NEW YORK—NREI will host a news desk at the 2013 Building Energy Summit being held March 26 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

NREI will conduct interviews with summit attendees, speakers, advisors and other guests throughout the event to gain insights on the most important topics facing the industry in relation to energy management. Firms including Liberty Property Trust, Principal Real Estate Investors, Brandywine Realty Trust, Cushman & Wakefield, Transwestern, Forest City Enterprises, Glenborough Realty Trust, Akridge, Shorenstein Cos., TIAA-CREF and others will discuss implementing and funding energy upgrades in their properties and their priorities for the rest of 2013.

“This event has become the go-to event for real estate owners, managers, and developers who want to change the way we operate buildings in the future,” Penton Media Sustainability Practice Leader Jonathan A. Schein says. “It’s not enough to just benchmark—building owners really have to DO something different in order to effect measurable change in our energy consumption. The Summit is the place for honest debate and collaboration to get things done.”

The 2013 Building Energy Summit is a one-day executive conference that combines keynote presentations by industry leaders and energy experts, educational breakout sessions for hands-on learning, case study presentations demonstrating real projects and real results and networking opportunities for collaborating with colleagues and solution providers.

Highlights include keynote presentations by Dan Tangherlini of the U.S. General Services Administration, Rick Fedrizzi of the U.S. Green Buildings Council, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Chuck Leitner of Greenprint/ULI, Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle, Michael Bangs from Adobe Systems and Kathleen Hogan from the U.S. Department of Energy. The conference has 15 educational sessions with more than 60 nationally renowned speakers engaging in active debate on everything from energy monitoring to financing to advanced operational analytics.

The summit is a national educational forum produced by CoR Advisors and hosted by the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District.