Federal Green Challenge Webinar – March 10, 2010
Measuring your Climate Footprint
Date: March 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
Participate: Log-in | Phone: (773) 945-1010, code 263-938-371
The new Executive Order 13514 has changed the landscape for federal partners, requiring them to measure their environmental performance in terms of greenhouse gases. There are a number of tools available to help assess facility climate footprints. In this webinar, you will learn about several such tools, including:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Senior Research Scientist
Kathleen Judd is a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which she joined in 2000. Her research interests and professional experience includes greenhouse gas (GHG) management, sustainable development, technology planning and assessment, and community outreach and communications. She has experience conducting GHG inventories in the federal sector and is currently supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to develop federal GHG accounting and reporting guidance. She is also working with FEMP to develop a roadmap to a climate neutral federal government and plan for climate neutral campuses in the federal sector.
Kathleen graduated from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise with an MBA and MS in natural resource policy. Prior to joining PNNL, she worked for Conservation International where she managed the development of sustainably-harvested non-timber forest products in Latin America with the goal of supporting sustainable development around biodiversity hotspots.
Climate Leaders Program
John Sottong is the Technical Director for EPA’s Climate Leaders program where he is responsible for providing technical support to Partner companies and negotiating aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals for the program. Prior to joining EPA, he worked in Boulder, Colorado for E Source—where he applied his expertise in energy-related environmental issues including climate change, green power, energy-efficiency programs, and commercial and industrial energy use. Prior to that John worked for the World Bank on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy issues in developing countries, and as a climate change specialist for Science Applications International Corporation. John holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
- Implementing guidance for conducting greenhouse gas inventories and likely approaches and data that will be required for calculating emissions under Executive Order 13514; and
- U.S. EPA’s Climate Leaders program tools and resources to help federal facilities calculate and manage emissions.