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The Benefits of Energy Storage in CRE

February 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Perkins Coie
505 Howard Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Join ULI San Francisco for a discussion on the growing importance of energy storage in the future of Bay Area real estate. In this session we will explore the benefits of battery usage for developers, architects and engineers in the commercial real estate industry. This exciting panel of experts will discuss the practical application of storage technologies including permitting, incentives, regulations, financing, and design, as they provide insight on the future of this energy technology.

This is the third event in our series of clean energy educational programs, exploring low-carbon strategies for new and existing buildings.  Previous ULI San Francisco events in this series include the Zero Energy Buildings and Renewable Energy Procurement programs.

Please stick around after the panel to enjoy appetizers, drinks, and further discussion.


Christian Park, Design & Construction Manager, stok

Janice Lin, Chairperson, Global Energy Storage Association

Janice Lin serves on the Board of Directors of  the Global Energy storage Alliance, is the California Energy Storage Aliance’s Co Founder and Executive Director, and also serves as Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting. She brings more than two decades of experience in clean energy strategy, market development, and corporate strategy to Strategen. During this time she has advised a diverse range of clients including renewable energy equipment manufacturers and service providers, large corporations diversifying into clean energy, and real estate developers building sustainable communities.

Sara Neff, Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Kilroy Realty

Sara, has taken Kilroy Realty Corporation from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in North America by GRESB. She oversees all sustainability initiatives throughout the Kilroy portfolio and is a nationally renowned speaker at industry conferences and seminars on energy efficiency, sustainability, and more.

Drew Torbin, Principal, Black Bear Energy

Drew founded Black Bear to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and clean technology by the institutional real estate community.  Prior to starting Black Bear, Drew founded and led the renewable energy group at Prologis, the world’s largest industrial real estate investment trust (REIT).  During his tenure the group deployed over 120 megawatts of distributed solar projects across North America, Europe and Asia.

5:00 – 5:30 pm – Registration & Networking
5:30 – 6:45 pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:45 – 7:30 pm – Hosted Networking Reception

Members / Nonmembers
Private Sector $35 / $50
Public Sector & Nonprofit $30 / $40
YLG $25 / $35
Student $20 / $30

Thank you to Joshua Kagan, Jaxon Love, Darin Bernstein, Christian Park and Dave Rhoads for helping to organize this event and to Perkins Coie for hosting!

*Event not open to press.

* Registration closes on 2/13.  There will be a $10 fee for on-site registration.

* Refunds can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

* Sponsor tickets available for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum sponsors of ULI San Francisco. Please contact samuel.mori@uli.org.

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