MEETINGS & EVENTS

Highlights

Energy Subcommittee

  • Comprised of NAA members committed to sustainable operational improvement.
  • Meet twice with ENERGY STAR team to discuss Portfolio Manager and opportunities for the program in the apartment industry.
  • Worked with the Shelton Group on a Resident Engagement Study to address how to engage apartment residents in energy and water efficient behaviors since in many ways they are different than homeowners.
  • Created criteria for a Return on Energy water conservation award.

NAA Conference Sessions

Sustainable Case Studies for Catching Up
Grasp a sound business case for sustainability by examining financial savings yielded by differed and future maintenance strategies. Get started fast with plans to catch up the low-hanging fruit and develop future strategies for attending to an overall change in energy-efficiency culture.

Speakers: Martin Levkus, Yardi Systems, Tom Turnbull, JDM Associates and Erin Hatcher, AMLI Residential

ROE Conference Session: Every Drop Counts
 

Every Drop Counts- Owners and managers take note 
Residents are becoming increasingly savvy about monthly expenses—including water costs—as water prices increase nationwide amid an ever more complicated state regulatory landscape. Create a water conservation program that engages both residents and the maintenance staff with best practices that yield big results.

Speakers: Mike Zatz, Energy STAR Commercial Buildings, Dennis Carapezza, H2O Degree, Scott Wilkerson, Ginkgo Residential, and Marc Treitler, Conservice Utility Management and Billing


 

Green Certifications for Your Business and Community
There are many building certifications, from LEED to Energy Star to the Green Building Standard, but what’s the difference? Professionals whose portfolios contain communities bestowed with sustainability certifications outline strategies for identifying the option best suited for property and budget.

Speakers: Peter Zadoretzky, Bozzuto Management Company, Lisa Stephens, Kelly Vickers, Alliance Residential Company


 

Utility Management that Works 
The third-largest expense for a student housing asset is utilities, and understanding how to best control this spend is critical to successfully managing your property. Industry experts will offer an overview of the most common utility strategies in use today—as well as their benefits and drawbacks—including placing utilities in the name of the property or student, billing for actual usage versus allowances, and who in the organization should be managing these efforts.

Speakers: Nicole Beach, The Scion Group, Colin Heller, SimpleBills Corporation, Kevin Howe, Landmark Properties, Inc., Eddie Moreno, Cardinal Group Management.

CAMT+E CredentialCertificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians

In 2017, NAA developed and piloted the CAMT+E Microcredential through the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI), with input from ENERGY STAR, to provide additional instruction and education opportunities to Certification for Apartment Maintenance Technicians who wish to expand their expertise in energy efficient practices. The credential explains the use of Portfolio Manager and discusses other ENERGY STAR tools and best practices.

Affiliate Meetings in 2017

  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • New York City
  • Atlanta
  • Seattle

ROE Affiliate Meeting: Seattle