Dhruti Patel

professional-pictureDhruti Patel received her Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her Masters in Energy Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago. She started her professional path within the power industry as a structural engineer designing power plants and then disrupted her career to work within the field of sustainability. She is currently an Energy Engineer for Goby Inc., a sustainability technology firm head-quartered in the Chicago loop. As an energy engineer, Dhruti works with the commercial real estate industry to reduce buildings energy usage, green-house gas emissions and carbon footprint.  In 2015, she was recognized as Chicago Scholars’ 35 under 35 Young Professionals Making an Impact, and the youngest member to serve on the Global Collaborative Engagement Advisory Group for the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

The Impact of Sustainability Report on Existing Buildings

Dhruti Patel will be discussing the impact of sustainability reporting on existing buildings and current reporting technologies in the market place, market transformation of real estate investment trusts (REITs), and integration of Internet of Things to design efficiencies of existing spaces.

Date:   Friday, October 21, 2016

Time:  10:00-10:50 am

Location:   Taft Hall 120

Readings:

  1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bradthomas/2012/11/19/benchmarking-green-the-first-investable-us-green-property-indexes-for-reits/#4bbf183a4d75
  2. http://www.edie.net/library/How-the-Internet-of-Things-is-transforming-sustainability/6679