February 21, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Our Speaker of the Month:
Marika Erdely, Founder and CEO of Green EconoMe
- Current energy disclosure requirements.
- What are the new approaches to energy efficiency.
- How energy efficient buildings affect market evaluations.
Marika Erdely is the founder and CEO of Green EconoME, a full service Energy Consulting and Construction Company located in Pacific Palisades, CA. Green EconoME’s mission is to provide clients with optimum energy efficiency and water saving solutions for building sustainability.
Marika had been a financial professional for over thirty years. In her last position, Marika held the role of CFO/VP at New Millennium Homes, a major home builder and land developer of The Oaks of Calabasas. During her tenure, Marika acquired her Contractor License B (#1001368) in 2007. In 2009, Marika founded Green EconoME and became a LEED AP BD+C (Building Design and Construction). Marika became a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) in 2016. Marika is currently studying to be a C-10.
Marika holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in Business Economics from UCSB. She is a frequent speaker on energy legislation and efficiency. Marika is also the Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors of Mountains Restoration Trust, a land trust protecting open space in the Santa Monica Mountains.
ABOUT GREEN ECONOME:
Green EconoME’s services include energy disclosure reporting for the City of LA (EBEWE) and the State of CA (AB 802). By performing utility bill analysis and conducting audits, Green EconoME is able to identify opportunities to conserve energy and water usage. Green EconoME’s perspective is always independent, looking for the right solution for the problem. It must make sense financially, or the retrofit isn’t recommended. The analysis is clear and easy to understand with a focus on payback and ROI calculations. Any assumptions make sense.
Green EconoME works hard to receive utility incentives and has applied for and is in the process of receiving over $500K in incentives, for their clients, during 2017/2018.
Green EconoME manages and contracts the entire retrofit process to ensure maximum results. With the advent of new technologies, Green EconoME focuses on the implementation of energy monitoring to identify wasted energy and the installation of LED lighting and HVAC control to conserve energy usage and reduce kW demand. Green EconoME’s LED designs also meet Title 24 requirements. Green EconoME’s clients range from commercial and industrial buildings to K–12 schools.