ULI Indiana - October Breakfast Series - The Business Case for Sustainable Development


2023-10-19T08:00:00 - 2023-10-19T10:00:00

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    Early Pricing Until October 1 Members Non-Members
    Private $30.00 $50.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $15.00 $25.00
    Retired $15.00 N/A
    Student $15.00 $25.00
    Under Age 35 $15.00 $25.00
    Late Pricing Begins October 14
    Private $35.00 $60.00
    Private $40.00 $65.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $20.00 $30.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $25.00 $35.00
    Retired $20.00 N/A
    Retired $25.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $30.00
    Student $25.00 $35.00
    Under Age 35 $20.00 $30.00
    Under Age 35 $25.00 $35.00

    Join us to discuss the business case for sustainability in development! 

    All too often, sustainability goals are cast aside due to budget constraints. During this breakfast, we will discuss how and why to keep your sustainability goals on the forefront through creative funding solutions.


    ULI’s mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide, and net zero is a crucial building block to help us achieve this. According to the AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis Report, achieving global net zero GHG emissions is a requirement for stabilizing CO2-induced global surface temperature warming. Real estate has a tremendous responsibility and opportunity in this realm to act and ensure a future where we are minimizing our environmental impacts and advancing pathways to mitigating climate change. There is also a clear and present business case opportunity for real estate to take leadership on decarbonization.
    PLEASE NOTE:  This breakfast series event is being held at Guggman Haus!
    8:00-8:30 Registration and networking (food and coffee available)
    8:30-9:30 Program
    9:30-10:00 Continued networking



    Ryan Hadley

    Indiana Office of Energy Development

    Ryan Hadley is the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Energy Development and the State’s Chief Energy Officer. Appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb on January 24, 2022, Ryan leads the OED in supporting the development of affordable and reliable energy solutions for Hoosiers through three main priorities: energy policy guidance to the executive branch, grant administration, and public education. Prior to the Office of Energy Development, Ryan served as the Executive Director of External Affairs at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. In that capacity, he led the Commission’s legislative, media, and stakeholder management strategies and advised the Commission on related issues. He also oversaw the Consumer Affairs Division, which provides dispute resolution services to customers and utilities. Additionally, he directed the disbursement strategy of the Underground Plant Protection Account fund, intended to raise awareness of Indiana’s 811 Law and provide education on safe digging practices. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana located in Evansville. He and his family reside in Bargersville.


    Jacob Everett

    Corsa Strategies

    Jacob Everett is the Founder of Corsa Strategies, which provides site selection and incentive advisory services across North America as well as leadership in renewable energy. Jacob is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) accredited by the International Economic Development Council and has nearly 15 years of experience working at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Focused on all forms of private sector growth and investment, Corsa Strategies provides advisory services to businesses to optimize location strategies, maximize financial performance of facilities and investment activities, and facilitate engagement with the public sector to enable growth. Jacob’s work consulting private sector clients spans the US and Canada and has included companies of all sizes and industries. He writes and speaks nationally on site selection, real estate, economic development, and energy.


    Dan Overbey

    Browning Day

    Daniel Overbey, AIA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, LEED AP (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), WELL AP, EcoDistricts AP, ActiveScore AP is an Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability for Indiana-based Browning Day and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University’s R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. His work focuses on high-performance and zero net energy/zero net carbon building design and construction, environmental systems research, energy/lifecycle assessment modeling, and resilient design. Daniel has led sustainability efforts on a number of high-profile green building projects including the first ILFI-certified zero net energy building in Indiana, the largest corporate LEED Platinum project in Indiana, and the only dual LEED and SITES certified project in Indiana. Daniel is the current President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architect (AIA Indiana) and is a past Chair of the Indiana affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Daniel holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).


    Katie Vrabel

    Director of Sustainability, Buckingham Companies

    Katie Vrabel (MBA, LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador) is a native Hoosier and Vice President of Sustainability for Buckingham Companies. She develops and leads all sustainability initiatives throughout Buckingham’s portfolio, including the implementation of energy, water, and waste programs, sustainable building certifications, and other greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies. She has collaborated with leading national organizations including Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) on sustainability initiatives, including the national BOMA Waste and Water Challenge. Katie is a current board member for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP), and USGBC Indiana Market Leadership Advisory Board. Katie holds an MBA from Texas A&M and a BS from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.