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MD-PACE Calendar of Events October 2020 | Maryland Commercial PACE

Please join the MD-PACE program at a number of sustainability and clean energy related events throughout the month of October!

MD-PACE is excited to promote the many virtual clean energy related events taking place throughout the state of Maryland this month!


10/1 Bisnow Webinar Industrial Roundup Part I: Last Mile, First Choice

Kicking off a month of great virtual programming, on October 1st Bisnow presents a webinar on significant trends and patterns appearing for urban industrial space; the central question addressed will be, “How will last mile logistics evolve in the urban core?” Register to learn the answers behind important industry questions including what types of amenities attract and retain e-commerce tenants, what are the long-term repercussions of the health crisis on industrial workspace, and how are warehouses and fulfillment centers evolving, among other subjects.

Register here.


10/6 Bisnow Webinar The CRE Investors Guide to Uncertain Times

Bisnow again presents a timely webinar on investing in CRE during times of economic or political instability. Specific topics to be addressed by this webinar include maximizing return while reducing risk through portfolio diversifying, comparing asset classes with the most tax limitations, and breaking down 1031 tax exchange benefits and potential fallouts of its elimination.

Register here.


10/6 Better Buildings C-PACE Financing Turns 10: Impacts, Challenges, and What Comes Next

The tenth anniversary of the first C-PACE project completed occurs this year! Since that time, 38 states and the District of Columbia have passed C-PACE enabling legislation, and 22 plus D.C. have active programs. If you would like to learn more about C-PACE, its successes and challenges, and its future, register for this free event from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative.

Register here.


10/7 USGBC MD: Baltimore City and the 2018 IgCC

Join this illuminating virtual event hosted by USGBC Maryland on the 2018 Baltimore City building codes, specifically focusing on International Green Construction Code requirements. This is a good event for developers and property owners in the Baltimore area who may want to learn more about the current state of building codes.

Register here.


10/13-10/15 ULI Baltimore 2020 Virtual Fall Meeting

Join the most influential real estate event of the year, now held virtually. This three-day event will cover a wide array of topics including the future of decarbonization, green building, health-conscious office environments, and more! Reserve your spot today.

Register here.


10/14 USGBC MD: Women in Green – Women Leading in Challenging Times

Sign up today for this event presented by USGBC Maryland that will focus on green building and explore successes and lessons learned in this challenging time. Speakers include Alicia Wilson, VP for Economic Development at John Hopkins University; Coretta Bennett, Director of Operations, Design & Construction at John Hopkins University; Cynthia Shonaiya, Principal at Hord Coplan Macht; Leana Houser, Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager at John Hopkins University; and Nakita Reed, Associate at Quinn Evans.

Register here.


10/20 Bisnow Webinar Optimizing Your Office Portfolio with Smart Building Technology

Further building on a strong assortment of webinars, Bisnow also hosts a webinar on smart buildings this 20th of October. At a time where the comfort and safety of tenants are at the forefront of national attention, landlords who respond quickly to the requirements of a safe transition will garner goodwill and better outcomes than those who fail to do so. Smart building technology can help to create spaces that save money, promote good health, and increase property value; this webinar will endeavor to explain to registrants what smart building technology can do for them immediately and in the long-term. Register today!

Register here.


Maryland Clean Energy Center Speaker Series, “Connecting to the Energy Economy”

Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm from September 3 to November 5

Register for all events here.


October 1: Managing the MOPR: Maryland Response to the FERC Order

The Maryland Clean Energy Center continues its fall speaker series Thursday 10/1 with “Managing the MOPR: Maryland Response to the FERC Order”. In this event, panelists will discuss the significance behind the December 2019 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order that directed the PJM interconnection to expand its Minimum Offer Price Rule. Sign up today for the first speaker series event in October! Note that this is an extended event, ending at 12:30 PM rather than the usual 12:00 PM.


October 8 Optimal Solar Siting for Maryland

The speaker series continues October 8 with an engaging webinar on solar energy in Maryland. In accordance with a RPS mandate, Maryland is seeking to expand its solar energy production, but encountering siting issues that include permitting barriers and non-optimal locations. Register for this event to hear how Maryland may work around these obstacles and learn what the future of solar looks like in the state.


October 15 Ensuring Building Health: Leveraging Technology for Efficient Operation and Safe Environments

In this virtual event on October 15, panelists will discuss how the health crisis has created a need for buildings and facilities to act as a first line of defense against infection. In order to achieve this lofty goal, building automation and control technologies and new strategies will need to be used; in this webinar, learn how this transformation of the built environment may happen, and how property owners can afford new requirements.


October 22 Adding Resilience to the Energy Equation

This year, the nations of the world experienced a massive shock to the international system in the form of COVID-19; now, countries and populations are struggling to return to normal. This event in 2020 underscores the importance of imbedding resiliency into equations of efficiency, sustainability, and functionality for the future. How can our systems, institutions, and built environments be adapted to weather shocks from many different sources, from disease to flooding or fires? Learn the answers in this webinar!


October 29 Advancing Energy Innovation as an Economic Development Strategy

State entities across the country are including energy innovation into economic development plans, and several states are already seeing return on these investments. Could Maryland join the ranks of energy flagship states like Colorado, New York, and Massachusetts? Learn how Maryland is tackling this opportunity on Thursday October 29th!