The Building People is please announce the arrival of Laura Fabeny as the new Senior Program Manager for our Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) Business Administration Support Services (BASS) contract. Ms. Fabeny is an industry professional with an impressive background supporting innovative energy and sustainability programs across the country. For the past several years, she has managed the Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) contract with the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, where she was responsible for the technical and contractual oversight of all DOE HQ staff supporting the MOTS contract. In this role Ms. Fabeny managed more than 60 staff across multiple technical programs including the Building Technologies Office, the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, and the Federal Energy Management Program. As Contract Manager at The Building People, Ms. Fabeny is responsible for the allocation and tracking of a millions in annual budgets for multiple tasks within each program, including subcontractor allocations, fiscal year funding tracking, tracking costs against deliverables, and obligated/costed/uncosted notifications. She will work directly with EERE program leadership as The Building People’s client representative to help ensure they achieve their programmatic goals. Additionally, she will work with teams to develop task order scopes, budgets, performance metrics, and staffing requirements for new initiatives. Ms. Fabeny is a James Madison University Graduate, holds an MBA from George Mason University, and is a PMP certified project manager. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Fabeny to The Building People team. Ms. Fabeny can be reached by email at email@example.com.
The Building People would like to say thank you to AIA and all those who participated in this years A’18 Conference. These engaging conversations provide insights and a path forward as professionals across the design landscape collaborate to create cities that are more resilient, sustainable, and cost effective. A special thank you to Keith Cunningham (GAO), David Insinga (GSA), and Mathew Cook (GAO) for their contributions to our session on “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”
This years AIA Conference (A’18) is themed as the Blueprint for Better Cities. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England. Among these dynamic speakers will be The Building People President & CEO Lawrence Melton discussing, “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”
Complete Event Details Below:
How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings
6/21/2018 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Javits Center Room 1E14 W 35th Street & 11th Avenue
Recently, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted research on the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) creative architectural design. The GAO studied its potential effects on operations and maintenance costs, and their findings have been used to reduce long-term costs at federal facilities. Join panelists from the GAO, GSA, and private sector for a discussion of how architects and engineers can collaborate to design buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and efficient to operate. You’ll get an inside look at design features of recently completed federal buildings and hear from the panel on what they’ve learned from these recent innovations.
- Learn to identify possible overlooked operations and maintenance costs associated with innovative designs.
- Review the evolution of design in federal courthouses and office buildings.
- Explore key differences between the design and operational needs of public and private sector buildings.
- Hear about the types of decisions and tradeoffs that the GSA and Congress make when allocating taxpayer dollars.
Moderator: Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
David Insinga, FAIA Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Lawrence Melton, FRICS, Chief Executive Officer, The Building People, Leesburg, Virginia
Matthew Cook, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
The Building People Awarded Building Automation System Upgrades and Integration Contract for U.S. General Services Administration, New England Region
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017
The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA, October 24, 2017 –The Building People LLC., an innovative real estate support services small business specializing in facilities operations and technology, has announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), New England Region has awarded them a contract to provide building automation system upgrades for 10 facilities across the region.
The Building People is no stranger to GSA’s portfolio as it currently manages more than 10 million GSF of GSA’s owned and leased buildings in the Southeast Sunbelt Region 4. Since the company’s launch in 2013, The Building People have experienced exponential growth as their connected real estate model is helping to lead the industry through the complexities of the modern technology landscape.
The Building People’s global organization delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. They empower their clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Their mission is to lead the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
111 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 | thebuildingpeople.com
Join us for the RICS ‘Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends,’ Breakfast Event
Come join DC’s infrastructure professionals for breakfast Thursday October 5th as we present RICS 2017 publication of, Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends. We will introduce the research and host a panel discussion to examine some of the most pressing issues facing private and public sector infrastructure professionals working to develop and maintain these assets that support our economic and social well-being. Register here.
Speakers will include:
–Lawrence Melton FRICS, CEO & President, The Building People
–Chris Carson FRICS, Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls, Arcadis
–Joseph Kane, Associate Fellow, The Brookings Institute
–Paul L. Rau, Senior Realty Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
–Charles Dilley, Managing Director, The Building People (Host)
Additional panelists to be announced
8:00am-8:30am: Registration and Networking.
8:30am-9:30am: Review of the paper’s findings followed by panel discussion.
Light refreshments will be provided (snacks and non-alcoholic beverages).
Important information about arrival:
The entrance is through an alley to the right of Ella’s Wood Fire Pizza at 610 9th st. NW. There will be an RICS representative to guide you, but you can just walk down that alley and turn left to find the entrance to the building. Once at the building press the bell button on the call box, then scroll to find “Breather Access”. Press “Breather” then the bell button again and say that you are there for your Breather reservation. Then use your unique code in the elevator to enter the 3rd floor (9889#)
Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends is a call to action that delivers insights from industry leaders on the current environment, while offering guidance on how to influence and restore this central pillar of economic growth (complimentary copy provided to attendees).
Leesburg, VA, May 25, 2017 – The Building People was recently awarded additional Special Item Numbers (SINs) through the GSA 03FAC Schedule, which means all federal customers can now purchase complete facilities services directly from the schedule. The Building People’s CEO and founder, Lawrence Melton commented saying, “Our growth and expansion by leveraging the GSA 03 FAC schedule expands our market presence and continues to show our success while partnering with both GSA and Federal clients to streamline the acquisition process and provide cost savings.”
