8.02 Squeeze More Out of Your FM Budget Through Building Intelligence

Friday, April 13, 2012
9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Track Topic Area: Sustainability/ Environmental Stewardship
Format: General Presentation
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Strategic facilities planning in the 21st century needs to confront the challenge of improving employee productivity while reducing operational costs. With lighting accounting for upwards of 40 percent of wasted energy in commercial buildings, it should be on the minds of all facilities managers when looking to reduce costs. And while the price of LEDs might be perceived as prohibitive to some, there is an important convergence taking place that will enable companies to reap invaluable benefits from intelligent lighting, besides the lighting itself. Discover the new technologies that integrate lighting more closely with IT to enable a whole range of building intelligence features,
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the challenges facility managers face in maintaining an optimized workspace while having tight budgets.
  • Learn about the opportunity that lighting represents to save costs, as well as the challenges with existing solutions.
  • Discover how emerging solutions marry lighting with building intelligence to provide increased efficiency.
  • Find out why these solutions make sense for facility managers from a fiscal and operations standpoint.
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    Derek Anderson
    Redwood Systems
    Senior Director of Product Management

    Derek has been a high tech and facilities management pioneer for the past 20 years. As Senior Director of Product Management for Redwood Systems, he is responsible for leading product direction. Prior to Redwood, Derek held executive positions with commercial real estate and energy management technology firms. He was SVP of Colliers International's Corporate Services team, CEO of WorkplaceIQ and co-founder of VirtualPremise. In these roles he has defined, built and implemented facility management tools that many Fortune 500 facilities professionals use today. Derek has a B.B.A. in Real Estate from Georgia State University, a M.S. in Strategic Management from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.