What can you learn from Microsoft and MacDonald-Miller? Join Microsoft’s Darrell Smith and MacDonald-Miller’s Perry England for lunch on Tuesday, March 1st, in Portland, Oregon to find out how their energy-smart approach can be replicated by businesses, governments, universities and other building owners to reduce energy usage and save money.
Microsoft operates 32 million square feet of facilities across 560 global sites. As worldwide director of energy and building technology, Darrell Smith’s job is to make sure every inch of it operates as efficiently as possible.
The secret is the intersection of IT and energy. Microsoft’s energy-smart buildings blend the Internet of Things, software and cloud-based data to find operational faults in its buildings. The result empowers building and energy personnel to make smart, real-time decisions.
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is a full service design-build mechanical contractor working with building owners to make sure buildings operate in the most efficient manner possible. Perry England is an integral part of the process with more than 25 years’ experience in providing the right solutions for building environmental systems through innovative design, expert installation and high-performance services.
Intersecting IT and Energy event registration can be found here.
About Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith is the Director of Worldwide Energy and Building Technology and oversees Microsoft’s energy strategy, programs, targets and reporting for 560 sites and 32 million square feet globally.
Smith has 18 years of industry experience in facility management, data center operations, energy management, and manufacturing engineering. A core focus over the last three years has been anchored in energy-smart buildings, an innovative IT application that analyzes building data and helps facilities teams lower energy costs, optimize buildings and improve labor efficiencies. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/energysmartbuildings.
About Perry England
Perry England is the Vice President of Building Performance at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. For many years, MacDonald-Miller has been instrumental in moving the energy efficiency industry forward by eliminating many of the real and perceived barriers existing within building ownership. Through the pioneering efforts of MacDonald-Miller, the energy services industry is making an significant impact at minimizing the negative impact of commercial buildings on our environment.
England’s focus at MacDonald-Miller includes helping commercial building owners identify and implement energy efficiency investments which pay for themselves through guaranteed operational savings. The company is saving building owners in the Puget Sound Region in excess of $2,126,457 per year with an equivalent carbon reduction impact of 17,724 Metric Tons annually.
England is a passionate crusader and business leader for alternative delivery methods that motivate the public and private industry to deliver and operate buildings with a lifecycle performance assurance guarantee. Perry is a founding member and acting Treasurer of the Seattle 2030 District, Executive Committee Member for Emerald Cities Seattle and Board of Director and Treasurer for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Learn more at http://macmain.wpengine.com/services/optimize/building-performance/
Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon Street. Portland, Oregon 97205
When: 11:30 A.M. Networking | 12:00 P.M. Program & Plated Lunch