The Building People offer the following services under the GSA 03FAC schedule:
- Smart Buildings Systems Integrator (SIN 003-01)
- Complete Facilities Maintenance (811 002)
- Complete Facilities Management (811-003)
- Facilities Maintenance and Management Consulting (811-006)
- Energy Management Planning and Strategies (871 202)
- Training on Energy Management (871 203)
- Metering Services (SIN 871-204)
- Energy Program Support Services (871 205)
- Building Commissioning Services (SIN 871-206)
- Energy Audit Services (871 207)
- Innovations in Renewable Energy (871 209)
- Energy Consulting Services (SIN 871-211)
NAICS Code Description
236210 INDUSTRIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
236220 COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
531312 NONRESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS
531390 OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO REAL ESTATE
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
541350 BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES
541512 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES
541513 COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
541519 OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES
541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541614 PROCESS, PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS CONSULTING SERVICES
541618 OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541620 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541690 OTHER SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541712 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
541990 ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
561110 OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
561210* FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES (Primary NAICS Code)
561920 CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW ORGANIZERS
611430 PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
624229 OTHER COMMUNITY HOUSING SERVICES
926110 ADMINISTRATION OF GENERAL ECONOMIC PROGRAMS
The Building People is a corporate real estate and facilities management organization that prides itself on more than 20 years of executive leadership experience operating, maintaining, and providing service and space solutions for building owners and their customers. Their leadership team includes nationally recognized professionals in the real estate management, facilities, and technology sectors. Their mission is to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. They achieve this by empowering building owners and operators to propagate new norms and tenant behaviors toward organizational efficiency, energy sustainability, and savings opportunities.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at email@example.com.
In this Update:
Scores are now available for wastewater treatment plants. They are based on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s (ESPM) formula. Not only will scores be available for plants designed above 0.6 MGD but also for WWTPs designed smaller than 0.6 MGD. To support these calculations, a new Flow Meter type has been added. This meter type is only available to sites designated as WWTPs.
The Improvements tab is being enhanced to assist in taking the next step of determining and implementing improvements. Additional features will assist with prioritizing improvements, making it easier to take action, as well as complementing existing programs in the State. New tools will assist with planning and budgeting which buildings are best suited for action via audits, retro-commissioning or other improvements. It will assist owners in finding rebates, incentives and programs to help fund improvements. The Improvements tab will continue to track savings targets and be a repository for energy/water related documents.
In partnership with EnergyCAP, we have developed a custom import to facilitate the transfer of data from EnergyCAP into B3 Benchmarking. The account and meter numbers in both systems need to match identically. Export your data out of EnergyCAP using their standard BL23A export then import it into Benchmarking via the Import Wizard. No need to copy the data into Benchmarking’s standard import format. Note this transfer does not include peak demand data.
In addition to the great improvements and enhancements listed above, we’ve also recently added the following to B3 Benchmarking:
- Building level metrics are now available on the benchmark, baseline and reports tabs for buildings with meters that serve multiple buildings. Warnings are displayed for any meters not connected to a building with the option of an override flag. Building navigation has been updated to streamline drilling down to building level metrics. To open the building editor, you can either click on the building name in the banner header or the dropdown arrow on the far right of a multi-building list.
- Three renewable meter types now available: PV and wind have been separated, and thermal has been added.
- Import wizard for meter readings now supports updates to existing readings in addition to new readings. For example, this will be helpful if you want to go back and enter demand or cost data for existing historical readings.
- To streamline site decommissioning, a couple of clicks within the site editor will decommission all buildings and disconnect all meters (energy and water) with that site. A decommissioned building version will be created for each building using the site’s last meter reading date. Each meter will have a disconnection date equal to its last meter reading date. If necessary, decommissioned and disconnection dates can be edited in the building and meter editors, respectively.
- Reports now provide fiscal year reporting for the many organizations that do not operate on the calendar year. The consumption summary table will align with the report options duration allowing for non-calendar year metrics. Export to Excel will prompt for a period when selecting Annual Consumption exports.
This section provides hints, tips, and tricks of the trade to make the most of your B3 Benchmarking data. This issue looks at how the Pareto Principle (80-20 rule) applies to potential savings. By the numbers, it means that 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs. For those who manage large portfolios of buildings, such as colleges and universities, state and local governments or REITs, finding the 80/20 ratio is crucial to maximizing building energy performance. Focus on the 20% of buildings that have the greatest potential to save energy. Facility managers could spend time working on those problem buildings that can be improved significantly through recommissioning or energy audits and leave the other buildings that are outside the 20% for another day. Through our B3 Benchmarking platform we have consistently found that within a managed portfolio of buildings 70 to 80% of the savings can be found in only 20 to 30% of buildings. The full article identifying how to apply the Pareto Principle to maximize building energy performance will be posted in the next issue.
Don’t miss The Building People’s Lawrence Melton and Charles Dilley feature article “Assets fit for the future,” published in the November Issue of RICS Property Journal where they introduce readers to the global challenges facing public-sector asset managers and the strategies they seek to adopt to address the future of the industry. Access the published article at RICS here.
This month’s RICS Property Journal features The Building People’s international research in which we examine public sector asset management around the globe to identify common challenges and strategies to resolve some of the systemic issues across the sector. The complete research report, Public Sector Asset Management (PSAM): Roundtable Report, had participants from more than thirty countries responsible for trillions in real property assets.
Come join The Building People as we team with IBM and Federal Executives in Real Property to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing their organizations over the coming years.