Strategic Portfolio Asset Management for Resilience and Sustainability
MS301 | May 1st | La Salle Ballroom A&B | 09:00AM – 09:45AM
Organizations are increasingly concerned about improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their built facility assets (including buildings and infrastructure systems), specifically the need to function and achieve organizational goals during both normal and extreme climate conditions. This presentation explores emerging strategies for asset management within the context of interdependent systems. Discover how these strategies can advance resilience and sustainability goals, improve implementation efficiencies and effectiveness, and achieve consistent processes and outcomes across locations and organizational units.
Dr. Sarah Slaughter
Dr. Sarah Slaughter is a recognized expert on resilience and sustainability for the built environment. She is the founder and CEO/President of the Built Environment Coalition, a research and education nonprofit (501c3) focused on community sustainability and resilience. She currently serves on the NRC Committee on Assessing the Capital Needs of the NIH Campus, and serves on the Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) to advise the U.S. General Services Administration and the Federal government on the transformation of the federal portfolio of built facilities. She is a subject-matter-expert on urban infrastructure resilience for several research projects, and currently advises several federal agencies on strategies for improving resilience.
In 2015, Dr. Slaughter was a Visiting Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, teaching and doing research on resilient communities. Before founding the Built Environment Coalition, she was the Associate Director for Buildings and Infrastructure in the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and was co-founder and faculty head of the Sustainability Initiative in the MIT Sloan School of Management. From 1999 through 2005, Dr. Slaughter was founder and CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc., a software-enabled construction program management company utilizing the construction simulation software system Dr. Slaughter developed in her MIT research. Before founding MOCA, she was a MIT professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, focusing on innovations for the built environment. Earlier, she was a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University and conducted research in the NSF Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS).
Dr. Slaughter is currently a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Construction. She was previously on the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE), the National Academies DOD Standing Committee on Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure, and the Vice Chair of the NRC Committee on Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Systems. She also served on the Massachusetts Sustainable Water Management Advisory Board, the Sustainability Committee in the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), and several national and international advisory committees and editorial boards of professional publications. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Charles River Watershed Association, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Retroficiency, Inc., Eastern Research Group/AEA Technology, Inc., and MOCA Systems, Inc. She received her PhD, SM, and SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.