David Borchardt, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Development, Lerner Enterprises
David Borchardt P.E. LEED AP BD+C, is the Vice President of Development for Lerner Enterprises a leading developer in the DC metro area, with over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space. Previously as an independent consultant, he gained recognition as a sustainability and high performance building expert who oversaw the transformation of a corporate sustainability program from initial concept to reality while ensuring that these initiatives increased profitability. He has nearly 30 years of building design, construction, and operations experience. David is a mechanical engineer by training and has been an invited speaker and author at Harvard Business School, Georgetown University, BOMA, NRDC, AIA, and Net Impact. He also teaches a one semester course at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
Principal & Co-Founder, JDM Associates
John Klein has more than 40 years of experience blending real estate, construction, engineering, financial, energy, and environmental issues to enhance property values and advance the sustainable buildings market. He currently provides strategy and direction to many of the nation’s largest owners of real estate, managers, developers, and associations on financial, energy and environmental performance issues. John helped to develop and launch the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for commercial real estate by leveraging his network of contacts with CEOs and CFOs of leading real estate organizations. John has conducted site visits to hundreds of buildings and has provided technical assistance and guidance towards implementing recommendations to improve building operations at those sites. Along with Deborah Cloutier, John co-authored “A Practical Guide to Energy Management – Enhancing the Bottom Line,” published by IREM, and he also authored “A Practical Guide to Green Real Estate Management”. He has made presentations to dozens of national audiences including USGBC, IREM, BOMA, NAA and NAREIT. John was awarded two U.S. Patents as a result of developing technology for geothermal heat pumps and on-site water storage and distribution. He has held real estate brokers licenses in four Mid-Atlantic States.
Principal, JDM Associates
Deb has been providing consulting services in commercial real estate, energy management, and environmental sustainability for more than 20 years. She currently supports the DOE Better Buildings Alliance as the commercial real estate expert interfacing with more than 60 leading real estate firms. She has extensive experience designing, developing, implementing, and managing sustainability programs in the built environment.
Currently, Deb manages multiple, large, complex contracts working with some of the largest national owners to assist them in making strategic environmental management a standard business practice – including TIAA-CREF, Principal Real Estate Investors, Prudential Real Estate Investors, UDR, NEEA, Bright House Networks, and CalPERS. Under her leadership, these clients have achieved energy savings of nearly $100 million since 2006, and consistently received industry and Federal recognition for their leadership in sustainability and energy efficiency.
Additionally, Deb has supported EPA’s ENERGY STAR program since its inception and helped EPA recruit more than four billion square feet of commercial real estate, K-12 schools, higher education, and state and local governments into the program. Deb began her career at the American Institute of Architects supporting the Committee on the Environment, where she served as liaison to architects and the general public regarding environmentally preferred building materials and environmentally friendly design, and had the distinct pleasure of supporting the Greening of the White House under the Clinton Administration.