The Role of Life Cycle Costing for Intelligent Buildings (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2014)

Mr Greg Walker, Director of Research
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Nov 20, 2014.

Presentation Summary

Increasingly, end users in the Intelligent Buildings Industry, such as architects, building owners, tenants, and builders are seeking ways to improve the cost efficiency of buildings, building-related systems, and building components. This research will educate end-users about strategies to improve their competitive edge. The broad purpose of the study was to identify and understand the imperfections and inconsistencies that exist in adopting project evaluation techniques and cost justification tools in intelligent buildings projects, as well as making investment decisions on intelligent technologies. To this end, the research assessed critical areas to enable project sponsors to identify ways of increasing adoption of LCC, unify stakeholder decision-making processes, identify opportunities/needs for training and coaching to remove obstacles from the process, and finally, determine the fundamental changes required to propagate the use of LCC. For more information on this important research project, go to:

Speaker Biography (Greg Walker)

Mr. Walker is an accomplished research and business operations professional with 11+ years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. His skill set includes: biomedical science and building science research, project management, financial forecasting, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, and personnel management.
Mr. Walker has worked directly with senior management (Directors, Vice Presidents, and CEOs) at various organizations including government research agencies, universities, hospitals, engineering firms, and private sector companies. He has also been a guest speaker at several industry conferences throughout North America.
Mr. Walker holds a BA. and BSc. from the University of Windsor and an MSc. from Dalhousie University, and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Company Profile (Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA))

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The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies. CABA is an international trade association, with over 300 major private and public technology companies committed to research and development within the intelligent buildings and connected home sector. Association members are involved in the design, manufacture, installation, and retailing of products for home and building automation. CABA is a leader in initiating and developing cross-industry collaborative research, under the CABA Research Program.
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