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Operationalizing Smart Buildings


As big data and smarter buildings become more prevalent, what are ways to capture those benefits in an operating environment. Without enhanced operations, many smart building projects will not achieve the operational savings and other ancillary benefits they were expected to deliver. This session will cover lessons learned and best practices to ensure your monitoring based commissioning programs achieve the promised results.


Leo O'Loughlin
Senior Director, Energy Services

Current responsibilities

Leo O’Loughlin is a Sr. Director in JLL’s Energy Services group. In this role, he is responsible for business development in the Americas for both Energy Services and IntelliCommand.  He advises clients on energy and smart building strategies for optimal management of their real estate portfolios.  He is responsible for creating the strategy and delivering growth to all of the Corporate Solutions client base through new and expanded Energy Services offerings.


Mr. O’Loughlin has 27 years of direct experience in providing complex energy solutions to large commercial and industrial users. In the renewables field, he has worked on solar rooftop programs, feed-in-tariff programs, virtual net metering programs, and large utility scale programs. For 10 years prior to joining JLL, he held positions including Director of Business Development at Sempra Energy and Veolia Energy in San Diego. His responsibilities included all business development and customer retention in the western U.S., including drafting and renegotiating long-term energy services contracts and agreements. He created commercial and financial structures that facilitated energy efficiency and outsourcing programs for national clients. He managed the analysis of several acquisition opportunities in utility scale biomass systems and district energy systems.

At Trigen, Mr. O’Loughlin led business development activities for the growth of district energy systems in the western U.S. He was the commercial lead for acquisitions of chilled water and steam district energy systems in the west.

At PG&E Energy Services and Sempra Energy Solutions, Mr. O’Loughlin was responsible for the project development, commercial structuring and pricing of integrated energy solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Prior to that, he worked for a national design build mechanical contractor, Southland Industries, and a national energy analysis and MEP design consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency upgrade programs.

Education and affiliations

Mr. O’Loughlin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. in Finance from San Diego State University. He is a registered professional engineer in California.


·    27 years of energy experience

·    Joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2011