Anna Harman and Thomas McKeown

Track H: Resiliency and Reliability
Thu/AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Senior Advisor, Decarbonization Strategy | Manager, ESG
Jones Lang Lasalle | Oxford Properties
Strategic Considerations to Decarbonize Global Building Portfolios

This is a joint presentation, with perspective from both Property Management and Asset Owner on considerations for decarbonizing a global real estate portfolio. From macro to micro, this strategy considers how a global portfolio model can inform top priority decarbonization planning, to later focus on the delivery of decarbonization studies and implementation at the asset level. Lessons learned from every asset in the portfolio can feed back into your global portfolio model to continuously improve and enhance forecasting and decision making.

Anna is a Canadian leader in carbon reduction solutions for buildings and a recipient of the AEE 2021 Young Energy Professional of the Year award. Anna has previously focused on guiding Government of Canada clients to net zero carbon. She was a key contributor to the development of plans to avoid over 18 million tons of CO2e emissions in over 1000 buildings across Canada. In her previous role as Decarbonization Advisor with WSP Canada, Anna led the development of holistic sustainability and carbon reduction strategies across Canada as well as internationally.
Outside of work Anna is developing programs to assist young people of all backgrounds in their exploration of climate change, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable living. She additionally co-founded a volunteer committee aimed to foster a sustainable workplace and surrounding community. Anna has recently joined JLL Canada in the capacity of Senior Decarbonization Advisor. In this role she is continuing to expedite her mission to extend her efforts beyond Canada and bring together a network of leaders internationally who will work together to curve the effects of climate change.

Thomas works for Oxford Properties Group as Manager, ESG focused on our Global portfolio. He is focused on leveraging data to enhance building performance in our global portfolio, and collaborating with internal and external teams to forecast and strategically improve Oxford’s carbon emissions. Thomas comes from a background as an energy auditor and commissioning practitioner at WSP. He is always drawing back to his insights about how to improve performance at the building level to influence the strategic thinking he brings to his role in global decarbonization at the portfolio level.

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