Federal Government (GSA) and IBM Executives to Keynote at Realcomm’s Second Annual Energy Summit
Carlsbad, Calif. – April 1, 2010 – Realcomm Conference Group, LLC, a global leader in providing education on the topic of technology, automation and innovation for the commercial and corporate real estate industry, announced today that GSA’s Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and IBM’s Rich Lechner, VP of Energy and Environment, will speak as part of a panel at its 2nd annual Energy and Sustainability Summit. The panel will discuss the convergence of Information Technologies (IT) and Clean Technologies (CT) and the collaboration required between IT, Facility Management, Property Management and the Energy team inside a real estate organization to deliver an effective energy strategy. The Summit will be held at Realcomm’s annual conference on June 9-10, 2010, at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and Convention Center.
“We are excited to have two industry leaders to keynote at this event. Rich will bring his vision and share his experience working in one of the world’s leading multinational companies focused on intelligent green and sustainable infrastructures. Today, IBM brings a whole new level of vision, sophistication and credibility to the discussion of smart, sustainable, high performance connected facilities.” said Jim Young, President and CEO of Realcomm. “Kevin will be speaking about the specific building automation strategy for the federal government’s portfolio and sharing his insights with our industry so we can take full advantage of the intellectual property generated by the government’s activities in the intelligent green building space.”
Kevin Kampschroer has been with GSA for more than 35 years and is currently leading their activities in response to the 2005 and 2007 Energy Bills & Executive Order on the Environment, Sustainability & Energy Conservation. He has created an Office within GSA that consolidates and coordinates Federal efforts in the broad realm of building sustainability to influence and accelerate industry capability and adoption of sustainable principles across all aspects of asset creation, operation, maintenance and disposal. He has contributed to the creation of real estate portfolio management; the establishment of performance measures linked to pay and budget; and developed an overall information technology strategy for a re-engineered real estate business in GSA.
Rich Lechner is currently Vice President, Energy & Environment for IBM, where he leads the company’s efforts in helping clients address the issues and opportunities around energy, the environment, and sustainability. He is responsible for defining strategy and managing the broad portfolio of capabilities and offerings that leverage IBM’s technology innovation, deep industry insight, and business process strategy. Previously, he was vice president for Enterprise Systems addressing IBM’s large enterprise customer base and market opportunity by bringing to market a unified set of systems, software and services designed to optimize large-scale IT infrastructures.
For more information about this event visit www.realcomm.com.
Realcomm Conference Group, LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces an annual conference and exposition on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings for executives in commercial and corporate real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate, and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry. Today, in addition to the annual conference, Realcomm conducts seminars, webinars, workshops, executive tours, and other strategic services to educate industry professionals about the latest business solutions and technologies to improve commercial real estate development, leasing, management, and operations.