Meeting/Event Information


March 19, 2014

Reinventing the West Philadelphia Skyline: Energy Challenges and Opportunities
March 19, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Hub - Cira Center
2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Reinventing the West Philadelphia Skyline: Energy Challenges and Opportunities

New development, redevelopments and construction projects underway along the Schuylkill River in West Philadelphia bring new energy challenges and opportunities.  With several projects already completed like the Cira Center and IRS 30th Street Campus, some currently under construction such as the Evo building and FMC Tower and additional projects in earlier phases, a driving force in altering the City’s skyline is Brandywine Reality Trust.  Earning 67 Energy Star ratings for buildings in their portfolio, energy efficiency is a top priority for the company.  Ron Pluto, Brandywine Reality Trust’s General Manager will be sharing more details on some of the energy challenges and opportunities he is addressing as construction in this neighborhood booms.

The meeting will be taking place at the Hub - Cira Center.  Public Transportation is encouraged with the proximity of the meeting to 30th Street Station. Parking is available in the Amtrak lot located in the Cira Center for an additional fee. 

Speaker Bio:

Ron Pluto is the General Manager for Brandywine’s Cira University City Portfolio Mr. Pluto began his career with Heitman Properties as Chief Operating Engineer in 1984 and has worked in the commercial real estate business for the past 30 years. While working in all facets of the commercial real estate business within Heitman, Mr. Pluto eventually held the position of Senior Vice President of Engineering. Post tenure at Heitman, Mr. Pluto worked for Lucent Technologies where he held the position of Energy Manager for all Domestic Operations. Mr. Pluto has achieved designations of Real Property Manager (RPA) from BOMA and as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers. He has associations with ASHRAE, NFPA, AEE, RSES, Building Commissioning Council, and BOMA. Mr. Pluto is currently the co-chair of the BOMA utilities committee.


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