Do you work at or with a federal agency? Are you interested in what federal experts are doing to enhance the sustainability and resilience of the built environment? Greenbuild Atlanta offers numerous opportunities to discover what federal sustainability leaders are doing to develop and support more livable, sustainable and resilient communities and buildings.
Representatives from numerous federal agencies and affiliated entities, including the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are scheduled to present at Greenbuild sessions.
This year, USGBC is also hosting a Federal Green Building Roundtable, where a group of invited federal agency representatives will convene to share with peers about their current sustainability projects.
If you are part of a federal agency and are interested in attending the roundtable at Greenbuild 2019, please contact Alysson Blackwelder.
To learn more, download USGBC's Federal Guide to Greenbuild.
Here are a few sessions featuring federal speakers you shouldn’t miss:
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2:30–3:30 p.m. | NREL; Whole Building Systems
Clean energy champions and expert members of USGBC’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group will discuss the development process and goals of renewable energy criteria in LEED v4.1, the greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential of various methods of renewables procurement and the vision for renewable energy criteria in future versions of LEED.
Presenters will define the site, program and performance goals for a mixed-use project in a coastal area. Interactive technology will allow participation in a vulnerability assessment using online tools to review the site’s potential for flooding, sea level rise, high winds, access and infrastructure failure.
This discussion will outline the history of structural racism in the built environment and highlight emerging trends in equitable sustainability planning, financing solutions and more.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 3–4 p.m. | DOE; York University; Bentall Kennedy
Experts will discuss potential for enhancing engagement of commercial office space tenants and will examine DOE’s recent role in facilitating research and developing tools to reduce the split incentive and inspire landlord/tenant collaboration to reduce commercial building energy consumption.
Friday, Nov. 22, 10–11:30 a.m. | Auburn University; Hester Street; USDA
Fannie Mae and USDA will present a contextual, comprehensive overview of the work of Rural Studio, and support an open discussion about the coalition’s systems-wide approach to addressing the growing crisis in inventory, affordability and homeownership in the rural U.S.