I believe there remains a pathway to decarbonization that delivers economic and social benefit. I aim to drive change at the nexus of climate change, environmental justice, and transformation of the built environment.View the profile
Joseph Aamidor is an experienced product leader and expert in smart buildings, real estate technology and facility operations. He provides product and market strategy guidance to building owners/operators, established building management firms, technology providers, investors, and early-stage innovators. Previously, he served as Director of Product at Lucid Design Group and was a product manager at Johnson Controls. He is an internationally recognized speaker and a frequent contributor to leading industry publications such as Propmodo, Greentech Media, Built Worlds and CRE Tech.View the profile
I joined the Switch Automation leadership team in March 2019. As the Vice President of Operations, I oversee all US operations daily and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. I also lead strategic planning for the business and help ensure profitability.Before joining Switch Automation, I worked at U.S. Green Building Council as the Mountain Region Director. I managed a team, executed large scale events, and created a regional growth strategy across an eight state region. Prior to this role, I served as the USGBC Colorado executive director.I consider Denver, Colorado, home but grew up mostly in Central Pennsylvania. I travel regularly to connect with friends, family and market leaders.I earned a Master's degree in Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Denver in 2018. Before moving to Denver, I lived in Fort Collins and earned a BA in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University.Most recently, I completed a professional certificate program at University of Colorado Boulder in Sustainability Management.View the profile
About the talk
From the bushfires in Australia to the ongoing forest fires in the U.S., the climate emergency confirms that our ‘business as usual’ commercial practices simply aren’t enough. Hear a candid discussion from industry experts of how connected and sustainable buildings are more resilient, healthier for occupants and better for the environment; plus practical tips to digitize with urgency and intention.
04:30 Why data-driven sustainability?
07:25 Real estate crisis
12:31 Smart building technology in a crisis
17:23 Switch to a data-driven process
23:43 Sustainability decision-making
27:20 Trade-off examples
30:18 Practical tips
Okay, let's go ahead and get started. Welcome, everyone. Thanks for being here. Just want to acknowledge the event organizers. CREtech, they threw efforts to bring us together virtually. Don't forget to visit all of the wonderful sponsors in the virtual expo this which automation group does have a team there in our virtual booth or have chatted more about this and about what we're doing here with us solution. But with that, I think we're going to go ahead and get started so that is pull up my slides.
experience in the industry has primarily been in sustainability. As I worked in the mountain region for the US Green Building Council helping to advance the Green Building rating systems of GBCI. Provide an introduction a little bit about yourself and what brings you to the panel today? Yeah, thank you it's a great fit to join you on the stage as well. Joe Aamidor. I'm a Consultant Smart Building Products to Market strategy really so I work with a lot of small companies becomes investors hoping you either improve product
do some of those to the market research around those products or some cases strategy teams. That's a better understanding of the industry. I write a newsletter every month right on articles online. So maybe you've heard of me and I would say I'll give a quick background on sustainability piece related to my background actually started in my career policy degree Environmental Policy of concentration and worked on carbon emissions inventory 15-16 years ago. Everything was Richie's base. I remember thinking either client companies that were trying to
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