CRTC's Emerging Tech Forum presents:
Green Initiatives and Their Impact on the Bottom Line
Featuring two presentations on the topic:
The Smart Building Shift
Andrea Hidalgo, LEED AP O+M, Senior Manager, AtSite
Smart building technology is leading to a major shift in the nexus between regular building operation and persistent, ongoing, energy efficient operation. Those involved in building design, construction, and operation must manage their buildings and spaces efficiently and intelligently to address the significant resource consumption inherent in the building lifecycle. The building community is adopting innovative design solutions, operational best practices, and new technologies to reduce building inefficiencies, and to provide healthier, more productive and lower-cost indoor environments.
Tax Planning in the Green Marketplace
James T. Paulk, JD/CPA, Senior Tax Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Federal, state and local incentives for being green abound for businesses in various industries. The past few years have seen a significant spike in benefits for large-scale asset purchases at the federal and state level, which has only added to the list of benefits available for being green. Our presentation will re-focus on the recent history of benefits, as well as look ahead to the future of those currently in place. We will provide resources and guidance to help businesses incorporate the various incentives into the short and long-range business plans. Specific topics and issues include reviewing the current menu of benefits and credits for green asset purchases, federal benefits for green building and renovation, the market for renewable energy trading, and developments in the areas of depreciation, improvements and repairs.
Andrea Hidalgo, a LEED AP O+M and Certified Infrared Thermographer, has nine years of experience in commercial and federal buildings, with a concentration on energy, architecture and design/construction management. Ms. Hidalgo's specialty is project management with an emphasis on efficient long-term building operations, sustainable design, and construction oversight. Andrea oversees the delivery of smart building infrastructure, energy analyses and reporting, ENERGY STAR and thermography analyses, sustainability assessments, building commissioning and LEED administration. Ms. Hidalgo received her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Syracuse University and Master's of Engineering Management from The George Washington University. She was recently was named the 2011 Real Estate Emerging Leader Member of the Year by NAIOP Maryland/DC, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
James T. Paulk, JD/CPA, Senior Tax Manager
J.T. has 11 years experience in corporate and public accounting. As a senior manager in CliftonLarsonAllen’s Large & Midsize Business tax practice, he manages multi-state C Corporation, S Corporation and partnership engagements for clients in government contracting, engineering, architecture, construction, manufacturing, technology, wholesale and distribution, transportation, and general services. He has considerable experience with state and local tax compliance and consulting, including voluntary disclosure, amnesty, nexus issues, sales and use tax, and unclaimed property. JT also provides tax planning, consulting and compliance to high net worth individuals and business owners. JT has spoken publicly on various corporate tax topics, including benefits for biotechnology, construction and real estate. He has presented to groups such as the University of Maryland BioPark, the Pennsylvania Institute of Internal Auditors, Financial Managers Society’s Controller’s Clinic and the Maryland Economic Development Authority.