Announcing David L. Pogue, Keynote Speaker for 2012 Energy Forum
The 2012 NECA Energy Forum will focus on the business realities of the energy solutions market, and the Forum’s keynote speaker David L. Pogue certainly knows the economic benefits of using green energy technologies.
As Global Director of Sustainability, Institutional & Corporate Services for CB Richard Ellis, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm with 300 offices worldwide, Dave Pogue is responsible for leading sustainability programs for CBRE’s property and facilities management portfolio across the Americas.
“We’re very excited that Dave will be speaking at the Energy Forum,” said Forum organizer Rob Colgan, NECA executive director, market development. “He has great insight about what sustainable energy practices can make a true difference in the costs of property management, and he will share exactly what building owners and managers want to know from their electrical contractor when they’re considering energy-efficient upgrades.”
Prior to joining CBRE, Pogue served as Executive Vice President, Ownership Services, for Insignia/ESG in the Western Region and joined CBRE with the company’s acquisition of Insignia. Before joining Insignia, he was Director of Management Services for CB Commercial in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At CBRE, his leadership has produced an award-winning sustainability platform that leverages thought leadership, outstanding service delivery and corporate associations to raise the worldwide green building standard. Program achievements include aggressive endorsement of the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® program, the introduction of the Green Knights, delivery of co-branded BOMA BEEP training to nearly 10,000 attendees and recognition as the first manager of commercial property to certify more than 100 buildings in the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system. CBRE was also ranked No. 30 in Newsweek’s list of the 500 greenest companies in the U.S., honored by the EPA as a four-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council® with the Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence.
“He’s certainly one of the sharpest pros in the business when it comes to blending sustainability with smart business practices for commercial real estate,” Colgan said. “David’s keynote will be a great kick-off for this year’s Energy Forum.”