Federal Green Challenge Webinar - July 26, 2012
Reducing Energy Use and Increasing Renewable Energy for Federal Facilities
This webinar focuses on reducing the environmental impact of your facility’s energy consumption, while still achieving your agency’s mission. The FGC targets energy consumption strategies to reduce your agency’s environmental impacts. This session features expert speakers from the Department of Energy and the Social Security Administration.
Webinar Recording and Presentations:
Video: Federal Green Challenge Reducing Energy Use and Increasing Renewable Energy for Federal Facilities webinar (WMV) (1:32:30; 82MB)
Presentation: Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (PDF) (78 pp, 2.37MB)
Presentation: Social Security Administration Hagel Federal Building (PDF) (14 pp, 2.43MB)
Sarah Jensen is the Sustainability Lead and Energy Program Specialist in the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program. Ms. Jensen administers the Sustainable Green Buildings component of the Federal Energy Management Program at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, she manages and coordinates a comprehensive, nation-wide education program to assist agencies in their efforts to comply with the Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings (new construction and existing buildings). Ms. Jensen works with DOE’s National Laboratories, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive to help agencies identify and implement strategies to comply with the Guiding Principles, which are a requirement of Executive Orders 13423 and 13514.
Ms. Jensen earned her law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where she specialized in natural resources law. She is a member of the Virginia Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, and serves on the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change.
Amanda Sahl leads FEMP's energy efficient product procurement team, which sets minimum efficiency requirements for a dozen product types purchased frequently in the Federal government (e.g., commercial gas water heaters). In this role she works to institutionalize energy efficient product procurement within the U.S. Government and increase Federal procurement of energy efficient products (particularly ENERGY STAR, FEMP-designated, and EPEAT).
Ms. Sahl previously led FEMP’s Federal Fleet Management program. Prior to joining FEMP, she received her Master’s of Environmental Science from Yale University.
David Rouggly is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) at Social Security Administration’s Frank Hagel Federal Building in Richmond, California, and a Team Leader in the building’s Facilities division. He has also served as Project Officer for major repairs and building alterations, Building Manager, and other facility-related functions at various federal sites. Dave presents about how the Frank Hagel Federal Building reduced energy usage by 15.6% since 2008. To do this, they installed energy efficient devices and generated renewable energy.