Federal Green Challenge Webinar – June 10, 2009
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
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Phone: (312) 878-0218, code 209-695-687
Green building, also known as sustainable or high performance building, is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.
Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
Managing energy, transportation, waste, and water – the Federal Green Challenge target areas – are also green building goals. Green building takes an integrated, wholebuilding approach and can be implemented in new construction and major renovation projects as well as in existing building operation and maintenance. There are opportunities to green your building at leased facilities, too. In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of green building along with information and examples of green building opportunities in new and existing buildings and leased facilities.
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources;
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity; and
- Reducing waste, pollution, and environmental degradation.
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General Services Administration
Don Horn is Director of Sustainability for GSA’s Public Buildings Service in the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings. He ensures that sustainable design principles are included in agency guidance for new construction, repair and alteration, facility management, and leasing. He provides expert advice to GSA’s National Office business lines and assists 11 regional offices in training and project implementation related to high-performance green buildings. He has worked nationally and internationally to influence green building guidance and policies. Don is a member of the ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 189.1 developing the Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council's Government Committee, the Interagency Sustainability Working Group and the Whole Building Design Guide Sustainable Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the USGBC.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8
Green Build Education and EMS Coordinator
Joni Teter is a long time entrepreneur in one of the largest bureaucracies in the world: the U.S. government. Her passion is helping people see the interconnections among activities and systems impacting the human and natural worlds, and finding opportunities for positive social change at those intersections. Her current job focuses around integrating high performance building standards with environmental management system operations in EPA Region 8’s (Denver) new LEED Gold headquarters facility. Joni has 25 years’ experience in the fields of environmental law and policy, integrated environmental management, urban growth and land use. Past work has included EMS tours of duty at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and environmental auditing support to the Malaysia Department of Environment. Joni spent most of the 2004-05 academic year in Egypt on a Fulbright Grant exploring sustainable tourism. Joni and her husband Matt are still married after designing and building a passive solar, energy-efficient home in Boulder. The house is occupied by a variety of animal companions, including a street-smart Cairene cat who maneuvered Joni into getting U.S. green cards for The Cat and her kittens.
General Services Administration
Denise Broskey works for the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Real Estate Acquisition, Real Estate Acquisition Policy, Strategic Planning and Measures Division (PRB) in Washington, DC. She is a Senior Real Estate Policy Advisor and the National Lease Policy Lead for the GSA Green Lease Program. She has been with GSA for 23 years. She has worked for GSA's National Office for the last 5 years. Prior to that, she worked for GSA 's Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia as a Senior Real Estate Team Leader, Project Manager and Contracting Officer. She currently participates as a member of the GSA, Public Building Service (PBS) Energy Working Group and GSA's Internal National Environmental Working Group. Denise presents regularly on the topics of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in leasing to federal customers and private industry alike. Denise is presently participating in the Green Lease Work Group for the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE).