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Federal Green Challenge Webinar – December 9, 2009

Building Operations and Maintenance: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
Participate: Log-in | Phone: (916) 233-3087, access code 355-413-413

There are many opportunities for existing buildings to be modified to improve their operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for existing buildings (LEED-EB) is a tool for building owners and operators to green their facilities and measure their environmental achievements. Buildings receive points for their performance in a number of categories, including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The number of points earned by a building determines whether the building is awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum LEED-EB designation.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

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Speakers:
Melissa Gallagher-Rogers
Director, Government Sector
U.S. Green Building Council
mgrogers@usgbc.org

Ms. Gallagher-Rogers acts as the primary liaison to Federal, State and Local agencies as they green their building portfolios by implementing the LEED Green Building Rating System. Melissa is also responsible for the creation of programs that facilitate peer to peer interaction within this crucial market. This includes the development of tools and resources specific to the sectors as well as speaking at conferences across the country to provide education on green building. Melissa began as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) with the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As a program specialist with DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program, she set policy on health and safety specifically on lead paint and mold growth in housing. She holds a M.P.P. in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and a B.A. in International Environmental Policy from the University of Connecticut.


Ryan Thorpe
Director of Operations
Oregon Convention Center
RyanThorpe@Oregoncc.org
Mr. Thorpe is the Director of Operations for the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan has 18 years experience in facilities operations management and technical systems design and maintenance. He graduated from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Andrew Bond
Energy/Sustainability Specialist
General Services Administration
andrew.bond@gsa.gov

Mr. Bond has worked for the General Services Administration (GSA) since 2006. At GSA, Andrew initially focused on resource efficiencies and environmental compliance in downtown Denver federal buildings. Early in Andrew's career, he and several colleagues formed an energy and water reduction team focusing on retrofitting existing systems and buildings to be more energy and water efficient while meeting or exceeding tenant requirements. Recycling programs were implemented and LEED certifications were attained, and many other sustainable aspects had been indoctrinated into the downtown portfolio. After about two years with GSA's downtown field office, Andrew was promoted to the regional level to perform similar work in a six state region including Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. This region hosts hundreds of federally owned and leased space. The GSA owned space alone grosses more than 14.5 Million GSF.

Andrew completed his Green Building Certificate from Colorado State University's Institute for the Built Environment. He also achieved the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the BOMI Institute. Andrew gained his LEED-AP designation after working on two LEED-EB projects in 2008. His education includes a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management from Denver University.


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