US Green Building Council 2010 Federal Summit

Exploring the role of the US government in advancing green building.

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May 18, 2010 12:00 AM
May 19, 2010 12:00 AM


Washington, DC

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The government sector promises to be a significant part of the job growth and economic promise of green building.

  • Much of the $787 billion in federal stimulus money is supporting publicly owned green building and retrofit projects at the local, state and federal levels.

  • The federal government alone owns and operates some 500,000 buildings.

  • 30 percent of all LEED projects are government-owned.

  • In January, the Obama administration set a 28 percent greenhouse gas reduction target for public buildings by 2020.

Join the U.S. Green Building Council, government officials, industry leaders and experts from the non-profit community for Federal Summit 2010, one-and-a-half days of high-quality education, policy-oriented discussions and presentations, networking with the decision-makers you need to know to be part of the public sector's green building boom, and other essential opportunities. And for government employees only, the additional half-day Government Forum will offer government-focused programming.

And Federal Summit 2010 is in the process of applying to qualify for continuing education hours toward satisfying GBCI's LEED Professional Credential maintenance requirements as well as AIA continuing education.

Speakers will include:

  • Director of U.S. General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings Kevin Kampschroer

  • U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Manager Richard Kidd

  • Urban Land Institute Senior Research Fellow Tom Murphy

  • U.S. General Services Administration Commissioner of Public Buildings Bob Peck

  • Office of Management and Budget Deputy Associate Administrator for Procurement and Senior Budget Analyst Cynthia Vallina

Example program topics include:

  • Retrofits of existing buildings

  • Implementation of current executive orders and legislation

  • Leadership and success stories in green building

  • Federal programs and resources

  • State and local programs

  • Multiple buildings and campus greening

  • Sustainable communities

  • Climate change

The event is open to all government agencies, non-government organizations and private firms that work with government agencies.

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