must be convinced in this complex decision tree for smart investments.