DOE Launches the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance
April 9, 2009
To kick off the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA), one of three initiatives that address different sectors of the commercial buildings market, the DOE hosted the CREEA Executive Roundtable on April 9th, 2009, at New York's 7 World Trade Center—the city's first officially certified "green" office building. The roundtable brought together many of the nation's leading real estate owners and managers, as well as key industry associations.
Scott Hine, Acting Program Manager of DOE's Building Technologies Program opened the meeting by emphasizing the importance of net-zero energy buildings in achieving substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. He thanked participants for showing the leadership, collaboration, and communication necessary for meeting our nation's challenges, and cited the great potential for the Commercial Building Energy Alliances in moving high performance technologies that will transform tomorrow's buildings.
For more information on CREEA and the launch, see the CREEA web site.